• 24 Jan 2017
  • 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
  • Denver University Joy Burns Center Fritz Knoebel School of Hospitality Management Tuscan Ballroom 2044 E Evans Ave Denver, CO 80208
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Join DBS for an informative evening with local economic experts.  We will have an interactive panel discussion on the economic outlook for 2017 both here in Colorado and nationally.  Learn how the recent changes in Washington may impact your business and personal economic outlook. 


        Dr. Richard L. Wobbekind is Executive Director of the Business Research Division and Senior Associate Dean for Academic Programs at the University of Colorado Boulder.  As Executive Director of the Business Research Division his responsibilities include developing an annual consensus forecast of the Colorado economy and performing various economic impact assessments of the Colorado economy. 

  Pam Reichert joined the Metro Denver Economic  Development Corporation (EDC) in 2011 and works on developing the organization's annual strategic plan and budget; maintaining effective relationships with key constituencies including investors, regional economic development associations, and affiliated groups throughout Colorado; expanding industry development efforts through the Metro Denver EDC's industry-focused affiliates; and coordinating prospect recruitment missions both domestically and internationally. Pam holds a Master of Arts in Area Studies from Indiana University and a Bachelor of Arts in International Studies and French from Bowling Green State University in Ohio.

      Jeff Ahbe is founder of the Ahbe Capital Investment Group Inc. (ACIG), and is former Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Ferrox Holdings Ltd., and former Senior Executive Vice President of Union Pacific Resources Inc.   Jeff has served on public and private boards domestically and internationally. Mr. Ahbe received both his Bachelors and Masters of Sciences Degrees from Purdue University and EDP (Executive Development Program in Business) from Northwestern University’s, Kellogg Business School.   He is also an invited member of the Kellogg Global Innovation Network and is Senior Advisor to Kellogg Alumni Colorado.

      Dr. Jack Strauss won the award for Best Research for Full Professor at SLU’s John Cook School of Business. He was a Fulbright Scholar in the Ukraine and a three-time recipient of the Duke University Sloan Research Scholarship in International Economics.  He joins Daniels from Saint Louis University (SLU), where he was a professor of economics and director of the Simon Center for Regional Forecasting. His research focuses on new forecasting methods and applications, including forecasting housing prices, stock returns and employment growth. 

     Moderator - Vinny Del Giudice is a  Bloomberg First Word reporter and regular contributor to Bloomberg Radio. He covered the economics beat for Bloomberg News from the U.S. Treasury in Washington, D.C. from 1990 to 2012. At Bloomberg First Word, he covers economics as well as the government bond and currency markets.

  • 5:30 - 6:30 Networking
  • 6:30 - 8:30 Panel Discussion and Q & A

Paid parking options (see link):


  • Lot E: Just South of E Evans on S High St
  • Lot H1: E Iliff Ave (between S High St and S University Blvd)
  • Lot K: Just East of S High St and E Asbury Ave

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