Sunday, March 18, 2012

Weekly News and Agenda for Tuesday 3/20/12


0700-0800: OPEN FORUM

During the Open Forum we expand on our normal roundtable introductions, providing an opportunity to talk in more detail about what's new for you or anything we can help with. We also discuss topics of common interest, with particular focus on business trends, veterans' issues, employment opportunities, and service academy news. Grab some coffee and join us Tuesday morning for productive discussion and general networking.


3/20/12 (this week): Open Forum - see above.

3/27/12: Lindy Blackburn (USMA '69) will discuss distressed property sales.

4/3/12: SCHEDULE CHANGE - For this date, Chaplain (MAJ) Shawn Menchion and his staff from USAFA will visit us to give a presentation on the Religious Respect Training Program (RRTP) underway at USAFA. Our previously scheduled speaker for this date (Tim Spelman) has graciously agreed to move his talk to May 1 so we could seize this opportunity.

4/10/12: John Toth with Veterans Green Jobs will talk about the programs underway to help veterans with employment opportunities in this rapidly growing industry sector.

If you'd like to invite a speaker (or lead a discussion yourself) on any future Tuesday morning, just let me know at


After highly successful stints in financial sales, David Graves (USMA '97) is looking to make a shift to corporate finance. If you have a lead on any Denver-based corporate finance positions, please contact David directly, at

Our Biznet blog (and resulting email) does not provide the capability to do attachments, but David will be glad to send you his resume. Meantime, here are a few highlights of his background:
-- MBA in Finance, University of Denver, to be completed fall of 2012
-- Currently holds Series 6, 7, 63, 65, and 26 licenses, and Colorado Property & Casualty and Life & Health Insurance licenses.
-- Prudential Financial Manager (2009-2012) - Led 3-state area in new agent recruiting activity. Built book of business stretching from Casper, WY down to Pueblo, CO.
-- Farmers Insurance District Sales Manager (2006-2008) - Responsible for managing 22 independent contractor agents representing $25 million in premium revenue. Responsible for the hiring and training of new agents. Full P&L responsibilities for district office personnel including the negotiation of leases, equipment, etc.


Have a great week.

Joe Paniccia (USMA '84)
BizNet Coordinator

Service Academy BizNet of Denver meets weekly on Tuesdays at 0700, in the Marriott Hotel at the Denver Tech Center. From I-25, exit Belleview east, then turn north onto Syracuse Street. While the Marriott lots are paid parking (approx $2-4), you can park for FREE across the street at Garcia's Restaurant (we have their permission). Look for us in the seating area inside the Marriott's coffee shop. RSVP is not required. Dress is casual. Attendance is open to graduates of the federal service academies (USAFA, USCGA, USMA, USMMA, USNA). Our schedule, roster and other information are posted on the web site at

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