Sunday, December 9, 2012

Weekly News & Agenda for Tuesday, 12/11/12

1. AGENDA FOR TUESDAY, 12/11/12:

During our roundtable introductions, say as much as you'd like about your current pursuits and any networking needs.  Typically someone in the group will be able to provide referrals, advice, or other assistance with your particular need.  Even if you don't have immediate needs, consider joining us on Tuesday for the long-term networking value.


Evan Roth is Nelnet’s Executive Director and Chief Learning Officer and a Principal in Roth Consultancy International.  Evan will speak about Business Coaching – he is a Certified Professional Coach.  He will review his path to become a certified Business Coach, how coaches can help businesses and individuals, and when/how to engage a coach.

Thanks to Jim Burke (USMA '73) for arranging this speaker for us.

Here's a more detailed bio on Evan Roth:

Evan Roth currently serves as Nelnet's Executive Director and Chief Learning Officer. His responsibilities include organizational effectiveness, leadership development, corporate planning and strategy, human resources, associate well-being, and enterprise-wide learning. Roth joined Nelnet in April 2003 as Managing Director of Loan Services.
Mr. Roth's experience in the technology industry includes two years as Controller-Latin America for JD Edwards, with responsibility for leading the accounting and finance teams in Mexico, Argentina, and Brazil. During the prior seven years, he was General Manager (and previously CFO) for Interactive Software, an international business intelligence software and services provider. Roth led that company's roll-up IPO into Condor Technology Solutions and subsequent divestiture to Allen Systems Group (ASG). He also served as VP-Finance/Administration and Board Member for Hertzler Systems, a quality management software provider.

Roth has extensive experience in finance and accounting, general management, international expansion and operations, process improvement initiatives, human resources, innovation, and M&A/integration.  He is a Certified Professional Coach from the Institute of Professional Excellence in Coaching, an Energy Leadership Index Master Practitioner, and an Associate Certified Coach under the International coach Federation.  He is also a Principal in Roth Consultancy International, a coaching and consulting company.

Prior to the joining the technology industry, Roth had nine years of progressive experience in commercial banking, including accounting, compliance, credit, mergers and acquisitions, and operations responsibilities. He is a CPA (inactive) and earned his bachelor's in accounting from Goshen College, Indiana. He also has a degree in Financial Management and Control from the School for Bank Administration, Madison, Wisconsin. He is bilingual in Spanish, and conversational in Portuguese.  He serves as Chairman of the Board for Healing Waters International, a non-profit company that provides clean drinking water for the poor in Latin America.

Roth makes his home in Littleton, CO with his family.


-- 12/11/12 (this week):  Evan Roth - see above.  
-- 12/18/12:  Dave Jackson (USMA '73) will discuss "Reiki:  Healing Hands or Whoey?".  Dave is a Reiki Master.  His talk will address such questions as - What is Reiki?  Does it work?  How did it start?
-- 12/25/12:  Holiday - no meeting.
-- 1/1/13:  Holiday - no meeting.
If you'd like to invite a speaker or lead a discussion on any future Tuesday, just let me know at

3.  JOB OPPORTUNITY - Executive Director at Veterans Helping Veterans Now:

Thanks to Dave Jackson (USMA '73) for passing along the following item.  If interested, please apply as instructed below.
                                                          Executive Director

About VHVnow:  VHVnow is a Boulder County nonprofit located in Longmont with the mission of building healthier lives for veterans and their families.  For more information, please visit

VHVnow is a new and rapidly growing nonprofit.  This position would be hectic and extremely rewarding.  The staff, board, volunteers and clients are fabulous; the need for VHVnow’s services is great.

            - Liaison with fiscal sponsor, CNDC, including all activities concerning weekly                         
                  invoices and revenue deposits, proper coding, records maintenance, contracts, etc.
            - Liaison with board – including recruitment, orientation, training, support, notification
                 of meetings, preparation of board materials, site location, etc.
            - Liaison with community agencies and organizations
            - Oversees preparation of data collection (clients, volunteers, donors), yearly surveys,   
                 annual reports, analysis of data, donor information, reports, etc.
            - Oversees operation of drop-in Center, including supplies, appearance, relationship with
                 landlord, supervision of phone calls/drop in clients and visitors
            - Strategic planning with staff/board/stakeholders/fiscal sponsor.  Determining                     
                  measurable goals for program/staff
            - Develop budget with appropriate board members, soliciting senior staff input, including
                 plan for both revenue and expenditures
            - Maintain overview of budget on a monthly basis
            - Maintain and enhance policies and procedures
            - Supervise outreach/communication to media, community and to veterans/families
            - Overall oversight, as situations emerge
            - Supervise closely both program staff and resource development staff, including    
                approval of all new programs and fund development initiatives, conduct staff   
                evaluations 2x/year
            - Participate in fund development/meetings with donors, etc.  Support development staff
                 and program staff with “face time” with donors, volunteers, clients
            - Maintain and enhance the core values of the organization
            - Possible launch of social entrepreneur venture and/or capital investment
            - Interaction with volunteers and clients 
Desired Experience, Skills and Attributes
            -    Dedication to and understanding of veteran issues and core values of the
            -    Ample combination of non-profit, educational or relevant experience
            -    Experience with volunteer management, program management and/or financial
-       Ability to commit for at least two years, providing enthusiasm/passion; willingness to put in more than 40 hours per week, if necessary
-       Vision, self-motivation, creativity and entrepreneurial spirit
-       Great flexibility, patience and consideration
-       Leadership experience with clients, volunteers, board and community 
-       Basic computer skills (Word, Excel)
-       Additional computer/social network skills preferred
-       Knowledge of local communities/agencies/nonprofits preferred

            $50,000 to $53,000 first year, based on experience.  Benefits set by CNDC and include health, vacation, etc.  A bonus can be considered if revenue exceeds expenses.

            Veterans/family members encouraged to apply.

            Please send cover letter and resume to Judy Nogg at

            (Our fiscal sponsor, Colorado Nonprofit Development Center, is a statewide nonprofit with the mission of nurturing and supporting smaller nonprofits.)


Have a great week.  Congrats to Navy for winning this year's Commander-in-Chief's Trophy. 

Joe Paniccia (USMA '84)

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. The Marriott lots are paid parking (approx $2-4), however 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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