Sunday, December 2, 2012

Weekly News & Agenda for Tuesday, 12/4/12


As we go around the room, please introduce yourself (typically name, academy/class, current occupation) and say as much as you'd like about your current pursuits and any networking needs we might be able to help with.  Even if you don't have immediate needs, consider joining us on Tuesday for the long-term networking value.


This week Biznet member Pat Tierney (USNA '87) will talk about his new company - Mirror Image Ventures - which is building a clean-tech reverse logistics network.  Thanks to Kurt Schlaefer (USAFA '70) for arranging to have Pat speak with us this week.

Here's a brief bio: 

Pat Tierney started his business career in functional leadership positions in manufacturing operations, marketing, sales and product development at Case Corporation (CNH) and Danaher, rising to general management positions focused on growth and strategic turnarounds of small, international businesses at Danaher (DHR), Eaton (ETN) and Berkshire Hathaway (BRK).  Later, as operating partner for a private equity fund, he served as consultant, advisor and board member to diverse middle market companies to drive strategic improvements in their businesses and build a legacy for their founders.  Among the companies he worked with are Aljon, a manufacturer of scrap processing equipment and landfill equipment and EZ Pack, a manufacturer of refuse trucks.  Pat holds a BSME from the United States Naval Academy and MBA from Harvard Business School.


12/4/12 (this week):  Pat Tierney - see above.  
12/11/12:  Evan Roth will share insights on how to power up your life and career.  Mr. Roth is a personal and business coach.

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

3.  JOB OPPORTUNITY - Government Procurement Counselor (Golden, CO)

Thanks to Biznet member Ken Knapp (USAFA '78) for passing along the following item.

Government Procurement Title of Position: Procurement Counselor Summary: Colorado Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) is seeking a Procurement Counselor for the western and northern Colorado area. The individual will be officed at a suitable location in Golden CO. PTAC is a nonprofit organization governed by a Board of Directors and funded by public and private contributions with dollar-for-dollar matching funds from the federal government. PTAC is headquartered in Colorado Springs with satellite offices throughout the state. Description of responsibilities: The Procurement Counselor will deliver quality, cost effective, and expeditious counseling to Colorado PTAC clients for obtaining government contracts. This will include general counseling on business development, which involves knowledge of how to create professional relationships with government program managers and contracting officers, as well as with prime contractors. A working knowledge of best business practices specifically for performing on government contracts is required, which shall include a pragmatic knowledge of Federal Acquisition Regulation, as well as State procurement regulations. See attached Position Description for full details.
Compensation: This is a Part Time, 32 hours per week, Salaried Position. Annual salary is to be commensurate with counselor’s education and experience. Application: Email your resume to Danielle Lack, Director of Human Resources, Deadline for receipt of resumes: Open until filled For further information about Colorado PTAC, visit our Web site at
Colorado PTAC is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer

4.  ARMY-NAVY GAME VIEWING PARTY (All Academy Grads & Guests Welcome): 
The West Point Society of Denver, Inc.
Hosts the Colorado Chapter of the U. S. Naval Academy Alumni Association, the
Colorado Naval Academy Parents' Club and the Colorado West Point Parents' Club
for a Viewing of the
One Hundred Thirteenth ARMY – NAVY Football Game
Saturday, 8 December 2012, Cash Bar Opens @ 1200 hrs
Kick-Off at 1300 hrs
Benny Havens Room at Heather Ridge Country Club
13521 East Iliff Ave. – Exit 5, just west of I-225
$20 for advance reservation, pay at the door then select your choice of: ($25 after
November 30
Half Pound Real Goat Meat Cheeseburger Deluxe
Noonan’s Special Rueben Sandwich
Jumbo Grilled Chicken Sandwich
All meals come with French Fries & Cole Slaw
Submit your registration name to Dave Jackson at
Payment options: (A reservation is commitment to pay.)
1. Email Dave Jackson at – Pay at door (cash, check, credit card)
2. Email Dave Jackson (as above), mail payment check to 8020 W 78
th Circle, Arvada, CO 80005
3. Pay on-line via secure payment - go to:
4. RESERVATIONS RECEIVED AFTER November 30, will be charged $25.
provide names of all people attending under your reservation, along with their Alumniassociation & Year group.


Have a great week.

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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