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UNIVERSITY OF DENVER

RACE and CASE DANIELS COLLEGE OF BUSINESS

2017 PROGRAM


DA N I EL S CO L L EG E O F BUSI N ES S | U N IVERSI T Y O F D ENVER

WELCOME

Welcome to the 14th annual Race & Case Competition, the country’s only business ethics case competition and alpine ski challenge. We, at the Daniels College of Business, are proud to host this premier business ethics and leadership case competition. At Daniels, we value co-created academic experiences that allow students to collaborate and apply critical thinking and ethical decision-making to unique, real-world situations; that’s what we call the Daniels Difference. This is a great opportunity for graduate business students to apply the knowledge they gain in the classroom in a practical and meaningful way and gain helpful feedback from business leaders in the industry. We hope all involved will find this to be an extremely valuable and fun learning experience. As you go through the weekend, please take a moment to thank the many people who have helped put on this event and make the competition a success. From the students, faculty and staff of the Daniels College of Business, to our judges, sponsors and all of the competitors, this event would not be possible without everyone’s time and efforts. We wish the competitors the best of luck and we hope you enjoy the weekend!

Dean E. LaBrent “Brent” Chrite, PhD


HISTORY OF RACE & CASE This unique case competition was conceived in 2003 by students at the Daniels College of Business. The idea was to bring national recognition to Daniels through its distinctive curriculum in a manner which would also leverage the pristine surroundings of the Colorado Rocky Mountains. In midwinter 2004, the students delivered an ethics based case competition and ski race—aptly named Race & Case. For the past thirteen years, top U.S. business schools such as Yale, George Washington, UC Berkley, Boston College and BYU have traveled to Colorado for the chance to compete for cash prizes and take home the Daniels Cup. It is estimated that over 1800 students, faculty, staff, alumni and business leaders have taken part in this experience over the years as competitors, organizers, judges and volunteers.


DA N I EL S CO L L EG E O F BUSI N ES S | U N IVERSI T Y O F D ENVER 2017 PARTICIPATING TEAMS

Zoe Bludevich Seth Gilroy

Corbin Rugh David Zukowski

Christopher Hatton Jennifer Lane

Priyanka Verma Sean Vidal

Florian Brunnader Josh Chakravarty Andrew Dean Samantha Kempe

Ryan Coleman John Euart Mary Helen Deck Nick James

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Chris Culver Jonathan Holston

Michael Kohl Erik Peterson

Margot Kaplan Leslie Parrish

Alexander Tuch Elise Yang

Michelle Gassman Kevin Potts Mark Jacobs Kimberly Zwerner


DA N I EL S CO L L EG E O F BUSI N ES S | U N IVERSI T Y O F D ENVER 2017 PARTICIPATING TEAMS

Zachary Coffin Emi Sentell Deborah Pereira Ted Whiteford

Rainey Cornaby Mackenzie Hales

Isabel Castro Christian Bencid

Janelle Furber Robert Hamill

Matt Hughey Kyle Neumayer

David Page Christine Rasquinha

Sarah Lord Ferguson Stephanie Wiriahardja

Jessica Chadwick Bo Gilliam

Anna Babinets Jeff Croft

Andrew Morin Breen Weir

Philip Niedzwiedz Robert Smith

Kyle Carson Ryan Simmons Mary Cote-Jenssen Melissa Still


DA N I EL S CO L L EG E O F BUSI N ES S | U N IVERSI T Y O F D ENVER SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 23, 2017 | DENVER Various Times | Teams Arrive in Denver 6:30 p.m. | M  arlowe's Denver: Welcome Ceremony 501 16th Street, Denver, CO 80202 7:30 p.m. | Team Draw for Presentation Order

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 2017 | DANIELS COLLEGE OF BUSINESS 6:30 a.m. | Hilton Garden: Meet in Lobby 6:45 a.m. | Bus Departs Hilton Garden 7:30 a.m. | Marcus Commons: Check-in and Breakfast 8:20 a.m. | Reiman Theater: Dean's Welcome 9 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. | Team Presentations: Round One 12:30 – 1:15 p.m. | Lunch 1:15 – 4:45 p.m. | Team Presentations: Round Two 5:30 p.m. | Bus Departs for Breckenridge 8 p.m. | The Double Tree: Dinner

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 25, 2017 | BRECKENRIDGE 7:30 – 9 a.m. | The Double Tree: Breakfast 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. | Sundown Run EpicMix Race Course: Ski Competition 1 – 4 p.m. | Free Ski 4:30 p.m.

| Aprés Ski and Awards Ceremony

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 2017 | BRECKENRIDGE 7:30 – 9 a.m. | The Double Tree: Breakfast 9:30 a.m. | Bus Departs for Denver


JUDGES

LORRIE CRUM

Vice President, Corporate Communications | CH2M

LAURA DURKHEIMER

Director of Product Management | Comcast


JUDGES

DA N I EL S CO L L EG E O F BUSI N ES S | U N IVERSI T Y O F D ENVER

DOUGLAS JACKSON

President & Chief Executive Officer | Project C.U.R.E.

ANDREW JACOB

Chief Vice President, Regulatory, Legislative and Compliance Officer | CoBank


JUDGES

JOEL JACOBSON

Corporate Attorney | Rubicon Law

TIMOTHY KOLBUS

Vice President, Global Logistics Solutions | Arrow Electronics


JUDGES

DA N I EL S CO L L EG E O F BUSI N ES S | U N IVERSI T Y O F D ENVER

MICHAEL MCFADDEN

Senior Vice President, Strategy and Account Development | EffectiveUI

BRIAN SMITH

Director of Business Rental Sales | Enterprise Holdings


THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS

DA N I EL S CO L L EG E O F BUSI N ES S | U N IVERSI T Y O F D ENVER


For questions, contact: Cody Sherrod | cody.sherrod@du.edu | 303.345.3352 Patrick Orr | porr@du.edu | 720.841.8295


Race & Case Program 2017