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 2016 Rocky Mountain Summit- Opening Panel Highlights  

The 2016 Annual Rocky Mountain AFP Summit will kick off with the Opening General Session “The Intersection of Sustainability and Risk” panel presentation.


The RMAFP is please to welcome our esteemed guest panelists and moderator to our conference. Alice Madden, our moderator, is the former deputy assistant secretary of intergovernmental and external affairs at U.S. Department of Energy, and she was the house majority leader in the Colorado House of Representatives from 2001 to 2009. Ms. Madden received her law degree from University of Colorado School of Law. 


Our first presenter is Jerry Tinianow from the Office of the Mayor, City of Denver, where he has held the position of Denver’s Chief Sustainability Officer since 2012. Mr. Tinianow was designated by the Sierra Club as a national “Environmental Hero” during its centennial celebration.  He received his undergraduate and law degrees from George Washington University.


John DeRose, is an Executive Director at Ernst & Young LLP in Boulder, and he is a practice leader in Ernst & Young’s Americas Climate Change and Sustainability Services group. Mr. DeRose works with clients to help address operational risks and capitalize on value creation related to environmental, social, governance and compliance matters.


Our third panelist is William Sarni, Director and Practice Leader: Water Strategy, Social Impact Practice with Deloitte Consulting. Mr. Sarni has been providing environmental and sustainability consulting services to private and public sector enterprises for his entire career, with a focus on developing and implementing corporate-wide sustainability and water strategies.


We look forward to a lively and thought-provoking discussion to start the 2016 Summit!




Make sure that while you are at the Summit that you thank all of our Platinum Sponsors; Wells Fargo, CoBiz, Citywide Banks, US Bank, Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Anaplan and PNC Bank. Without these wonderful people and their support, the Rocky Mountain Summit would not be possible!



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