Leeds is a special place because of our community. Business Buffs are entrepreneurs and visionaries who see the world as it can be. They’re courageous in the face of adversity and eager to help when they see others struggle. They know nothing great is achieved without hard work, and they are doing what it takes to make a difference.

Faces of Leeds showcases the stories of the individuals who make our community such a unique, exciting place. Know someone with a great story to share? Tell us!

Laurel and her husband pose for an outdoor selfie in the mountains.

Laurel Harman (OpsMgmt’15)

Director of Chancellor Events and Engagement, CU Denver

When your life's work is events, what do you do when the pandemic cancels them all? For Laurel, standing still wasn't the answer. Meet Laurel

Josh Ortega in a gray suit, seated on some stairs.

Josh Ortega (MSBA’21)

Certification Analyst, Denver

Data analysts must ask the right questions to ensure their findings hit the mark. Josh Ortega's journalism background prepared him to do that. Meet Josh


Michael Lau wearing a dark suit in front of a patterned backdrop.

Michael Lau (MBA’20; MSBA’21)

Senior Digital Marketing Strategist, HG Insights

When the pandemic upended his career plans, Michael leaned on the adaptability he developed in the military to develop a new strategy. Meet Michael