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In Weathering the Economy, Here's a Forecaster You Can Count On

Feb. 28, 2022

Economist Rich Wobbekind named among Colorado's most influential business leaders. Rich Wobbekind walks an executive-level class through a presentation. His insights on the economy—and the lengths he goes to in sharing them with Coloradans—are why he's so well regarded, both in the classroom and in the media. In ranking Rich...

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Dream Stream: Impressive Lineup of Leaders, Researchers Headlines New Leeds Podcast

Feb. 7, 2022

Leeds Business Insights offers actionable takeaways on current topics like supply chains, digital transformation and DEI. What do a Disney Resorts executive, a Lionsgate president, a successful entrepreneur and a Barnes & Noble chairman have in common? If you guessed that they’re all alumni from the Leeds School of Business...

Dean Matusik seated in the new Rustandy Building on the CU Boulder campus.

A ‘Very Rare’ Kind of Leader: Matusik Honored with Excellence in Leadership Award

Feb. 4, 2022

When you look at all Sharon Matusik has accomplished in five years as dean of the Leeds School of Business, it’s no surprise she’s being recognized by the University of Colorado community with its prestigious Excellence in Leadership Award. And while her three signature priorities— End the Gap , Career...

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In Search for New Executive Director, Burridge Center Finds a Leader—and Mentor

Jan. 12, 2022

Sheila Duffy brings history from Wall Street, nonprofits to Leeds. 'The industry is breaking old models, so we need to make sure we're teaching our students to be creative,' says Sheila Duffy, the newly appointed executive director of the Burridge Center at Leeds. In selecting Sheila Duffy as its new...

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Home Run: Leeds MBAs Win Nationwide Competition Through an MLB-Inspired Project

Jan. 10, 2022

McGregor Square assessment a chance for career-changers to validate what excites them about real estate. From left, Ezra McPhail, Amber Hughes and Michael Mendoza at the Colvin competition in Maryland. In taking first place in a nationwide real estate case competition, three MBAs at the Leeds School of Business at...

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Supply Chains, Labor Pains Dominate Discussion at Business Outlook

Dec. 8, 2021

Experts offer bullish outlook for Colorado’s economy, but warn of significant, and continued, uncertainties ahead​. Christy Hynes, vice president of global metal supply chain at Ball, answers a question during the Business Economic Outlook Forum. 'We have solutions, but not quick fixes' to the supply-chain crisis, she said. If you...

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Santa Claus is Coming to Town. Will He Be Empty Handed?

Nov. 30, 2021

The holidays are here, but supply-chain failures dating to the start of the pandemic are stressing both consumers and businesses during the biggest spending period of the year. In this article, Gurumurthi Ravishankar, a faculty member and supply chain expert at the Leeds School of Business, explains how supply chain...

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Micro-Internship, Macro Impact: How Businesses Are Getting Project Support from Leeds

Sept. 22, 2021

Through micro-internships, students offer year-round support to companies seeking help with project-based work—and a pipeline to future employees. When is it the right time to hire additional staff? There’s no exact science to guide small businesses and entrepreneurs as they face the challenges of growing their business head on. And...

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A Master Plan, Masterfully Done: Leeds Team Triumphs in Real Estate Challenge

June 11, 2021

Alumni say lessons from contest and classes helping them create early impact in real estate industry. The six Leeds alumni who proposed the Meadow Station project that won this year's Rocky Mountain Real Estate Challenge. From left are Jesus Banuelos-Rivera, Erika Vette, Joe Plastino, Paula Chavarria, Kyle Clinton and Simon...

Aspen Colorado Economic Impact Study

Measuring the Impact of Arts & Culture in Aspen and Snowmass

March 19, 2021

A 2020 economic study revealed that arts and culture have a significant impact, giving community and business leaders insight on both the direct and indirect effects of these activities. When most people picture mountain communities, skiing or hiking are usually top of mind. In Pitkin County, however, something else brings...