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FEATURED SPEAKER: Richard Franklin, Co-Founder of the Rocky Mountain Cleantech Open

  • Innovation Pavilion 9200 E. Mineral Ave (map)

Topic: "Business As Usual / NOT"

In addition to being the father of four-time Olympic Gold medalist Missy Franklin, Richard ("Dick") Franklin is the Executive Director/Co-Founder for the Rocky Mountain Cleantech Open that is an integral part of the largest cleantech accelerator in the world. He is also CEO and Founder of Envirobrand helping mid-size companies embark on “Triple Bottom Line” strategies while igniting clean technological innovation for profitable gain.

Dick brings 35 years of CEO, COO, CSO, SVP level experience with corporations such as Reebok, Coors, Head Sports, Seven-Up, TCI, Nestle, etc. His expertise is in strategic, organizational and process change which transforms economic, environmental and social challenges into sustainable business models for the future. In 2008, the South Metro Chamber awarded Richard the “Volunteer Leader of the Year” award. In 2010, he was nominated for the “Governor’s Award for Cleantech Leadership" and in 2012,  the American Diabetes Association selected him as "Father of the Year."