Growing our Community Vision Together
When: Thursday, April 11, 6:00-7:30 p.m.
Where: Boulder Chamber, 2440 Pearl St, 2440 Pearl St
Cost: Free, but please register so we have an accurate count
Our Community Partnership Council partners with Conference on World Affairs for a panel, including a networking mixer with appetizers, chai and kombucha at the Boulder Chamber. The topic will focus on organizations working together creatively to better their community. The panel will include a national CWA panelist and local leaders from Boulder County sharing their expertise and ideas on making a difference in the community - together. Come connect with other like-minded individuals and enjoy food and beverages over a great topic. Space is limited, so register early.
Moderator: Dana Faulk, Marketing Director, Big Red F Restaurant Group
Michelle Orge, Executive Director, Community Food Share
Patricia Royak, Global Brand Executive
Matt Zwiebel, Executive Director, Pledge 1% Colorado
About the panelists:
Dana Faulk Query is the marketing director for Big Red F Restaurant Group and has been a leader in the Colorado hospitality industry for over 15 years. Dana was born into the restaurant industry and studied business and marketing at University of Colorado at Boulder where she graduated with a magna cum laude distinction. After spending her child and young adulthood in the restaurant business, Dana held the position of marketing manager at Environmental Communications Associates and then the title of Marketing Director at eTown, a non-profit, nationally broadcast radio and live performance business. Following her roles in marketing, Dana rejoined her peers in the hospitality industry, working with Sage Restaurant Group as general manager of food & beverage for The Curtis Hotel and then for The Westin Westminster, opening a multi-million dollar restaurant with the group, Kachina Southwestern Grill. After leaving SRG, Dana started her own restaurant and marketing consulting company, Mable & Chung, seeing great demand and great success. Eventually Dana decided to join her Big Red F family and her husband, Dave Query, as the marketing director for the company, which is where she resides currently. Dana is on the board of EatDenver, Boulder Chamber, and Union Station Farmers Market and is an active member in all the communities in which a Big Red F restaurant lives.
Michelle Orge has been the Executive Director of Community Food Share since 2015. She has a background in the food industry and has been working in hunger relief/food security since 2001, previously at a Feeding America food bank affiliate in Ann Arbor, MI. She is a Leadership Fellows alum and serves on the board of Feeding Colorado, the Boulder County Community Action Development Corporation, is a member of the Foothills United Way Community Resilience Advisory Board, the local FEMA Emergency Food and Shelter Program Board, and has served on several national Feeding America committees including chairing a food safety council and serving on a client data tracking advisory group.
Patricia J. Royak. Pat is a global executive leading iconic lifestyle brands in consumer and medical device fields, on three continents: Asia, Europe, and North America. She has been at the helm of several leading clothing and intimates brands. Pat served as Senior Vice President and Managing Director of International at Maidenform Brands, Inc. She has also held posts as President at Calvin Klein® Jeans, Vice President of Global Brand Marketing for Liz Claiborne Apparel and President for Liz Claiborne Europe.
Most recently, Pat served as the COO The Marena Group, a global leader in medical-grade compression, based in Lawrenceville, Georgia. Pat now resides in Atlanta with her husband Jack, and their son John Robert, a senior at Marist College. She is an avid supporter of several philanthropic organizations including the American Cancer Society and TurningPoint Breast Cancer Rehabilitation Center where she has worked to raise awareness, and guide fundraising efforts that have exceeded expectations. Pat serves on the Advisory Board for the Perdue School of Business at Salisbury University and was previously a board member of the American Heart Association.
Matt Zwiebel is the Executive Director of Pledge 1% Colorado. Having spent the first part of his career as an early employee of a now-defunct early stage startup and later helping run the Denver campuses of Galvanize, a co-working space and coding bootcamp, Matt has shifted his focus toward helping Colorado entrepreneurs find creative ways of supporting their local communities through their businesses. At Pledge 1% Colorado, Matt?s work is centered on building a network of companies who set aside a percentage of their company resources to be distributed to impactful non-profits across the state.