CMC honors three in elite `Colorado Circle of Excellence’ |

CMC honors three in elite `Colorado Circle of Excellence’

Staff Report

Colorado Mountain College honored three state leaders at the “Colorado Circle of Excellence” awards luncheon on Oct. 15 in Denver.

The awardees were the first inducted into what the college has designated as an “elite circle” of leaders serving the state’s citizenry at the luncheon at the Denver’s Adam’s Mark Hotel.

The Honorary Chair of the Colorado Circle of Excellence Awards, 3rd District Congressman Scott McInnis, R-Grand Junction, gave introductory remarks.

CMC is keeping Colorado strong with its programs that strengthen the state’s business, high tech and public service sectors via educational opportunities, workforce development and leadership skills enhancement. The three leaders who were inducted have profoundly advanced Colorado’s small business, high tech and public service sectors.

They include Jack Faris, CEO of the National Federation of Independent Business, Richard Snow Jr., Vice President General Counsel and Board Secretary of J.D. Edwards, the large international business technology corporation based at the Denver Tech Center, and Colorado State Treasurer Mike Coffman.

“Colorado Mountain College has created these awards to expand our institution’s promotion of leadership excellence to a statewide level,” explained CMC spokesman Joe Marquez.

Awards criteria included collaborating, putting action behind what you stand for, being trustworthy and trustful, showing concern for the public good and demonstrating an overall commitment to excellence.

“Leadership is defining success, communicating it, facing the challenges and then getting everyone to join in that success,” Faris said during his acceptance speech.

“Leadership implies that there are people whowant to achieve an objective, to arrive at a place.

“Leadership then is someone who is willing to take the risk, to take the problems and then stepout front and lead,” he added.

“Leadership means to me having integrity and living that integrity and exhibiting it to the peoplethat you’re leading,” said Snow after receiving his award.

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