2021 ETM Executive Seminar Series
February 9, 2021
Introduction to Leadership: What is Leadership?
Speaker: John Bedker
February 23, 2021
What Type of Leader Are You: Unpacking Leadership Core Competencies
Speaker: John Bedker
March 2, 2021
Speaker: Jesus Salazar
Iterating Your Way Through Life
March 16, 2021
Speaker: Dan Caruso
April 6, 2021
Speaker: Ellen Balaguer
John Bedker, Fulbright Scholar to Belarus
John Bedker Ph.D., leadership experiences encompass as variety of professional arenas. He completed 24 years of Active and Naval Reserve service where he was a Rear Admiral with major command experience. While serving as a Naval Reservist John became an airline pilot for Trans World Airlines and then American Airlines and completed over 22,000 hours of flight time, much of it as Captain flying internationally. He was President and CEO of Loudoun Consulting Group which provided consultative support and advisory services to leaders, managers and members of labor worldwide. John graduated with his undergraduate from the US Naval Academy, his masters in Economics and Government from Harvard, and his Ph.D. in Leadership and Organizational Behavior from the Henley Business School. Most recently John was the 2018-2019 Fulbright Scholar to Belarus.
Jesus Salazar, CEO of Prosono
Dan Caruso, Chairman and CEO at Zayo Group
Dan Caruso was Chairman and CEO at Zayo Group, a company he co-founded in 2007. Zayo was Dan’s 3rd Fiber Bandwidth startup. Dan joined Metropolitan Fiber Systems (MFS) as it began to scale and was part of the exec team that launched Level 3. All three exited for > $10B. Dan also led the take private of ICG, which achieved a 25X return and led to the ideation of Zayo. Beyond his role at Zayo, Dan is an avid supporter of Colorado’s and Chicago’s entrepreneurial community. He currently serves as Chairman of the Board for Endeavor Colorado and serves on the boards of Colorado Thrives, University of Chicago’s Polsky Center and CU Boulder’s Chancellor Strategic Advisory Council. Dan holds an MBA from the University of Chicago and a B.S. in Engineering from the University of Illinois.