Speaker Date Topic
Kim Day - CEO DIA Jan 08, 2019
There is a lot happening at DIA
There is a lot happening at DIA

Kim Day has led Denver International Airport (DEN) as CEO since April 2008. DEN is the nation’s fifth-busiest airport, the region’s most powerful economic engine, generating more than $26 billion annually, and the top-rated U.S. large airport by passengers, per SkyTrax.

She is currently leading a $1.8 billion public-private partnership to redevelop DEN’s iconic, tented Jeppesen Terminal that will improve its security, modernize the facility and increase its capacity. She is also leading the expansion of DEN’s concourses, adding 39 new gates over the next 2 years, allowing all airlines to continue to grow in Denver.

Ms. Day lead the completion of the airport’s original vision: adding a hotel and train station, including the 519-room Westin hotel and a commuter transit station serving RTD’s bus network, as well as the A Line commuter rail, which runs between the airport and Denver Union Station. Under her guidance, DEN has built a robust network of over 190 non-stop destinations served, including an ever-growing list of international cities.

With more than 35 years of experience, Ms. Day previously served as executive director of Los Angeles World Airports. After receiving a Bachelor of Architecture degree from Cornell University, Ms. Day practiced architecture in the private sector for more than 20 years.

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Melanie Crowder - Author Apr 23, 2019
The Impact of Childrens Books
The Impact of Childrens Books

Melanie Crowder is the acclaimed author of several books for young readers, including AudacityThree Pennies, An Uninterrupted View of the Sky, A Nearer Moon and Parched, as well as the middle grade duology The Lighthouse Between the Worlds

Melanie’s books have been awarded the Jefferson Cup, the Arnold Adoff Poetry Award, the SCBWI Crystal Kite, and the Bulletin Blue Ribbon; they have been recognized as a National Jewish Book Awards Finalist, Colorado Book Awards Finalist, Junior Library Guild selection, YALSA Top Ten Books For Young Adults, ILA Notable Book for a Global Society, Parents’ Choice Silver Medal, BookBrowse Editor’s Choice, BookPage Top Pick, and The Washington Post Best Children’s Books for April. Her work has been listed as Best Books of the Year by Bank Street College, Kirkus Reviews, The Amelia Bloomer List, New York Public Library, Tablet Magazine, A Mighty Girl, and The Children’s Book Review.

The author lives under the big blue Colorado sky with a wife, two kids, and one good dog. Visit her online at www.melaniecro