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Confluence Speaker Series - The Future of Work: Quality of Living and Working in Denver in 2018

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Challenges & Opportunities for Employers in Denver

Please join us for a guided dialogue regarding the challenges and opportunities of working in one of the fastest growing cities in the United States.

As Denver wins more and more accolades for being a great place to live and work, employers are faced with competition as well as employees’ desires for quality of life. We will hear from leaders in the human resources, office leasing and development arenas, moderated with a perspective of what local government is doing to support their initiatives.

  • 5:00-5:30 - Check in and networking
  • 5:30-7:00 - Panel Discussion 
  • 7:00-7:30 - Networking, drinks, and appetizers
Thursday October 19th from 5:00-7:30 PM
RedLine - 2350 Arapahoe St, Denver, CO 80205

Kindly RSVP by Oct. 13th to MercerDenverEvents@mercer.com or 303.376.5936


Dr. Nita Mosby Tyler is the Chief Catalyst and Founder of The Equity Project, LLC – an organization designed to support organizations and communities in building diversity, equity and inclusion strategies. She is the former Senior Vice President and Chief Inclusion Officer for Children’s Hospital Colorado – the first African American woman to hold that position in the organizations 100+ year history. She is also the former Executive Director of the Office of Human Resources for the City and County of Denver – the first African American woman to hold that position in the 63+ year history of the agency. Dr. Mosby Tyler, a consultant accredited by the Georgetown University National Center for Cultural Competence, is nationally recognized for her equity work with non-profit, community, government and for-profit organizations.


Don Bobo is a Partner and leader of Mercer’s US Mountain States Market. He has more than 24 years of consulting and corporate experience across the HR spectrum in domestic, regional, and global capacities. His primary areas of focus have been on rewards, talent management, and HR function strategy and service delivery, with an emphasis on the people-related aspects of business transformations. Don has led consulting engagements with organizations in several industries, most notably in energy, healthcare and services. In addition to his leadership responsibilities, Don manages a select portfolio of large client relationships across the Mountain States. Don has an M.B.A. from Houston Baptist University and a B.S. in Business from California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo.

Carl Koelbel is currently working at Koelbel Company where he carries on a three-generation tradition of real estate development in the Denver Metro area. His primary focus is on development of land currently held by the firm as well as identifying and securing future development opportunities. Additionally he started the Koelbel Urban Homes division which focuses on developing for-sale, infill homes. He also works extensively developing affordable housing in Colorado and manages major projects. Carl received his Masters of Business Administration with a concentration in Real Estate and Finance from the University of Colorado in Boulder.

Paul Washington oversees day-to-day operations as Market Director for JLL’s Rocky Mountain Region, including managing a team of more than 265 professionals and ensuring integrated business development opportunities for JLL business lines, which include Tenant Representation, Corporate Accounts, Capital Markets, Project Development Services, Public Institutions, and Agency Leasing. Prior to joining JLL, Paul held the role of Executive Director of the Denver Office of Economic Development.  Prior to that, he was the president of LJS Holdings LLC, a leading finance advisory firm that specializes in international mergers, acquisitions and investment banking. Paul earned his B.S. in business (finance) from the University of California at Berkeley and in 1996 received his JD from that institution’s Boalt Hall School of Law, where he was elected president of the graduate student body.



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