Keynote Address on Thursday, April 25 What's Brewing in Employee Ownership?
Kim Jordan, Cofounder and CEO of New Belgium Brewing
Kim Jordan, cofounder and CEO of New Belgium Brewing, has cultivated her passion for social work, the environment, and community to create one of the most successful corporations in America. Her lifelong commitment to developing healthy communities has informed New Belgium's culture through progressive policies like employee ownership, open-book management, and philanthropic giving. Kim is a director of the Brewer's Association and an ex officio board member of the Beer Institute. She is also a member of Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper's Renewable Energy Authority Board. In her more than 20 years as an entrepreneur, Kim has spoken to thousands of people in the business, nonprofit, and academic worlds about how to create a vibrant and rewarding work culture that enhances the bottom line. Awards include the 2009 Trailblazer Award from Entrepreneur Magazine, Entrepreneur of the Year from Colorado Biz Magazine, the Green Power Business Leadership Award from Environmental Protection Agency, Mid-sized Brewer of the Year from the Great American Beer Festival, and the Owl Award from Oxford University, Great Britain.