Distinguished Achievers Breakfast

Tuesday, August 15
8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
Colorado Convention Center
Mile High Ballroom

Not included in any registration. Tickets are $15 per person and can be purchased online or onsite at the registration desk in the Convention Center Lobby. Must present ticket for entry. If you arrive late, seating and/or meal service may no longer be available.

Featured Speaker
Sue Swenson
Chairwoman, FirstNet

FirstNet has made significant progress towards its mission to deploy the nationwide public safety broadband network. Come hear directly from Chairwoman Sue Swenson as she provides an update on FirstNet’s progress.

Keynote Presentation
Colonel Jill Morgenthaler (Ret.)
Retired U.S. Army Colonel

Leading From the Front: Leadership Amidst Chaos
Organizations face unpredictability every day. Cities worldwide are plagued with natural disasters and man-made emergencies. Unfortunately, municipalities cannot rule out terrorism. Recent events have shown how the lack of leadership or poor leadership exacerbates the situation. What do you need to be, know and do to effectively save lives, property and reputations?  She will cover five core leadership components necessary for facing a crisis, showing you how to apply specific leadership skills for managing the change or crisis.

Crisis leadership skills are necessary to save lives, property and the reputation of organizations. Crisis leadership involves skills that are vital to recovery in the midst of a disaster. The question is what leadership skills are essential to define the crisis beyond the obvious, gain confidence of the responders, survivors and stakeholders, forecast consequences of decisions, assess the impact of the crisis on core assets, and make decisive lifesaving decisions.


  • Platinum Corporate Partners
  • CALEA Certifications
  • NCMEC Partnerships
  • APCO Registered Public-Safety Leader (RPL) Program Graduates
  • APCO Certified Public-Safety Executive (CPE) Program Graduates


  • Fresh fruit martini
  • Basket of freshly made donuts and cinnamon rolls
  • Farm fresh scrambled eggs, applewood smoked bacon and herb roasted breakfast potatoes
  • Orange juice, fresh brewed coffee, decaf coffee and hot tea selection