Sunday, August 14 — Opening Keynote
Peter Coors, Chairman, Molson Coors Brewing Company; Chairman, MillerCoors
8:15–9:30 a.m. • Tower Building, Second Level, Grand Ballroom
Peter H. Coors is chairman of Molson Coors Brewing Company and chairman of MillerCoors. Pete is a native of the state of Colorado. He was born on September 20, 1946, in Golden, Colorado, and remains a resident of Golden today.
He graduated from the Phillips Exeter Academy in Exeter, N.H., in 1965, attended Cornell University where he received his bachelor’s degree in industrial engineering in 1969. He earned a master’s degree in business administration from the University of Denver in 1970. He also has received honorary doctorates from Regis University in 1991, Wilberforce University in 1992, Johnson & Wales University in 1997, and Colorado State University in 2011.
Pete’s professional career in the brewing business follows a Coors tradition that has spanned more than a century and five generations of Coors family members. He has served in a number of positions at the company. In 2002, Pete was named chairman, Coors Brewing Company and chairman of Adolph Coors Company. Currently, Pete is chairman of Molson Coors Brewing Company. In addition, in July, 2008, Pete was named chairman of MillerCoors.
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Wednesday, August 17 — Closing Speaker
Scott Zimmer, Generational Expert, BridgeWorks
9:45–11:00 a.m. • Tower Building, Second Level, Grand Ballroom
Scott Zimmer is a seasoned public speaker, writer, and market researcher. With 12 years of speaking experience, he's developed a uniquely personable style and uses insight, humor, and data to foster an environment where every generation feels valued and understood.
As one of BridgeWorks’ generational experts and resident Gen Xer, Scott’s keynotes clearly illustrate the stress points between these generations and provide clear solutions to help relieve tension and encourage better understanding and collaboration across generational divides. A child of the 80s and 90s, Scott has insider knowledge into what makes his generation tick. Sandwiched between the idealistic Boomers and innovative Millennials, his Xer lens allows him to hone in on the key challenges facing each generation.
Scott grew up on a dairy farm in Central Minnesota and has mastered the art of milking cows. He graduated from St. John’s University in 2000 with a BA in Communications. When he’s not researching or presenting, he enjoys his other role as a self-proclaimed movie-buff.