Emerging Leaders Build - The Beginning

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2016 Emerging leaders build

We built upon the success of the 2015 Emerging Leaders Build to celebrate the
accomplishments of 30 young professionals who are committed to giving back to the
Denver community through service, innovation, and leadership. Selected
participants enjoyed a unique opportunity to get their hands dirty and network with
other established leaders in the community.

The event featured several notable speakers including Heather Lafferty, CEO of
Habitat Denver and a keynote speech from Tom Clark--former CEO of Metro Denver Economic Development Corporation. To top it all off, Nailey Miranda, a compassionate young professional and the daughter of a Habitat homeowner shared her personal story of how Habitat transformed her life and allowed her to pursue education and go on to become the first generation college graduate of her family. 

A special THANKS to all of our 2016 Emerging Leaders and the sponsors who made it happen! Your company's support is a commitment to empowering hard-working families to achieve strength, stability, and self-reliance through affordable home ownership.

  • Mutual of Omaha Bank
  • RevGen Partners
  • US Bank
  • Anadarko Petroleum Corporation 


2015- 1st annual Emerging leaders build

Habitat Young Professionals held the first annual Emerging Leaders Build on November 17th (after a snow day postponement!) in partnership with the Denver Broncos and Habitat for Humanity of Metro Denver. The event was created as a means of benefiting Habitat’s work building homes and strengthening communities in the Denver Metro area while celebrating 30 outstanding young professionals within the community.

Selected participants enjoyed the chance to get their hands dirty and network with other established leaders in the community with the following additional highlights:

• Several notable speakers including Habitat’s CEO Heather Lafferty and a civically-engaged player of the Denver Broncos

• Appearances from Denver Broncos' Omar Bolden, Demaryius Thomas, Cheerleaders, and Miles, their energetic mascot

• A networking meet and greet with refreshments and hors d'oeuvres featuring several Habitat board members and Broncos executives on the eve of the Build

A special THANKS to all of our 2015 Emerging Leaders and the sponsors who made it happen! The generosity of these 2015 sponsors helped place deserving families in safe homes:

  • Turner Construction
  • Sturgeon Electric
  • Land Title Guarantee Company
  • Motivators Promotional Products
  • First Integrity Title Company

Meals provided by: Chipotle Mexican Grill and Jason's Deli

Photos taken by: Alexandria Scalone