Glenn Jones named one of 2013 Colorado Business Hall of Fame Laureates by Junior Achievement and Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce

DENVER (October 9,
2012)

– Glenn Jones was named as one of the 2013 inductees into the Colorado Business
Hall of Fame today by Junior Achievement-Rocky Mountain, Inc. and the Denver
Metro Chamber of Commerce.  The Colorado
Business Hall of Fame is an elite group comprised of Colorado’s most
distinguished business leaders from the past and present.

“Inclusion in the Colorado Business Hall of Fame is
the pinnacle of success and recognition,” said Chris Harr, 2012/2013 chairman
of the Junior Achievement board of directors. “These leaders provide
inspiration for future trailblazers and have left a legacy that reinforces the
importance and value of the free enterprise system. Because of their
achievements, our community is a much better place.”

Glenn
R. Jones Chairman, CEO of Jones International Ltd. and founder of Jones
International University has spent four decades extending the reach of
technology, first by bringing cable television to American homes, then by
fusing education with the Internet to deliver education to lifelong learners
worldwide.  Along the way, Jones has created numerous businesses in the
fields of digital encryption, digital compression, Internet technology,
e-commerce, software development, education, cable networks, entertainment,
mobile communications, radio networks and advertising sales.  He has also
authored several books including “Cyberschools,
An Education Renaissance,” and “Free
Market Fusion.” In addition to several honorary
doctorate degrees, Jones has received numerous awards from various
organizations for his outstanding contributions in the fields of distance
education and cable television.  He has previously been inducted into
three Halls of Fame.

“The
2013 Colorado Business Hall of Fame class exemplifies the magnitude of what can
be achieved through vision and determination,” said John Beeble, 2012/2013
chairman of the Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce board of directors.

Laureates,
selected for their enduring and innovative professional contributions to
Colorado, inspirational and ethical acumen and philanthropic endeavors, will be
inducted at the 24th annual Colorado Business Hall of Fame Dinner on
Thursday, Jan. 31, 2013, at the Hyatt Regency Denver at Convention Center. The
event is generously underwritten by UMB Bank. For details about this event or to purchase a table or tickets, please
contact Shawna Robbins at 303-260-6286 or SRobbins@JAColorado.org

 

2013 Colorado Business Hall of Fame Laureates

TEMPLE HOYNE BUELL

Temple
Hoyne Buell was a civic and business leader in Colorado throughout his
life.  Buell established the largest
architectural firm in the Rocky Mountain area and designed more than 300
buildings in Colorado including one of the first shopping malls in the
country.  In
addition to being president of Buell & Co., he was president of multiple other
corporations, including the Denver Motor Hotel Inc.; Buell Building Inc.; Civic
Building Inc.; Fraternal Building Inc.; Nassau Building Inc.; and Buell
Development Corporation. The Temple Hoyne Buell Foundation was established in
1962 in order to support his charitable interests.  Today, the Foundation
supports programs and initiatives for children, especially in the areas of
early intervention, prevention and improving the social and educational systems
critical to the well-being of Colorado’s youngest citizens. Since 1962, the
foundation has grown its endowment to $250 million and now gives $9 million in
grants annually to nonprofit organizations in Colorado.  To date, the
foundation has granted approximately $100 million.

GLENN R. JONES

Glenn
R. Jones Chairman, CEO of Jones International Ltd.  and founder of Jones
International University has spent four decades extending the reach of
technology, first by bringing cable television to American homes, then by
fusing education with the Internet to deliver education to lifelong learners
worldwide.  Along the way, Jones has created numerous businesses in the
fields of digital encryption, digital compression, Internet technology,
e-commerce, software development, education, cable networks, entertainment,
mobile communications, radio networks and advertising sales.  He has also
authored several books including “Cyberschools,
An Education Renaissance,” and “Free
Market Fusion.” In addition to several honorary
doctorate degrees, Jones has received numerous awards from various
organizations for his outstanding contributions in the fields of distance
education and cable television.  He has previously been inducted into
three Halls of Fame.

DON KORTZ

A
Denver native, Don Kortz has played an active role in consulting with law
firms, other professional organizations and major corporations in their
expansion, contraction and relocation needs. He is chairman of the board for
Cassidy Turley, the fourth largest commercial real estate firm in the country
with offices throughout the United States and 72 international offices. Kortz
received his bachelor’s degree from Tulane University and his juris doctorate
from the University of Denver. He is a past chair of the Denver Metro Chamber
of Commerce, The Children's Hospital Colorado, Rose Medical Center, Colorado
Concern and University of Denver Institute for Interfaith Studies. He also has
served, or serves, as a trustee or board member on National Jewish Health,
Denver Zoological Foundation, Mizel Museum, Judith Ann Griese Foundation,
Jewish Community Center, Health One and Denver Board of Water Commissioners.
Kortz was appointed by Governor Ritter to the Blue Ribbon Commission for Health
Care (208 Commission).

RONALD E. MONTOYA

Ronald
E. Montoya, owner of Innov8 Solutions USA and chairman of Solera National Bank,
is a recognized business leader, promoting continued growth and development of
business in the United States and abroad, bringing economic benefits and
diversity to the community.  He has served as chairman of the board for
the United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and as Executive Director of the
Colorado Office of Minority Business.  Montoya holds a bachelor’s degree
from the University of Colorado and juris doctorate from University of
Denver.  Montoya has received several commendations, awards and
certificates throughout his career including the Del Hock Lifetime Achievement
Award presented by the Denver Metro Chamber Foundation.  In 2011, on its
Silver Anniversary, The Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Denver honored Montoya
by naming an award the Ronald E. Montoya Lifetime Achievement Award.

ROD
AND BETH SLIFER

Rod
and Beth Slifer’s community leadership has been an economic driver for tourism
in Colorado for more than 50 years.  Rod Slifer, the first-ever realtor in
Vail, has become a major force in Vail's evolution from ski area to
mega-resort.  He is now the principal of Slifer Smith & Frampton Real
Estate, the Vail Valley's largest and most prolific real estate brokerage. He
has served as a member of the Vail Town Council and the mayor of Vail.  He
is a founding director of Alpine Banks of Colorado, director of Colorado Open
Lands and the Vail Valley Foundation, and is one of the founders of the
University of Colorado Real Estate Center and Real Estate Foundation. 

Beth
Slifer is the founder of Slifer Designs Interior Design & Retail with
locations in Vail and Denver.  For the past decade, she has provided
leadership for strategically marketing Vail, contributing to the economic
vitality of the Vail Valley through her extensive business and community
involvement.  She currently serves on the University of Colorado Hospital
Board of Directors and the University of Colorado Depression Center Board of
Directors.

 

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About Jones
International University®, Ltd. (JIU®)

As
the pioneer in online education, Jones International University, offers an
unparalleled online educational experience that provides essential tools and
strategies for career starters, career changers, and career advancers around
the globe. JIU offers an array of online undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral
degrees and professional certificate programs in the fields of business
administration, education, and business communication and employs some of the
greatest minds from many of the world’s leading universities.

About Junior
Achievement – Rocky Mountain, Inc.


Junior Achievement is the world’s largest organization dedicated to inspiring
and preparing young people to succeed in a global economy. Through a dedicated
volunteer network, Junior Achievement provides in-school and after-school
programs for students, which focus on three key content areas:  work readiness, entrepreneurship and
financial literacy. This year, Junior Achievement–Rocky Mountain Inc. will
provide programs to 107,000 students throughout metro Denver, northern Colorado
and Wyoming. These programs are always free to schools thanks to 5,000
volunteers and the generous support of donors. For more information, visit www.JAColorado.org.

About
the Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce

For
nearly 150 years, the Denver Metro Chamber has been a leading voice for
Colorado’s business community. With a membership that spans the state and
includes 3,000 businesses and their 300,000 employees, the Chamber is an
effective advocate for small and large businesses at the local, state and
federal levels. Chamber affiliates; the Metro Denver Economic Development
Corporation, the Denver Metro Chamber Leadership Foundation, the Denver Metro
Small Business Development Center and the Colorado Competitive Council all play
a vital role in defining the economic landscape of our state. For more
information, go to www.denverchamber.org.