Kim Jordan, Co-Founder 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. After earning her degree in social work from Colorado State University, Kim worked as an advocate for women’s issues and family health at Project Self Sufficiency. 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 on the Brewer’s Association and Ex Officio Board Member for the Beer Institute. She is also member of Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper’s Renewable Energy Authority Board. In her more than twenty 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: 2009 Trailblazer Award – Entrepreneur Magazine, Entrepreneur of the Year – Colorado Biz Magazine, Wirth Chair Award – CU, Denver, Governor’s Excellence in Renewable Energy Award, Green Power Business Leadership, Award– Environmental Protection Agency, Mid-sized brewer of the Year – Great American Beer Festival. As CEO and President of New Belgium Brewing, Kim is active in day-to-day Sales, Branding and Organizational Development aspects of the business. Much of her time is spent on mid-range and long-term strategic development.