Welcome to the 2022 Executive Speaker Night Series.

In following Regis University's tradition of Jesuit education, the Executive Speaker Night Series aims to create a community of learners with a passion for transforming the world by examining the business ecosystem. The series was founded by Luka Powanga, Ph.D., professor of accounting, economics and finance at Anderson College of Business and Computing, to serve as a platform to inform, enlighten and engage. It is designed to expose Regis students, community members and sponsoring partners to the first-hand experiences of select elite industry experts who work to improve and transform society – creating pathways for innovation. Additionally, it is an excellent way for Regis students to expand their networks via LinkedIn and ask questions of the speakers to aid in planning their academic and professional career paths.

We are excited to present our lineup of global thought leaders through this virtual series. Dr. Powanga will lead the hour-long session, which includes time for an interactive Q&A. There are five sessions to the series throughout the year. I invite you to attend as many of the sessions as possible.

Speakers who are passionate about their work find this venue exceptionally suited to share their perspectives on new and innovative topics. If you are interested in presenting, contact Dr. Luka Powanga for more information at

Shari A. Plantz-Masters, Ph.D.
Academic Dean, Anderson College of Business and Computing
Regis University


Anderson College of Business and Computing

Programs in the Anderson College of Business and Computing integrate the latest developments in business and technology, providing students with business programs that combine an innovative business education with the technological foundation necessary in today's global marketplace and emphasize business acumen for those in the rapidly evolving computer science industry.

Upcoming Speaker


Martin Pocs
Event Postponed

Check back soon for information on a new date in early 2023.

POSTPONED: Martin Pocs
Tonight's Executive Speaker Night Series featuring Martin M. Pocs, Vice Chairman of DHR Global has been postponed and will be rescheduled for early 2023. Information on the new date will be posted once available.

Join us for a conversation with Martin Pocs, Vice Chairman of DHR Global and Managing Partner of the firm's Denver office.

Event Description: What does it take to get a senior-level executive position?

During this session, attendees will have the opportunity to learn from Martin Pocs, a seasoned talent producer for DHR Global.

About the Speaker: Martin serves as Vice Chairman of DHR and is the Managing Partner of the firm’s Denver office. DHR Global is one of the largest retained executive search firms in the world, spanning 22 countries. Martin has been recognized as one of the Top 40 Dynamic Business Leaders Under 40 in the Denver area and received a Lifetime Achievement Award from Goodwill Industries.

As one of the top three producers in the history of the firm, Martin has made significant contributions in shaping the success of DHR. His search practice includes the healthcare, telecommunications, manufacturing, real estate, software and renewable energy industries, among others. Prior to joining DHR, he had a 14-year career in human resources including experience with Sundstrand Corporation, a Fortune 500 aerospace and industrial products manufacturer, and Founders Asset Management, a financial services firm featuring no-load mutual funds.


Dr. Luka Powanga was involved in pioneering the Online MBA Program, which grew from zero to over 4,000 students worldwide. He chaired the MBA program and helped develop the Physicians MBA program and joint graduate degrees with Management Concepts, the University of ITESO (Mexico) and Ulster (Ireland). He was a founding board member of the Sullivan Center for Entrepreneurship at Regis University.

Read Dr. Luka Powanga's Full Biography

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Energy Africa Conference is a sustaining partner of the Executive Speaker Night Series. The 14th Annual Energy Africa Conference was hosted virtually on November 11-12, 2021. This year’s theme was Unlocking Africa's Energy Investments' Potential Providing Accessible, Affordable, Sustainable, Clean, and Resilient Energy Solutions to Catalyze Economic Development and Improve the Standard of Living in African Urban and Rural Communities.

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Contact Anderson College of Business and Computing for more information about the series.