Event Details


International Executive Roundtable featuring RK Industries

| 12:00 PM - 01:30 PM
1380 Lawrence St, Denver, CO 80204 Terrace Room, 2nd Floor
Kaela Kalabany
Program Overview
RK Industries is a Colorado-based construction, manufacturing, and service company celebrating 60 years in business. RK is recognized as one of Colorado’s top family-owned businesses as well as one of the top private companies by revenue. RK currently employs around 1,500 people and operates seven facilities spanning over 650,000 square feet and 60 acres in Denver, Henderson, Aurora, Salt Lake City, and Phoenix in addition to several satellite offices.

CU Denver’s Institute for International Business has invited Mr. Kinning to introduce RK, feature the company’s high-impact projects (including leading-edge initiatives at RK Mission Critical), highlight RK Foundation’s engagements with the Colorado community and the University of Colorado Denver, and discuss employment opportunities at RK.

Jon L. Kinning
Jon worked in the family business for several years before venturing into commercial real estate. Prior to returning to RK, Jon worked as a Licensed Broker for CB Richard Ellis. In 1998, Jon established and ran the first new business unit at RK, now known as RK Service. He also serves as Managing Partner for Kinning Holdings, a real estate holding company established in 2000, and is the President of the RK Foundation, which was founded in 2011 to support nonprofit and public causes within RK’s community. Jon is on several non-profit advisory boards focused on workforce development, education, and mental health.

International Executive Roundtables and CU Denver’s IIB
International Executive Roundtables are hosted by CU Denver’s Institute for International Business (IIB) with support from the Carole Ann Jemal-Gibson and Greg Gibson Fund.  CU Denver’s IIB is one of 16 Centers for International Business Education and Research (CIBER) in the United States, a prestigious designation awarded by the US Department of Education.

International Executive Roundtables are free to attend. Lunch will be provided. More information about this distinguished lecture to follow by March 11th. To secure your space, please register early. You will receive an email confirming your registration.

Please RSVP by Friday, March 23, 2024, using this link.

Parking and Light Rail Information
Parking is available at Writer’s Square Garage for $20. The entrance to this garage is at 1587 Lawrence Street. It is on the left-hand side of Lawrence Street between 15th and 16th Street. Look for green signage with white lettering that reads “Parking”. Click here for the address. Street parking is also available at any of the meters. The CU Denver Business School is also easily accessible via light rail – get off at the Colorado Convention Center or Union Station stops and walk the few blocks to the school.

Email Kaela Kalabany at kaela.2.kalabany@ucdenver.edu with any questions.

Co-sponsored by:
  • University of Colorado Denver, Institute for International Business (IIB), and Center for International Business Education and Research (CIBER)
  • Carol Anne Jemal-Gibson and Greg Gibson Fund

In collaboration with:
  • University of Colorado Foundation
  • University of Colorado Denver, Veteran and Military Student Services
  • University of Colorado Denver Business School, MS in International Business (MSIB) program
  • University of Colorado Denver, CIBERVets Student Program (a program for veteran and military students interested in international business

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1475 Lawrence Street

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