Rocky Mountain
Information Managers Association

December 11, 2001
Holiday Inn
  Quebec south of Belleview, west of I-25

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Annual Employment Panel

Where are all the jobs?

Each December we bring together a panel of courageous people to tell us what they see in Colorado employment trends.  Then, we ask them to predict the next year.  Back in the late 1900s, the year before a shortage of technology workers showed up in the market, the RMIMA employment panel predicted a shortage of mainframe programmers, in addition to other technologies.  Last December the panel predicted a softening of the market in 2001.  That was an understatement, but they saw it coming.  What's ahead in 2002?

Panel members:

Public Sector: 
Don Kirkpatrick - Colorado Department of Transportation

Carri Currier - Currier Professional Services

Kathy Carnahan, MA, LPC, - CareerLab

Richard B. Kettner-Polley 
Senior Academic Director for Technology Management and Telecommunications at University College, University of Denver

Panel Moderator:
John.Kirkpatrick  - Sunrise Medical

Richard B. Kettner-Polley (Ph.D., Harvard, 1979) is Senior Academic Director for Technology Management and Telecommunications at University College, University of Denver. Prior to coming to DU, he was Academic Chair at Jones International University, where he oversaw the design of the first all-online regionally accredited MBA programs. He has held Professorships at: Northeastern University, University of Arizona, and Lewis & Clark College, and has held Senior Research Professorships in Norway, Sweden, and Germany under Fulbright and NSF grants. Since 1985, Dr. Kettner-Polley has served as Editor of Small Group Research, an international journal of research and application. He has been selected as chair of the Local Arrangements Committee for the Academy of Management's annual meeting to be held in Denver in 2002.  Dr. Kettner-Polley has published more than 40 scholarly articles and books.  He was the first recipient of the William Jerome Arnold Award (Academy of Management).  His areas of expertise include: Teams, Leadership, Organizational Development, Statistics, International Management, and Group Support Systems.

Carri Currier - Currier Professional Services 
Carri just celebrated her 20th anniversary of having moved to Colorado from California. She got her start in IT in the days when "databases" were trays of punched cards (remember what great Christmas Wreaths they made?) She was a programmer on IBM mainframes, DBA, and Systems Engineer supporting MarkIV.  She enjoyed the people contact and went into sales selling software for Informatics and opened a branch office in Denver in 1981. After 10 1/2 years with AiC as an Account Manager she started Currier Professional Services in 1994.  CPSI provides programmers, software engineers, hardware engineers etc. on a contract basis as well as recruiting for "perm" positions.


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