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Kate Paul named 2016 Bill Daniels Ethical Leader of the Year

More than 300 local business leaders gathered at the Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce State of Small Business event to celebrate the achievements of Kate Paul, the recipient of the 2016 Bill Daniels Ethical Leader of the Year award. View a video honoring the 2016 Bill Daniels Ethical Leader of the Year, Kate Paul.

The award was presented on behalf of the Daniels Fund Ethics Initiative at the University of Colorado Denver Business School. It is intended to honor a leader in the Denver business community who exemplifies ethical business practices for which Bill Daniels was well known.

Ms. Paul was selected as the 2016 award recipient by a committee of University of Colorado Denver Business School students. The committee focused on identifying the nominee who best embodies the Initiative’s principles: integrity, trust, accountability, transparency, fairness, respect, rule of law, viability.

University of Colorado Denver Business School Dean Rohan Christie-David pointed to Ms. Paul’s work early in her career to bring more transparency and accountability to health care.

“Her efforts impacted the industry,” Christie-David said.

As the head of Delta Dental of Colorado, Ms. Paul has focused on improving oral health and has committed 50 percent of the company’s net revenue to reinvest in local oral health efforts.

“It is an honor to receive this recognition from the University of Colorado Denver Business School, and to be the second recipient is particularly humbling. It is also an honor to share this recognition with my friends here at the Chamber with whom I have worked for many, many years,” Ms. Paul said. “We are lucky to live in a state where there are so many men and women deserving of recognition for their ethical leadership.”

The Bill Daniels Ethical Leader of the Year award is presented annually by the Daniels Fund Ethics Initiative at the University of Colorado Denver Business School.  If you would like to nominate an individual for next year’s award, please contact program director, Roger Stace at Roger.Stace@ucdenver.edu to request a nomination form.


About the Daniels Fund Ethics Initiative at the University of Colorado Denver Business School
The University of Colorado Denver Business School received a grant from the Daniels Fund to participate in the Daniels Fund Ethics Initiative Collegiate Program, which is aimed at teaching students principle-based ethics, emphasizing real-world application of ethical principles, and extending ethical behavior beyond campus and into the community.

The Daniels Fund Ethics Initiative Collegiate Program was launched in 2010 with a $7.5 million grant and eight participating schools, and was renewed for another five years (2015-2019) with an $11.25 million grant and the addition of three more schools, including the University of Colorado Denver Business School.

To learn more about the Daniels Fund Ethics Initiative at the University of Colorado Denver Business School, visit https://business2.ucdenver.edu/ethics/. To learn more about the Daniels Fund, visit DanielsFund.org/ethics.

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