Colorados Top Research Universities Team with Cleantech Fellows Institute to Offer Cleantech Executive Accelerator

DENVER, CO (PRWEB) June 18, 2012

Colorados public universities are teaming with the Colorado Cleantech Industry Associations newest program to offer executive training in clean technology ventures to individuals outside of the industry. The Cleantech Fellows Institute addresses a simple but bothersome problem: not enough seasoned executives in the cleantech industry. The objective of the program is to help experienced entrepreneurs and executives accelerate their transition into the cleantech sector, stimulating new venture formation, job creation and growth of the cleantech industry.

The Cleantech Fellows Institute is the first of its kind with a national focus and is accepting applications now through July 27. The program will begin in September and combines seminars, lectures, lab visits, capstone and other business planning projects within the university settings at Colorado School of Mines, Colorado State University and the University of Colorado.

Providing introductions to the national cleantech eco-system, world-class technology and a strategic understanding of the industries within cleantech to seasoned entrepreneurs is critical to venture formation, said Cleantech Fellows Institute Director Wayne Greenberg. Our unique partnerships and collaborations with the university and research community in Colorado makes the state an ideal location to promote, build and grow a successful clean technology startup.

The technologies used to develop the venture-backed companies are emerging from research laboratories at the three universities and the Department of Energys (DOE) National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL). Targeted executives are those who have built successful companies in different sectors such as aerospace, biotechnology and enterprise technology.

CUs research laboratories are developing sophisticated, clean technologies with significant market potential, said David N. Allen, CUs Associate Vice President for Technology Transfer. Combined with the leadership expertise of the executives coming into the Cleantech Fellows Institute, we believe these technologies have a high potential for success in the commercial world.

The Colorado School of Mines prides itself on educational programs based on cutting-edge emerging technologies and on real-world collaboration with leading business people as part of our instructional offering, said Will Vaughan, Director, Technology Transfer at Colorado School of Mines. Partnering with the Cleantech Fellows Institute gives us another opportunity to work at the nexus of academia and entrepreneurship.

The key to the programs success will be the executives exposure to commercially-ready technologies from Colorado sources. Working with the universities and energy laboratories, as well as a team of cleantech industry insiders, the executives will develop a deep understanding of the technologies being developed at each institution. Each executive will select a technology that sparks their interest and plan a capstone project to present in January 2013.

As CSUs chief advocate for research activities and the promotion of CSU technology into the marketplace, I am excited to be a part of this cleantech era of technology development and commercialization, said Bill Farland, Vice President of Research at Colorado State University. CSU is working to ensure that our most significant innovations are getting out into the marketplace to the people who need them and our partnership with the Fellows Institute supports that mission.

The Cleantech Fellows Institute was created by the Colorado Cleantech Industry Association and is supported by NREL and Advanced Energy Economy (AEE), a national business organization of which CCIA is a founding chapter.

Information on how to apply for the program is located at

About Cleantech Fellows Institute

The Cleantech Fellows Institute is an exclusive program designed to facilitate the creation of venture-backed clean technology companies. The CFI will educate a highly select set of proven executives from across the country, and from a wide variety of industry sectors, that are interested in making the transition to cleantech. For more information, visit

About Colorado Cleantech Industry Association

The Colorado Cleantech Industry Association (CCIA) represents the interests of the states cleantech industry. Its mission is to further establish Colorado as a world leader in clean technology by providing representation and advocacy, a unified voice, relevant programming and capacity development. For more information, visit

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Scott G. Price to Serve as the 2012-2013 Chair of the Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants

Tampa, FL (PRWEB) June 27, 2012

The FICPA is proud to welcome Scott as Chair, said Deborah Curry, FICPA President. Scott brings a wealth of experience in accounting, financial management, and regulatory policy matters. His knowledge and experience will be a valuable asset and significantly aid the Boards deliberations and strategic planning.

Price began his career with the Tampa office of Arthur Andersen LLP (Arthur Andersen), where he quickly became a firm-wide resource regarding SAS 70 audits. His clients at Arthur Andersen included telecommunications, financial-services and data-center companies. Price left Arthur Andersen in 2002 to form SAS 70 Solutions Inc., the first CPA firm to focus solely on performing SAS 70 audits. He served as president of the firm from 2002 to 2009. In 2009, he joined A-lign CPAs to broaden his services by providing cost-effective compliance solutions to companies across the globe. Price has performed more than 850 SAS 70/SSAE 16 audits and is widely recognized as the most experienced SAS 70/SSAE 16 auditor in the world.

Price, who joined the FICPA in 1998, is serving his seventh term on the Board of Governors and his fourth term on the Executive Committee. He has held chair and vice chair positions on several committees and has served on a number of sections and task forces.

Among his accomplishments, Price was a member of the inaugural class of the Tampa Bay Business Journal’s Top 30 business leaders under age 30; the Tampa Bay Business Journal’s Top 40 business leaders under age 40; and the CPA Technology Advisor’s 40 Under 40 influential CPAs in information technology. In addition to these roles, Price has served several terms on the Hillsborough County and West Central Florida Board for Junior Achievement.

“I am deeply honored to be appointed Chair of the FICPA and I look forward to working with the exceptionally talented individuals on both the Board and Management team, Price said. As a team, we will continue to work to fulfill FICPAs missions to continue to strengthen the CPA profession.

Price has served several terms on the Hillsborough County and West Central Florida Board for Junior Achievement. He attended Florida State University where he received a bachelors degree in Accounting and a Masters degree in Taxation. In addition to his CPA, Price holds several additional nationally recognized certifications. He lives in Tampa with his two children, Brooks and Adriana.

Leatrice Eiseman, Executive Director of Pantone Color Institute, to Speak at the Mane, Style, & Face Forum on October 20

Las Vegas, Nevada (PRWEB) June 18, 2012

Vegas Beauty Unbound, the worlds premiere fashion, beauty, and style competition, education, and networking event, is proud to announce that international color guru and Pantone Executive Director, Leatrice Eiseman, will serve as a featured speaker at the Mane, Style, & Face Forum on October 20.

An author of eight books on color, a pioneer in color palette development for many industries, including fashion and cosmetics, and Director of the Eiseman Center for Color Information, Ms. Eiseman will discuss and demonstrate new color trends and viral communication strategies that will influence the future of makeup, cosmetics, and styling.

About the Forum

From October 20-21, 2012, the Mane, Style, and Face Forum will present educational classes for beauty professionals to introduce exciting new tools, colors, and opportunities to market their skills in the ever-changing social media marketing realm. The event will culminate in a spectacular runway fashion show styled by Celebrity Master Colorist Kim Vo. The latest products will be unveiled in the New Generation of Beauty Trade Exhibit. The Forum will also feature the Art & Beauty Unbound Student Competition.

“We are thrilled to have Leatrice Eiseman from Pantone as one of our featured speakers, states Erin Utter, Director of Vegas Beauty Unbound. She has been a color expert, authority, pioneer, and trendsetter across industries for many years. She has much wisdom to share.

About Vegas Beauty Unbound

From October 20-22, 2012, Vegas Beauty Unbound will descend on Las Vegas to create a conscious awareness of the transforming Beauty Industry. Beauty professionals and industry icons will participate in strategic education and networking sessions, experience new tools, and witness and participate in explosive battles that challenge them in new ways.

In addition to the Forum, Vegas Beauty Unbound will host the Beauti Gras Halloween Celebration at Body English, October 21st, a Mardi Gras done Vegas style. Vegas Beauty Unbound culminates in the epic final salon showdown on October 22 of Battle of the Strands 2012: Xtreme Beauty, the most extreme salon competition in history, where five salons compete head-to-head at the Joint, Hard Rock Hotel & Casino to create a hair, makeup, and wardrobe masterpiece as a living, breathing artistic participant in a chosen production number to highlight their work.

About Pantone

Pantone LLC is the world-renowned authority on color. For nearly 50 years, Pantone has inspired design professionals with products, services and leading technology for the colorful exploration and expression of creativity. From its beginnings in accurate color matching for the graphic design industry, Pantone has expanded to other color-critical industries, including digital technology, fashion, home, plastics, architecture and contract interiors, and paint.

For More Information

For more information about the event or to request media credentials, please contact Erin Utter, Director of Operations, Vegas Beauty Unbound, at 702/990-3368 or 702/612-0394, email erin(at)emailbestbeauty(dot)com or visit