2016 Conference and Trade Show

September 9-10, 2016

Friday, September 9, 2016

Conference Registration

8:00 am to 9:30 am

Registration and check in for golf is located in the clubhouse after golf registration and checking for the convention will be in the main hotel lobby near the registration desk

Hotel Lobby

CWPMA Golf Tournament

9:30 am to 4:00 pm

Kick off the Conference with a robust game of golf. Proceeds will be used to support CWPMA's legislative agenda for 2016. (Sold Out).

Breckenridge Golf Club

President's Reception Honoring Ms. Shelly Ellenbecker

5:00 pm to 7:00 pm

Join all registered participants (members and vendors alike) for a hosted reception to honor our 2016 President, Shelly Ellenbacker of Ellenbeck OIl, Inc. Enjoy drinks, appetizers and wonderful networking time.

Coppertop Two


7:00 pm

Have dinner with friends or take an opportunity to get to know someone new. Dinner is on you. For information on restaurants, http://www.jbgcloud.com/books/breck16/index.html.

Your Choice of Location

Saturday, September 10, 2016


7:45 am to 9:30 am

Start the day with great food and an educational presentation on "The Ten Commandments of Management." Learn how the quality of management directly impacts the success of any business, especially a small business. Be the best leader you can be and make sure all your managers are equipped to succeed.

Breckenridge Ballroom

Association Update

9:45 am to 10:30 am

CWPMA Executive Director Grier Bailey and Executive Vice President Mark Larson will deliver a review of the 2016 year-to-date accomplishments in the Colorado and Wyoming legislatures as well as updates on ongoing efforts for the remainder of the year.

Peak 17

Federated Insurance Presentation

10:45 am to 11:15 am

A single moment of distraction behind the wheel can have devastating consequences for you, your employees, your business and your family, One of the biggest contributors to distracted driving is the use of call phones. By the end of the day, Americans will have sent 6 billion text messages. This is an astounding statistic. Learn how to implement or reinforce a mobile device policy at your business. It can save lives!

Colorado Oil and Public Safety

11:15 am to 11:45 am

This update on the Colorado Oil and Public Safety activities will highlight the the status of the Underground Storage Tank Compliance Program as well rule making for the Enhanced Site professional program.



12:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Always fun and informative, the Conference Trade Show offers the opportunity to see new products and services. REGISTER SOON as, once again, only 60 8' x 8' booths will be sold. The self-populating Trade Show diagram will show who is coming and where their booth will be located. Don't miss out on the chance to win money through twice-hourly drawings or exhibitor giveaways.

Colorado Ballroom

Exhibitor Appreciation Reception

3:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Celebrate our Associate Members and exhibitors at a hosted bar during the last hour of the Trade Show.

Colorado Ballroom

Networking Time

4:00 pm to 6:00 pm

Play hooky! Perhaps visit the Oktoberfest booths and try out a beer - or two. Or take a walk in the picturesque town of Breckenridge.

Base 9 Bar

Dinner and Entertainment

6:00 pm to 10:00 pm

In keeping with the theme of Oktoberfest, visit six craft beer stations and enjoy a sumptuous group of food stations. While you are at it, play a game of poker or blackjack or take a turn at the roulette wheel. It will be a night of fun and games! Can you take home the prize for the biggest haul at Casino Night?

Breckenridge Ballroom

Saturday, September 10, 2016

Breakfast Speaker

8:45 am to 9:30 am

David Fellman, Speaker, Author, Trainer, Consultant David Fellman & Associates


The quality of management has a very direct bearing on the success of any business, especially a small business, starting with the top manager and extending all the way through the management team. According to Dave Fellman, a manager has be a combination of many things, including teacher, coach, parent, subject matter expert, hero, villain, and mind reader. More than anything else, though, he or she has to realize that management is not really about being a boss. At the highest level, it’s much more about being a leader and enabler. This program will help you and your managers to do that more effectively. Here are the 10 Commandments of Management. You will learn how to accomplish each one.

1. Thou Shalt Build Teams

2. Thou Shalt Teach

3. Thou Shalt Motivate

4. Thou Shalt Support

5. Thou Shalt Enable

6. Thou Shalt Be Consistent

7. Thou Shalt Share Credit

8. Thou Shalt Seek Improvement

9. Thou Shalt Set Reasonable Objectives

10. Thou Shalt Communicate Expectations Clearly

David M. Fellman is the president of David Fellman & Associates, Cary NC, a sales & marketing consulting firm serving numerous segments of Small Business America. He is the author of The Small Business Book: 10 Ways To Make Your Small Business More Successful and Listen To The Dinosaur, which Selling Power magazine listed as one of its “10 Best Books To Read in 2010.” His articles on sales, marketing and management topics have appeared in a variety of publications, and he is a popular speaker who has delivered seminars and keynotes at events across the United States, Canada, England, Ireland, Australia and New Zealand.

Association Update

9:45 am to 10:30 am

Grier Bailey and Mark Larson, Executive Director and Executive Vice President, CWPMA

CWPMA Executive Director Grier Bailey and Executive Vice President Mark Larson will deliver a review of the 2016 year-to-date accomplishments in the Colorado and Wyoming legislatures as well as updates on ongoing efforts for the remainder of the year.

Distracted Driving - What Does it Mean to You?

10:45 am to 11:15 am

Cole Waddell, Account Executive, Association Risk Management, Federated Insurance

Not only is distracted driving a serious problem, it’s an epidemic. With each new mobile device, the potential for behind-the-wheel distractions increase and so does your business’s exposure to risk. This discussion will address how to implement a mobile device/driving policy at your company, educate your employees on this hazard, and introduce you to technology solutions which can aid in restricting mobile phone use in vehicles. It’s up to each of us to make ending distracted driving a priority—the lives of everyone important to us may depend on it.

After graduating from Western Illinois University and finishing his baseball career, Cole joined Federated Insurance in 2011 as a marketing development trainee. His decision to join the company is true testament to Federated’s philosophy of developing its employees to achieve ultimate success while providing superior service and resources for its clients. Cole held the position of Marketing Representative in Wichita, KS from 2012-2015 where he was a company leading marketer in Property Casualty, as well as Life & Disability sales. In August 2015, Cole was promoted to Account Executive in the Association Risk Management Services department where he currently services Federated’s association relationships within the states of Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, and Colorado. Cole and his wife, Chassity, currently live in Kansas City, KS with their two dogs Bodacious “BO” and Ammo.

Update on Underground Tank Regulations

11:15 am to 11:45 am

Jennifer Steffes Manager of Petroleum Management Colorado Division of Oil and Public Safety

Colorado Tank operators, consultants, and owners are encouraged to attend this important seminar. As an approved EPA program state, Colorado can customize the new EPA requirements and this presentation will focus on on the adoption of new UST regulations for the state. There will also be a discussion about the ongoing rule making for the Enhanced Site professional program. CWPMA will be working with OPS on the development of these rules this summer.

Jennifer has worked for OPS since 1996, initially as a technical reviewer in the Remediation Section and then as the Process Improvement coordinator. In her current role as Program Manager, Jennifer is focused on continuous evaluation and improvement of the program’s processes to ensure OPS is providing value and excellent customer service to our stakeholders and partners, while protecting the citizens and natural environment of Colorado. Prior to joining OPS Jennifer was employed as a project manager for the Florida Department of Environmental Protection, Petroleum Storage Tank Program. Jennifer earned a bachelor’s degree in Geology from the University of Florida in 1985.