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Our annual cornerstone event, A-List is one of the most anticipated business events in the metro area that brings together more than 1,500 business, civic, and political leaders to celebrate the economic successes of the City of Aurora, Adams County, and Arapahoe County. Past A-List speakers have included President Bill Clinton; Apple Co-Founder Steve Wozniak; Tennis Pro and Philanthropist Andre Agassi; two-time Pulitzer Prize winning author, David McCullough; former CIA, NSA Chief General Michael Hayden; political power couple James Carville and Mary Matalin; NBC News Political Director Chuck Todd; former Treasury Secretary John Snow; World Cup and Olympic Champion, Lindsey Vonn; and Weekend Update co-anchor of Saturday Night Live, Colin Jost, to name a few.

A-List 2022 Presented by Adams County
Colonel Nicole Malachowski (ret.)
United States Air Force

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Thursday, October 27, 2022
6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Gaylord Rockies Resort & Convention Center

Table of 8 for $3,000

Col. Nicole Malachowski, USAF (Ret.) defies stereotypes. Yes, she was a jet fighter pilot, but if you think you know her based on that, you’d be wrong. A leader, a combat veteran, the first woman pilot on the Thunderbirds Air Demonstration Squadron, a White House Fellow, and an inductee into both the National Women’s Hall of Fame and the Women in Aviation International Pioneer Hall of Fame – she even has a Star Trek Federation starship named after her, the USS Malachowski (NCC-1619).

Nicole’s distinguished 21-year Air Force career exceeded her wildest dreams. But the dream came to an end when a devastating tick-borne illness left her struggling greatly to speak or walk for almost nine months. An indomitable spirit, Nicole fought back against overwhelming odds and prevailed.

Drawing on stories from her career and personal life, Nicole inspires audiences to rethink the challenges they face every day. She urges them to go beyond resilience and become resurgent. Nicole’s empowers people with three key beliefs: failure and risk is the price of entry for achieving something great; sometimes you need to yield to overcome; and her personal mantra – “Nobody wants to lead a scripted life.”

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