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  • Biographical Description

  • Professor of Practice

    Kerry Plemmons

    Professor of Practice, Daniels College of Business

    2101 South University, #335 J, Denver CO 80208  720-280-7174

    Kerry Plemmons has 30 years of entrepreneurial experience with success in launching and running small and medium-sized businesses in the U.S. and Mexico, and another 16 years as an academic and consultant. As an executive with Starbucks, Plemmons opened stores in the western U.S. and Canada, ran several test-market innovations, and led operations for a couple hundred stores. Prior to Starbucks, he partnered in creating the Pour la France! Restaurant chain in three states and Mexico.


    Since joining the University of Denver, Daniels College of Business full time in 2004, Plemmons has consulted to, and built strategic plans with senior executives at The City of Aurora, The City of Englewood, Colorado Parks and Wildlife, The American Animal Hospital Association, The Human Animal Bond Association, Pet AID, the Arapahoe County Board of Commissioners and Sheriff, Colorado Outdoor Education Center, Colorado Historical Foundation, Zoetis, Elanco, Crocs, Veterinary Study Group, Kaiser Permanente, The American Camping Association, several Veterinary Management Groups,  Molson Coors, Environmental Chemical Corporation (ECC), Microsoft, DMB Development Company, Janus Capital Group, Monte Vista Cooperative, Anadarko Oil, DCP Midstream, Encano Oil, Intrado, First Data Corporation, Western Union and more.


    During the 16 years of teaching at the Daniels College of Business, University of Denver, Plemmons created and delivered new courses in a variety of subjects. His passion is connecting innovation to leadership through experiential educational processes. With a group of colleagues, Plemmons built a program called the Compass where all graduate business students experienced leadership, ethics, and sustainability first in the classroom and then in the mountains of Colorado. In the Executive MBA program, he teaches strategic marketing, innovation and a global business sequence that culminates in a two-week international experience to places like Israel, Singapore, Rwanda, Uganda, Mozambique, Latvia, South Africa, Botswana, Morocco, South Korea, China, Myanmar, Vietnam, Thailand, Brazil, Chile, Argentina, Russia, Mongolia, and Turkey.


    Plemmons is a published author with his book, Juxtapositions:  Comparing Mild to Wild Success – Irreverently.  Juxtapositions looks at whole organizational success, where a kind and gentle revolution might create a strong cultural focus, when imagination leads to strategies that are implemented because they align with the organizational mission, and the individuals are rewarded and recognized so the imaginative strategy process gets repeated.


    Most of his consulting consists of working with groups of 10 to 400 after finding gaps in the client organizations. Plemmons and a group of Daniels colleagues create a solution, then build workshops and offsite sessions to close the gaps. In an average year, Plemmons works with 300 or more graduate students, and speaks to several thousand clients.


  • Curriculum Vitae

  • Plemmons CV. 2020

  • Web Sites

  • blog and travel log

  • Best Work

  • Book Published in 2016: Juxtapositions: Comparing Mild to Wild Success - Irreverently

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  • Publications

  • pm strategic planning 2.pdf

    Strategic Planning
  • AAHA-Plemmons.doc

    Strategic Planning for Animal Hospitals
  • PSLI White Paper and Business Plan 2.10.pdf

  • ACA Journal Teambuilding.docx

    Published Journal:  January/February 2012

  • Teambuilding and Leadership: Why a College Curriculum Includes a Camp Experience <h1 id="page-title" class="title">Teambuilding and Leadership: Why a College Curriculum Includes a Camp Experience</h1>
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