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Values & Capitalism Spring 2016 Weekend Honors Program: New York City

Entrepreneurship & Human Flourishing

The King’s College, New York, New York

Friday, April 15 – Saturday, April 16, 2016

The Values & Capitalism Spring 2016 Weekend Honors Program, hosted in partnership with The King’s College in New York City, was an intensive seminar on business and entrepreneurship for students from Christian colleges and universities. Honors students attended three core business tutorials with Brian Brenberg (associate professor of business, The King’s College), as well as two practicum classes on design thinking and faith and work with V&C project partners Haley Robison (chief operating officer, Kammok) and Bethany Jenkins (director of vocational and career development, The King’s College).


Friday, April 15

3:30 pm: Registration
4:00 pm: Tutorial I: Brian Brenberg, The King’s Collegedebate
5:30 pm: Opening Reception and Dinner

Saturday, April 16

8:00 am: Breakfast
8:30 am: Tutorial II: Brian Brenberg, The King’s College
10:00 am: Tutorial III: Brian Brenberg, The King’s College
11:30 am: Lunch: Patrick Briaud, Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors
1:00 pm: Practicum I: Haley Robison, Kammok
3:30 pm: Practicum II: Bethany Jenkins, The King’s College, The Gospel Coalition
6:00 pm: Closing Reception and Dinner: Dr. Gregory Thornbury, The King’s College

Speaker/Instructor Bios

Brian Brenberg teaches classes in business and economics at The King’s College. Prior to joining the King’s faculty, he held positions in the medical device and financial services industries, as well as public policy research. He earned an MBA with distinction from Harvard Business School and a Master’s in Public Administration from the Harvard Kennedy School. In addition to his teaching at King’s, Professor Brenberg has written for USA Today, Forbes, The Washington Examiner, FOXNews.com, and WORLD Magazine, and has appeared on CNBC, FOX Business Television, FOX News Radio, and The Blaze. He lectures regularly for the Foundation for Economic Education and serves on the faculty advisory council for the American Enterprise Institute’s Values and Capitalism project. He resides in New York City with his wife, Krista, and their three children.

Patrick Briaud is a senior associate at Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors (RPA), where he leads RPA’s knowledge management efforts—optimizing internal systems while efficiently tapping into a rich legacy of expert advice. As member of the Donor Services Team, Patrick also provides key support for RPA’s advisory work—engaging individuals, foundations, and corporations with services ranging from philanthropic-interest exploration to comprehensive grants management. Patrick joined RPA from Yale’s School of Management, receiving his MBA in Social Enterprise while co-chairing the 2014 Yale Philanthropy Conference. Pursuing his passion for thoughtful philanthropy, Patrick interned with The Gathering, Community Wealth Partners and Excellence in Giving where he managed projects related to holistic philanthropy, nonprofit analytics, and impact investing.  Patrick earned a BS in Industrial Engineering and Operations Research from the University of California, Berkeley where he also received All-American honors as captain of Cal’s varsity tennis team. After college, he pursued the game professionally—earning a world doubles ranking of 125, playing in Wimbledon 2008, and winning the 2008 World Team Tennis Championships with the New York Buzz. A Texas native, Patrick spent three years as investment analyst and head trader with Lee Financial, a Dallas-based private wealth management firm. He currently serves on the board of Learn Philanthropy.

Bethany L. Jenkins is the Director of The Gospel Coalition’s Every Square Inch, the Director of Vocational & Career Development at The King’s College, and the Founder of The Park Forum. She previously worked on Wall Street and on Capitol Hill. She received her JD from Columbia Law School and attends Redeemer Presbyterian Church in Manhattan, where she is a current CFW Fellow and a former Gotham Fellow through the Center for Faith & Work.

Haley Robison is the chief operating officer at Kammok, an innovative and socially-conscious outdoor gear company. Prior to joining the Kammok team, Haley worked as a curriculum designer at the Stanford Graduate School of Business, where she designed and implemented “Career Design,” a new career methodology to help incoming MBAs assess their personal and professional priorities. She also spent three years as a consultant at Bain & Company, a global management consulting firm, advising clients on a wide range of strategic issues. An outdoor enthusiast, Haley completed the three-month National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS) in 2011 and has also led climbing and backpacking expeditions focused on personal leadership for high school students. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Business and Finance from the University of Texas at Austin and a joint master’s degree in Business Administration and Education from Stanford University.

Gregory Alan Thornbury, Ph.D., serves as the sixth president of The King’s College in New York City. The King’s College seeks to prepare leaders for strategic institutions in society through courses of study in: politics, philosophy, and economics, business, finance, and media, culture, and the arts. He has been called “Jonathan Edwards Meets Rolling Stone” by Russell D. Moore and “America’s First Hipster College President” by The American Spectator. He previously held the post of professor of philosophy, dean of the school of theology, and vice president for spiritual life at Union University. He is the author of Recovering Classic Evangelicalism: Applying the Wisdom and Vision of Carl F. H. Henry (Crossway, 2013). In addition, he is a senior fellow of The Kairos Journal, a visiting professor of philosophy at Ansgar Teologiske Høgskole in Norway, and the 2015–2016 Visiting Professor for AEI’s Values & Capitalism Project.