“Mr. Hottman’s ethical principles clearly guide his leadership style and business practices,” said Ira Selkowitz, DFEI Director at the CU Denver Business School. “Mr. Hottman’s personal and professional accomplishments exemplify Bill Daniels’ commitment to integrity, fairness, accountability, and transparency in all that he does.”
A student selection committee considered the largest pool of nominations to date consisting of local leaders committed to ethical business practices and evaluated each nominee based on the eight Daniels Fund Ethics Initiative Principles:
Integrity – Act with honesty in all situations.
Trust – Build trust in all stakeholder relationships.
Accountability – Accept responsibility for all decisions.
Transparency – Maintain open and truthful communications.
Fairness – Engage in fair competition and create equitable and just relationships.
Respect – Honor the rights, freedoms, views and property of others.
Rule of Law – Comply with the spirit and intent of laws and regulations.
Viability – Create long-term value for all relevant stakeholders.