Joe Sanders is CEO of Colorado Uplift. He is a retired Air Force Colonel and former director of the Center for Character and Leadership Development at the U.S. Air Force Academy. Additionally, Mr. Sanders is an adjunct professor at University of Colorado: Colorado Springs. He has authored and published several articles and book chapters on topics ranging from transformational leadership and servant leadership to organizational spirituality and moral development. Additionally, he has delivered over 2,000 lectures and workshops on these topics. He is the founder of Touchstone Leadership Academy which focuses on creating new possibilities for current and future leaders in underserved communities. Mr. Sanders earned a doctorate from Colorado State University.