2012 Women of Influence

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Suzi Bach

“The Mayor’s wife” still has an odd ring in Suzi Bach’s ear, but it’s starting to grow on her, as the “job” of being the First Lady of Colorado Springs becomes increasingly fascinating. More…

Christina Baker

Christina Baker, Mortgage Solutions of Colorado Drive, discipline and determination are qualities Christina Baker has never run short on.More…

Shawnee Huckstep

Shawnee Huckstep, TechWise Sometimes reality outpaces your dreams. Such was certainly the case with Shawnee Huckstep.More…

Judy Kaltenbacher

Judy Kaltenbacher, Stockman Kast Ryan + Co. Early on in her career, Judy Kaltenbacher was told a part-time accountant could never become a partner in a firm.More…

Carolyn Kruse

Carolyn Kruse, Community Leader Carolyn Kruse’s dedication to sports, and especially to figure skating, demonstrates the power of focused philanthropy.More…

Lisa Lyden

Lisa Lyden, Media personality When Lisa Lyden announced she was stepping down as news co-anchor at KOAA-TV after 29 years, the newscaster’s news sent shock waves through the community.More…

Jerri Marr

Jerri Marr, U.S. Forest Service It’s not often that forest supervisors have twitter followers, fan groups, Facebook pages and people urging them to run for president.More…

Martha Marzolf

Martha Marzolf, ERA Shields/FAC Board In Colorado Springs, it’s often hard to tell where business life ends and personal life begins. Such is certainly the case with Martha Marzolf.More…

Amanda Mountain

Amanda Mountain, Rocky Mountain PBS When Amanda Mountain says she’s passionate about partnerships, she isn’t just tossing out a sound bite. She believes the future of media hinges on strategic partnerships.More…

Carrie Perkins

Carrie Perkins, Veda Salon Carrie Perkins dedicates herself to healthy living — for herself, her Veda guests and staff and for those supported by the nonprofits she has embraced in the Colorado Springs community.More…

Robin Roberts

Robin Roberts, Pikes Peak National Bank A community’s small businesses represent a key piece of its economic foundation. That’s why Robin Roberts devotes so much of her time to stewarding the health of Colorado Springs’ small businesses.More…

Jill Tiefenthaler

Jill Tiefenthaler, Colorado College When Jill Tiefenthaler left her family’s Iowa farm for St. Mary’s College in South Bend, Ind., it was a transformative experience.More…