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Woman of Influence: Marcy Morrison

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Marcy Morrison, Colorado insurance commissioner Marcy Morrison’s political career started with the Manitou Springs library board. Now, four decades and countless challenges later, she may be headed back to the library board. “I may be out of job here pretty soon,” says the Commissioner of the state Division of Insurance, referring the possible turnover in… Continue Reading Woman of Influence: Marcy Morrison

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Woman of Influence: Debbie Miller

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Debbie Miller, president, Woodland Park Chamber Debbie Miller’s description of the Greater Woodland Park Chamber of Commerce as “chamber heaven” seems an apt description for a “city above the clouds.” The description is more of a personal reference about the organization’s size and proximity to a major metropolis, Colorado Springs, said Miller, who is president… Continue Reading Woman of Influence: Debbie Miller

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Woman of Influence: Leslie McGinn

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Leslie McGinn, executive director, American Heart Association Leslie McGinn couldn’t have known it at the time, but her sales jobs were the perfect preparation for her move into the nonprofit world. Before arriving in Colorado Springs in 1989, McGinn was a buyer for Macy’s in California, worked at a car dealership in Alaska and worked… Continue Reading Woman of Influence: Leslie McGinn

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Woman of Influence: Shirley Martinez

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Shirley Martinez, equal employment specialist, Colorado Springs Utilities For 22 years, Shirley A. Martinez lived in a world defined by perfect order: the military. Though she knew it was time for a change in 2000, she couldn’t have imagined she’d be stepping into a world nuanced by the ambiguity of diversity. Martinez, equal employment specialist… Continue Reading Woman of Influence: Shirley Martinez

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Woman of Influence: Zelna Joseph

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Zelna Joseph, CEO, SET Medical Clinics Zelna Joseph has a long history of being a voice for the underserved in Colorado Springs. Joseph, chief executive officer for SET Family Medical, has used that voice to help the city’s poor, minorities, battered women, troubled teens and now the medically malnourished. “If I’m able, I’ll always be… Continue Reading Woman of Influence: Zelna Joseph

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Woman of Influence: Ann Fetsch

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Ann Fetsch, former owner of Colorado Classics Furniture, Operation 6035 volunteer As a former business and building owner, Ann Fetsch brings a solid point of view to her current endeavor: environmentally healthy businesses and buildings. “I’ve developed a passion for sustainability, in particular green buildings for a sustainable business community,” said Fetsch, vice chairwoman of… Continue Reading Woman of Influence: Ann Fetsch

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Woman of Influence: Nancy Saltzman

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Nancy Saltzman, motivational speaker When you have experienced what Nancy Saltzman has in her life, you can do one of two things: Curl up in a ball and give up on life, or share what you have learned with others.  Saltzman chose the second path. “We can all make a difference in other peoples’ lives,… Continue Reading Woman of Influence: Nancy Saltzman

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Woman of Influence: Linda Mojer

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Linda Mojer, executive director, Southern Colorado Women’s Chamber of Commerce When the economy crashes, people either learn to adapt or get trapped under the debris. Linda Mojer found herself in that situation a couple of years ago. What she discovered about herself surprised her. “It was a hard decision to start my own business,” said… Continue Reading Woman of Influence: Linda Mojer

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Woman of Influence: Paula Miller

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Paula Miller, executive director, Pikes Peak Library District When ranking the institutions crucial to a community’s well-being, a library is always going to be near the top. That’s why Paula Miller has devoted more than three decades of her life to libraries, including the last four years as executive director of the Pikes Peak Library… Continue Reading Woman of Influence: Paula Miller

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Woman of Influence: Jere Martin

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Jere Martin, co-founder Rocky Mountain Women’s Film Festival Jere Martin doesn’t live in Colorado Springs anymore, but her influence remains. She co-founded the Rocky Mountain Women’s Film Festival in Colorado Springs nearly 22 years ago, and even though she moved to Santa Fe, N.M., four years ago with her husband, attorney Ronald Michael Martin, she… Continue Reading Woman of Influence: Jere Martin

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