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Lyda Hill

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She prefers to focus on getting the job done rather than on who gets the credit.
She's created hundreds of jobs during her lifetime as a for-profit and nonprofit entrepreneur.
Not surprisingly, Lyda Hill says her greatest satisfaction comes from "making it happen." Continue Reading Lyda Hill

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Judi Lakin

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When Judi Lakin was a child, she was told that girls grew into mothers and wives – not executives with a passion for community service.
But Lakin ignored the standard, went to college and became a driving force in the Colorado Springs' volunteer and professional community. Continue Reading Judi Lakin

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She earned a bachelor’s degree in religion and sociology from Luther College in Decorah, Iowa. She co-founded a company that offered entry-level sales training and personal improvement consultations. She worked in several different capacities for the Grand Rapids Area Chamber of Commerce. But always, B.J. Scott was in some way helping others. “Although it looks… Continue Reading Women of Influence: B.J. Scott – President and CEO

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If Lynne Telford sees a need, she doesn’t wait to be asked. She just pitches in. “Lynne is one of those people you just have to admire. She’s smart, she has a huge heart, she gives of herself, she helps people,” said Jerry Smith, CEO of Pikes Peak United Way. “She’s done so much for… Continue Reading Women of Influence: Lynne Telford – Vice President of Finance/Chief Financial Officer

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The vice president of government banking for U.S. Bank, Sherrie Vogt is involved in a number activities that help the disadvantaged in Colorado Springs, including Leadership Pikes Peak and Partners in Housing. Because of her Leadership Pikes Peak involvement, she is part of the Women’s Community Leadership Initiative, a program she helped create. The program… Continue Reading Women of Influence: Sherrie Vogt – Vice President of Government Banking

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Barbara Winter enjoys being the human face in what can sometimes be an impersonal business world. The senior vice president of organizational resources for Ent Federal Credit Union, the largest geographically based credit union in Colorado Springs, handles human resources. Winter said it is rewarding to represent the human interests in a company. “Since Ent… Continue Reading Women of Influence: Barbara Winter – Senior Vice President of Organizational Resources

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Her grandfather, Leonard Flores, was an activist who hosted a radio show on the Spanish-speaking station in Pueblo. He read poetry and made political speeches. His brother, Timothy, was a Washington lobbyist based in Denver. Uncle Tim was one of the founders of the AFL-CIO, a national federation of labor unions. Timothy Flores’ face is… Continue Reading Women of Influence: Denise Ortega – Division Clerk/Bonding Agent Clerk (7760)

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Julie Boswell came to Colorado Springs on vacation from England in 1971, and never went back. “I didn’t actually make a decision to move to the United States,” said Boswell, whose American uncle was stationed at the U.S. Air Force Academy. “I got married six months after I got here and I stayed. It was… Continue Reading Women of Influence: Julie Boswell – Vice President of Development and Communications Greater Colorad

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Taking on the revitalization and renewal of downtown Colorado Springs is what Beth Kosley was made to do. As the executive director of Downtown Partnership of Colorado Springs, Kosley does a little bit of everything. She oversees financial operations, manages a staff of six full-time employees, and coordinates a myriad of projects that volunteer boards… Continue Reading Women of Influence: Beth Kosley – Executive Director

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Women of Influence: C.J. Moore – Public Affairs

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C.J. Moore, spokeswoman for Kaiser Permanente. C.J. Moore, behind-the-scenes activist. C.J. Moore, lifelong volunteer. Being immersed in her community was practically a birthright. “My mother had us involved when we were kids. She finally stopped delivering Meals on Wheels last year at the age of 81!” Moore said. “We’ve been volunteers all our lives. It’s… Continue Reading Women of Influence: C.J. Moore – Public Affairs

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