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Mary Lou Makepeace

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If you've lived in Colorado Springs for any of the last 20 years, you know who Mary Lou Makepeace is.
She served six years as the city's first female mayor and was a member of the City Council for 12 years before that. She has served as chairwoman for Colorado Springs Utilities' board of directors and led an oversight committee for Memorial Hospital. Continue Reading Mary Lou Makepeace

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Diana May

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Murder and mayhem are a normal part of Diana May's life. The chief deputy district attorney is an expert in prosecuting violent crimes – and she shares that expertise with police, domestic violence advocates and the courts.
In the midst of death and brutality, May never forgets her primary motivation: justice for the victims of those offenses. Continue Reading Diana May

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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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Diane Price is grateful for many aspects of her career, but the big one is this: “I still get to play with kids.” The CEO of Child Nursery Centers for 15 years, she said the best part of her job is that reminders of its importance, such as hands sticky with peanut butter from an… Continue Reading Women of Influence: Diane Price – President and CEO

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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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