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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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Wendy Pifher

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Some women make achievement look effortless.
Wendy Pifher, managing partner of the Colorado Springs office of Holland & Hart, is one such individual.
During her tenure with the law firm, the office has grown from eight to 13 attorneys and has expanded into new markets, including military law, space law, government contracting, employment law and intellectual property. Continue Reading Wendy Pifher

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Sharon Raggio

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Sharon Raggio has completed a few 26-mile foot races over the years, but she has yet to cross the finish line on her longest-running marathon: a career in mental health.
Raggio sprinted through miles of professional twists and turns to become the senior vice president of clinical services at Pikes Peak Mental Health. Since 1979, she has served in various capacities in the mental health field, including positions as a social service representative, an alcohol counselor and community educator and a family and marriage therapist. Continue Reading Sharon Raggio

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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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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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