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Woman of Influence: Lynn Pelz

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Lynn Pelz, Peak Vista Community Health Centers Lynn Pelz’s career really started in elementary school. As a Girl Scout, she was energized by the volunteer work of scouting. Her parents stood as strong examples, since they both invested time in non-profit work. “I love working for non-profits, it is my passion,” Pelz, the director of… Continue Reading Woman of Influence: Lynn Pelz

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Woman of Influence: Meredith Patrick Cord

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Meredith Patrick Cord, Johnson & Cord, P.C. Striking the work-life balance is a common theme within the legal profession. Sometimes those like Meredith Patrick Cord have trouble getting the balance right even when they make choices designed to do just that. Cord is a Buckeye by birth through and through. Born and raised in Columbus,… Continue Reading Woman of Influence: Meredith Patrick Cord

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Woman of Influence: Laura Neumann

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Laura Neumann, Cheyenne Mountain Resort Laura Neumann’s can-do attitude is her tour de force, yet her soft-spoken focus comes from a place that is deeply personal. An adopted child of Catholic Charities, Neumann’s desire to help others originates from the caring opportunities she received in early life. From the time she was a young girl,… Continue Reading Woman of Influence: Laura Neumann

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Woman of Influence: Laura Muir

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Laura Muir, Momentum Advertising Public Relations Laura Muir owes much of her professional success to her father, Robert Muir, who served as architect on many Colorado Springs projects as well as his daughter’s career. Muir grew up in Colorado Springs, graduated from Cheyenne Mountain High School, and graduated from CU Boulder with a double major… Continue Reading Woman of Influence: Laura Muir

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Woman of Influence: C.J. Moore

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C.J. Moore, Kaiser Permanente If ever an employee deserved the title, “Good Will Ambassador,” C. J. Moore is that person. The line between her job and her personal life is so fine that it’s all but disappeared after years of tireless community involvement. Moore arrived in Colorado Springs the way so many of the city’s… Continue Reading Woman of Influence: C.J. Moore

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Woman of Influence: MaryEllen McNally

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MaryEllen McNally, Former City Council / Community Activist Mary Ellen McNally grew up working in her parents’ Italian restaurant in Scranton, Pa., serving the clientele at Popoli’s Restaurant. Later on, as a college student, she waitressed at restaurants in the Catskills. Little wonder that she’s one of Colorado Springs’ most active community servants. “I grew… Continue Reading Woman of Influence: MaryEllen McNally

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Woman of Influence: Jan Mchugh-Smith

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Jan Mchugh-Smith, Humane Society Anyone who loves animals understands the value of Jan McHugh-Smith’s professional accomplishments. For 27 years, Humane Society CEO McHugh-Smith has focused her career efforts in service of animal welfare, leading others to save and improve the lives of animals through educational programs, spay and neuter clinics, awareness-building campaigns, and supervising the… Continue Reading Woman of Influence: Jan Mchugh-Smith

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Woman of Influence: Debbie McCarty

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Debbie McCarty, Lockheed Martin If a straight shooter is what you need, look no further than Debbie McCarty. The vice president of Space Programs at Lockheed Martin in Colorado Springs specializes in direct communications between her customers and the Lockheed-Martin engineers charged with filling their orders. McCarty applies that directness in all facets of her… Continue Reading Woman of Influence: Debbie McCarty

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Woman of Influence: Jan Martin

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Jan Martin, City Council/Martin Business Group On Aug. 23, Jan Martin gave a demonstration of her ability to influence outcomes. The president pro tem of City Council had worked for two years to persuade her peers on council, and the community, that it was time to convert city-owned Memorial Hospital into a nonprofit so that… Continue Reading Woman of Influence: Jan Martin

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Woman of Influence: Dot Lischick

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Dot Lischick, World Arena & Pikes Peak Center Dot Lischick drove through Colorado Springs on a vacation and thought, “Wow, this is a great place. I could really enjoy living here.” She went home and there was a message on her answering machine about a job opening in Colorado Springs. “It was cosmic,” she says,… Continue Reading Woman of Influence: Dot Lischick

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