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Women of Influence

Honoring Women of Influence in the Colorado Springs community that have numerable professional accomplishments and consistently give back to the community

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...
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...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tp6jpDgJoP8 Kristin Kubitschek’s main motivation is to give. She’s always known she would give her lifetime to benefit others. “One of my greatest blessings is being able to live out my faith through the work I do each day,” said Kubitschek, who has worked solely at nonprofits during her career. Kubitschek works...
They come from a variety of backgrounds, not to mention professional careers. Together, the 13 members of the Colorado Springs Business Journal’s 2014 Women of Influence make a statement about the apparently endless supply of remarkable women across the area. The winners, selected by a committee of past honorees from a...
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...
Jocelyn Colvin Wall, senior VP, American National Bank Jocelyn Colvin Wall might cringe at the word “pioneer,” but when you’re the first at something, the term fits. When Colvin Wall came to Colorado Springs in 1970s looking for a banking job to support herself and her four-year-old daughter, she broke into...
Rising to the top was always a goal for Danielle Summerville, executive director at Big Brothers Big Sisters Colorado, but what sets her apart is her devotion to lifting others up with her. “Innately I’ve always just wanted to strive for the top,” Summerville said. “... I always felt like...
Colorado native Tammy Rivera has lived the familiar saying: When the going gets tough, the tough get going. Originally from Sterling in the northeastern part of the state, Rivera received a degree from Colorado State University and moved to Colorado Springs in 2000 to work for national accounting firm BKD...
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...
It wasn’t until her late 40s that Susan Davies decided to reinvent herself.
Chicago native Lola Woloch doesn’t believe in doing things halfway. She’s all in or not at all — and that philosophy and drive has led the Southern Colorado Women’s Chamber of Commerce to success after success. The CEO of the women’s chamber has a long history of business wins. An...
Regina Lewis has lived a textured life. She was raised as the daughter of a soldier and lived in a series of culturally diverse countries. She lived in poverty while her father fought in Vietnam. She also is a war veteran, having served in the U.S. Air Force during Operation...