Women of Influence

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

Mary Fagnant is CEO of Qualtek Manufacturing, a Colorado Springs metal manufacturer that creates components for both the medical and aerospace industries. Making stuff is nothing new to Fagnant. She grew up in a Chicago suburb working in the family business, a food-packaging manufacturer. “I’ve always had manufacturing in my life,”...
Aileen Barrios, Vectra Bank Teamwork has been a recurring theme in the life and career of Vectra Bank Senior Vice President Aileen Berrios. From her days as a starting forward on the Palmer High School women’s basketball team to her mentoring of other women in business to her co-founding of...
Ann Fuller, American National Bank If one defines “influencer” as “someone who gets others to do what she wants them to do,” then Ann Fuller is definitely a big influencer in Colorado Springs. Fuller, vice president of business development for American National Bank, practices community involvement at work and in her...
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...
Jayme McConnellogue, as battalion chief, is responsible for the medical division and 911 responses for the Colorado Springs Fire Department.
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...
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...
Rebecca Jewett puts her love of the Rocky Mountains to work as executive director of the Palmer Land Trust. It’s a passion that grows from her family’s long presence in the shadow of the mountains. “I’m actually a fifth-generation Coloradan on both sides of my family,” she said. “My great-great grandparents...
Paulette Greenberg, co-founder, The Greenberg Center for Learning and Tolerance Don’t tell Paulette Greenberg she can’t do something, unless you really want her to do it. Every time she hears “You can’t do that!” it strengthens her resolve to make it happen. “I do not like to hear those words!”...
Jennifer Dodd is in the business of influencing the younger generation — whether that’s at work or on her own time. The graduate of Widefield High School finds plenty of ways to give back to the community, and says it feels natural after so many helped her achieve success. For...
If you ask those who nominated her, Lynne Jones, vice president of marketing and business development for Colorado Springs Health Partners, has been a woman of influence for years. She’s just now receiving the recognition. Jones currently serves as the vice president of business development and marketing for Colorado Springs...
Two days after Lauren Hug moved to Colorado Springs, she was volunteering at the Pikes Peak Small Business Development Center to assist those affected by the Waldo Canyon fire. Hug, who founded the marketing and integrated communications company, HugSpeak, had just moved from Austin, Texas, and was in contract...