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Girl Scouts announces 2014 Pikes Peak Women of Distinction

Girl Scouts of Colorado is announcing the 2014 inductees into the esteemed Women of Distinction program in the Pikes Peak area at a private reception in June (location TBD). This year’s seven honorees were selected by a committee of their peers led by Selection Chair Amanda Mountain, Vice President and Chief Membership & Branding Officer of Rocky Mountain PBS and Woman to Watch 2012, and chosen based on their contributions to the community, both professionally and personally. The Women of Distinction commit to supporting Girl Scouts of Colorado and serving Girl Scouts today.

The Women of Distinction program began in the area in 2000, though 56 area women were named Women of Distinction in 1994 during Girl Scouts’ 75 Anniversary. Including this year’s honorees, Girl Scouts of Colorado has recognized 113 area women with this honor. The Women of Distinction program brings together a group of women dedicated to raising funds to support Girl Scout leadership programs. More than $325,000 has been raised in 12 years.

Later this year, Girl Scouts of Colorado will publicly honor these inductees at the 2014 Thin Mint Dinner in Colorado Springs at the Antlers Hilton. This event is on Sept. 12 and the program will feature one of Colorado’s up and coming women leaders, Amelia Earhart, who will share her inspirational story behind her summer 2014 around-the-world flight. Lynette Crow-Iverson, President/CEO of Conspire! and Woman of Distinction 2013, is the event chair. Renita Wolf, Senior Strategy Consultant of Wells Fargo Asset Management Group and Girl Scouts of Colorado Board of Directors member, is serving as the event sponsorship chair, and Erica Oakley-Courage, Corporate Market Director of the American Heart Association, is the logistics chair.

For more information on the Sept. 12 event, including how you can help, please contact Karen Burghart at 719-304-8322 or You can also visit the Girl Scouts of Colorado website for more information or to purchase tickets and/or sponsorships at

Girl Scouts of Colorado’s 2014 Pikes Peak Women of Distinction: 

  1. Debbie Chandler, CEO, Colorado Springs Health Partners

  2. Susan Edmondson, President/CEO, Downtown Partnership

  3. Carla L. Hartsell, community volunteer, City of Colorado Springs, retired executive (recipient of the Sandy Taylor Distinguished Community Service Award)

  4. Judith Mackey, President, Benefit Services Group

  5. Diane Price, President and CEO, Early Connections Learning Centers

  6. Shirley R. Stewart, Certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, Pediatric Associates, P.C.

  7. Lynne Telford, President and CEO, Care and Share Food Bank for Southern Colorado

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