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Girl Scouts announces 2016 Denver Metro Women of Distinction: 10 Extraordinary Women Honored


This year’s honorees were selected by a committee of their peers led by Selection Chair Gin Butler, Woman of Distinction ‘03, and chosen based on their contributions to the community, both professionally and personally. They are shining examples of corporate, civic and philanthropic leadership and serve as role models for our female leaders of tomorrow.

  1. Rose Andom, President/CEO Rosmik, Inc. and The Rose Andom Charitable Foundation

  2. Nikki Cady, Founder, Heart & Hand Center for at risk youth and families

  3. Stephanie Donner, Galvanize Chief Legal and People Officer

  4. Kim Easton, CEO, Urban Peak

  5. Jena Hausmann, President & CEO, Children’s Hospital Colorado

  6. Gloria Higgins, President, Executives Partnering to Invest in Children (EPIC)

  7. Brook Kramer, Vice President and Relationship Manager, First Western Trust

  8. Cheryl Lucero, Director, Capital Campaigns & Major Gifts, Denver Health Foundation

  9. Christine Marquez-Hudson, President and CEO, The Denver Foundation

  10. Mary Noonan, Board Trustee Delta Dental of Colorado, Delta Dental of Colorado Foundation and the Center for Women’s Health Research at CU Anschutz Medical Campus

Since 1997, including this year’s honorees, Girl Scouts of Colorado has recognized 426 Denver area women with this honor. The Women of Distinction program is widely regarded as one of Denver’s premier philanthropic programs, bringing together a group of women dedicated to raising funds to support Girl Scout leadership programs. More than $2 million has been raised in 19 years.

Girl Scouts of Colorado will publicly honor these women at the 2016 Thin Mint Dinner in Denver. This event will be from 5:30-8:30 p.m. on Oct. 13 at the Denver Marriott Tech Center. Event co-chairs are Jandel Allen-Davis, VP Government, External Relations and Research, Kaiser Permanente Colorado Region, Woman of Distinction ’12; and Kristin Richardson, Philanthropist and Community Volunteer, Woman of Distinction ‘13.

2016 Event Sponsors include: Silver Presenting Sponsor, Lockheed Martin. Bronze Presenting Sponsors, CoBiz Financial and Kristin Richardson.

For more information on the Oct. 13 event or to purchase tickets and sponsorships contact 303-607-4833 or



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