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Girl Scouts announces 2016 Western Slope Women of Distinction: Three Extraordinary Women Honored


This year’s honorees were selected by a committee of their peers led by Selection Chair Betsy Bair, Regional Director at U.S. Senator Cory Gardner and Woman of Distinction ’14, 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. Christy Whitney Borchard, President and CEO, HopeWest

  2. Paula Reece, Marketing Director, Crossroads Fitness

  3. Ruth Trowbridge, Community Volunteer

Since 2012, including this year’s honorees, Girl Scouts of Colorado has recognized 12 women on the Western Slope as Women of Distinction. The Women of Distinction program brings together a group of women dedicated to raising funds to support Girl Scout leadership programs.

Girl Scouts of Colorado will publicly honor these inductees on Nov. 3, 2016 at the annual Women of Distinction Breakfast. This year’s event will be held at the Two Rivers Convention Center. The 2016 Event Chair is Karen Troester, Vice President, Commercial Banking, US Bank and Woman of Distinction ‘15.

Event Sponsors include: Gold Presenting Sponsor, US Bank, and Silver Presenting Sponsor, Chevron.

For information regarding tickets and sponsorships, visit or contact Cindi Graves at 970-628-8003 or



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