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Girl Scouts to hold 2015 Women of Distinction event in Colorado Springs


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WHO: Girl Scouts of Colorado honors Pikes Peak Women of Distinction on Sept. 10, 2015 at Thin Mint Dinner.

  1. Kathy Boe, CEO, Boecore, Inc.

  2. Brigadier General Dana M. Capozzella, ARNG, Retired, Compliance Officer/Partner, Cascade Investment Group

  3. Benita Fitzgerald Mosley, Chief of Organizational Excellence, United States Olympic Committee

  4. Karla Grazier, CEO and President, Discover Goodwill of Southern & Western Colorado

  5. Phoebe Lostroh, PhD, Associate Professor of Molecular Biology and Director of Feminist and Gender Studies, Colorado College

  6. Mia Ramirez, MPH, Senior Community Health Specialist, Kaiser Permanente

WHAT: The six honorees were selected by a committee of their peers led by Selection Chair Lynne Telford, President/CEO of Care and Share Food Bank for Southern Colorado and Woman of Distinction 2014. They women were chosen based on their contributions to the community, both professionally and personally.

The Sept. 10 event includes a three-course dinner and creative desserts featuring Girl Scout Cookies. Girl Scout Christina Bear, who recently earned the Gold Award, the highest award in Girl Scouts, is the Keynote Speaker. Alicia McConnell, Director of Training Sites and Community Partnerships at the United States Olympic Committee and Woman of Distinction 2007, is the event chair.

Sponsors include Delta Dental, El Pomar Foundation, Ent Federal Credit Union, Kaiser Permanente, Cascade Investment Group, Colorado College, Colorado Springs Health Partners, Discover Goodwill, Garden of the Gods Club and Resort, Health You, United States Olympic Committee, University of Colorado at Colorado Springs, and The Eastern Colorado Bank. Special thanks to Jym Fair, American Made Film & Media, for the event video.

WHEN: Thursday, Sept. 10, 5:30-8:30 p.m.

WHERE: Antlers Hilton, 4 S. Cascade Avenue, Colorado Springs

For more information, contact Karen Burghart at 719-304-8322 or karen.burghart@gscolorado.org.

For media, RSVP by Sept. 7 to AnneMarie Harper at 303-607-4844 or annemarie.harper@gscolorado.org.

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