Tuesday, October 2, 2018, Girl Scouts of Colorado honored the 2018 Women of Distinction during the Thin Mint Dinner at the Denver Marriott Tech Center. The 2018 Women of Distinction for the Denver metro-area are:
- Janine Davidson, President, Metropolitan State University of Denver
- Ruth Fountain, Community Leader
- Therese Ellery, Senior Program Officer, Aging Program, Rose Community Foundation
- Gretchen Hammer, Medicaid Director, Colorado Department of Health Care Policy and Financing
- Peggy E. Jennings, CPA, Partner, Eide Bailly LLP
- Lisa Zúñiga Ramirez, Principal, Senior Portfolio Manager, Segall Bryant & Hamill
- Meshach Rhoades, Partner, Armstrong Teasdale LLP
- Terri Richardson, MD, Kaiser Permanente Colorado
- Tinesha Ross, Government and Commercial Programs, Senior Manager, System Safety & Quality, United Launch Alliance
- Becky Takeda-Tinker, Ph.D., President & CEO of Colorado State University-Global Campus; and CEO of Beyond Campus Innovations, Inc. an entity of the CSU System Foundation
A group of nearly 450 gathered at the event, which was chaired by Women of Distinction Pat Cortez ’04, Senior Vice President, Community Affairs Manager, Community Relations and CRA Risk Management Department, Wells Fargo Government and Community Relations Group; and Brook Kramer ’16 Senior Vice President, Senior Regional Fiduciary Manager, Philanthropic Services, Wells Fargo Private Bank. The honorees were selected by a committee of their peers led by Selection Chair Tasha Jones ’15, Director of Marketing, Forest City. They are shining examples of corporate, civic, and philanthropic leadership and serve as role models for our female leaders of tomorrow.
The evening’s keynote speaker was Gold Award Girl Scout Riley Mogenthahler, recipient of Stephanie A. Foote Leadership Prize for Gold Award Excellence.
Since 1997 Girl Scouts of Colorado has recognized 436 Denver-area women with this honor. More than $2 million has been raised in 20 years by Women of Distinction for Girl Scout programs.
For more information on the Girl Scouts Women of Distinction program, visit our website.