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Girl Scouts honors 2017 Western Slope Women of Distinction

Thursday, November 2, 2017, Girl Scouts of Colorado honored the 2017 inductees into the esteemed Women of Distinction program on the Western Slope during a breakfast at Two Rivers Convention Center in Grand Junction. A group of nearly 275 gathered at the event, which raised more than $20,000 for local Girl Scout programs.

This year’s honorees were:

  • Carma Brown, Personal Lines Manager, Home Loan Insurance
  • Sue Conry, Director, Hilltop Home Care
  • Stacey Mascarenas, Community Development Director, Family Health West

These extraordinary women were selected by a committee of their peers led by Selection Chair Susan Alvillar, Woman of Distinction 2015, 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.

The morning’s featured speakers included Gold Award Girl Scout Katie Otto and Silver Award Girl Scout Anela Cronk, who shared their stories of growth and leadership through Girl Scouting. Paula Reece, Woman of Distinction 2016, was this year’s event chair and Betsy Bair, Woman of Distinction 2014, was the event emcee.

The Women of Distinction program began on the Western Slope in 2013. Including this year’s honorees, Girl Scouts of Colorado has recognized 12 other women on the Western Slope with this honor.

Thank you to our Gold Presenting Sponsor: USBank and Silver Presenting Sponsor: Chevron and FCI Constructors, Inc, and to our Media Sponsor: Townsquare Media.

For further information, contact Cindi Graves at cindi.graves@gscolorado.org or (970) 628-8003.

View the event on Flickr.

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

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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.

  • Christy Whitney Borchard, President and CEO, HopeWest
  • Paula Reece, Marketing Director, Crossroads Fitness
  • 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 www.girlscoutsofcolorado.org/wodgj or contact Cindi Graves at 970-628-8003 or cindi.graves@gscolorado.org.

Girl Scouts Honors Women of Distinction in Grand Junction

Thursday, Oct. 1, Girl Scouts of Colorado honored the 2015 inductees into the esteemed Women of Distinction program on the Western Slope during a breakfast at Two Rivers Convention Center in Grand Junction. A group of nearly 150 gathered at the event, which raised nearly $22,000 for local Girl Scout programs. This year’s three honorees are:

  • Susan B. Alvillar, Community Relations Manager, WPX Energy
  • Robbie Breaux, Ceramic Artist
  • Karen Troester, Vice President Commercial Banking, U.S. Bank

These extraordinary women were selected by a committee of their peers led by Selection Chair Betsy Bair, 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. The morning’s keynote speaker was Jaime Gardner, small business owner and wife of U.S. Senator Cory Gardner. Lois Dunn, Woman of Distinction 2013, was the event chair.

The Women of Distinction program began on the Western Slope in 2013. Including this year’s honorees, Girl Scouts of Colorado has recognized nine other women on the Western Slope with this honor.

For more information on the Girl Scouts of Colorado Women of Distinction program, visit our website.