Past Accolades Recipients

2018 Accolades Winners

Business Leader of the Year

Tatiana Bailey, PhD
Executive Director
Southern Colorado Economic Forum

Tatiana Bailey has her Master’s in economics and her doctorate in public health, both from the University of Michigan. Since obtaining her doctorate, she has taught micro and macroeconomics as well as health economics and policy at the University of Michigan and Walsh College, a small, private business school in Michigan. She is now also teaching a health policy class to MBA students at the University of Colorado.

Dr. Bailey is additionally a consultant in the health care and the economic development fields. In the health care arena, she has focused upon program evaluation and cost effectiveness analyses, and in the economic development field, she has focused upon economic growth initiatives primarily through the venues of entrepreneurship and innovation.

As Director of the Southern Colorado Economic Forum, Dr. Bailey serves as an economic development resource to businesses and government within Southern Colorado. In addition to providing economic analyses, she works within a broad community network enabling connections and synergies to occur. The ultimate goal is to work collaboratively with various public and private entities using key, economic data as a vehicle to inform and promote targeted economic growth initiatives.

In 2016, Tatiana was recognized by the Colorado Springs Business Journal as a Woman of Influence. She is an advocate and role model for women in our community. Most recently, Tatiana and her team launched the workforce asset map (WAM), a tool providing resources for thousands of students, job seekers and employers in the Pikes Peak Region. She is the author of numerous publications, speaks international events and serves on many boards and councils.

Past Accolades Recipients

2017 Barb Winter
2016 Ingrid Richter
2015 Trudy Strewler Hodges
2014 Jan Erickson
2013 Kathy Boe
2012 Lynne Telford
2011 Megan Harmon
2010 Zelna Joseph
2009 Stephannie Finley
2008 Joy Love
2007 C.J. Moore
2006 Sallie Clark
2005 Mary Lou Makepeace
2004 Martha Barton
2003 Donna Bertram
2002 Jan Weiland
2001 Debbie Shackelford
2000 Renita Wolf
1999 Laura Muir
1998 Sandy Taylor
1997 Debra Siverson
1996 Karen Delorenzo
1995 Mary K. Helsaple
1994 DeeDee LeGrand

Young Professional
of the Year

Erin Miller
Center for Technology, Research, and Commercialization

Minority Owned
Business of the Year

Barbara Myrick
B&M Construction

Member of
the Year

Terry Zarsky
Pikes Peak Library District