Past Accolades Recipients

2017 Accolades Winners

Business Leader of the Year

Barb Winter
Ent Credit Union

As Executive Vice President, Barbara Winter is responsible for executive oversight of Human Resources, Payroll, Training, and the Real Estate and Facilities divisions of Ent, as well as coordination of community philanthropy. She joined Ent after a 28-year career with Colorado Interstate Gas Company, where she last held the position of Assistant Vice President, Human Resources and Administration. She holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Colorado State University.

Her community activities include: Board member of the Chancellor’s Leadership Class at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs; Board member and Vice Chair of the Penrose-St. Francis Health Foundation; Board Member – Discover Goodwill of Southern & Western Colorado and chair of the development and governance committee; Board Member Emeritus of the Pikes Peak Council – Boy Scouts of America; Board member and Vice President of Pikes Peak Prep Charter School; a member of Artemis, and a chapter member of Executive Women International. She is also a member of the credit union industry CUNA HR/TD Council.

She is a past board member and Chairman – Pikes Peak United Way; past board member of the Greater Colorado Springs Chamber of Commerce, Silver Key Senior Services, Girl Scouts Wagon Wheel Council, Western Museum of Mining and Industry, and Metro Board of the Pikes Peak YMCA (currently serves on the Human Resources Committee). She also served as a member/chair of The Colorado College Corporate and Business Advisory Committee.

She is the 2002 recipient of the Athena Award from the Greater Colorado Springs Chamber of Commerce, Women of Influence award in 2004 from the Colorado Springs Business Journal, and was named a 2013 Woman of Distinction from the Colorado Council of Girl Scouts. She was a six-year member and past president of the Colorado State University Alumni Association. She is also a graduate of the Center for Creative Leadership Community Leaders program.

Past Accolades Recipients

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

Krithika Prashant
City of Colorado Springs

Minority Owned
Business of the Year

Nohemy Montes
Mont Wealth

Member of
the Year

Tamara Moore
Relevel, LLC