AROUND TOWN: Leadership Pikes Peak names community leaders
Leadership Pikes Peak has announced the winners of its 2013 community leadership awards who will be honored at LPP’s annual gala April 6 at the Olympic Training Center.
Martha Barton, president and CEO of Pikes Peak Hospice and Palliative Care, is the winner of the Makepeace Community Trustee Award, named for former Colorado Springs Mayor Mary Lou Makepeace. This is LPP’s highest award and honors a leader “whose sustained involvement has had a broad and lasting impact on the Pikes Peak Community.” Over 30 years, Barton and the nonprofit PPHPC have served more than 100,000 citizens with a staff of 250 professionals and 600 volunteers.
Kimberley Sherwood, Community Inspiration Leadership Award, recognizing a volunteer who takes on a leadership role in community or nonprofit organizations. Her business, Third Sector Group, facilitates strategic planning for organizations including TESSA, KRCC and CASA. She is on several boards, founder of the Cultural Office of the Pikes Peak region and a volunteer in the arts.
Nathan Newbrough, Modeling the Way Community Leadership Award, “honoring a team-building leader who encourages others to get involved.” During his tenure as president and CEO, the Colorado Springs Philharmonic has seen a 170% increase in ticket sales.
Mike Beagley, Emerging Leader Award which goes to a leader under age 35. Beagley, with the United States Olympic Committee, is active with Big Brothers Big Sisters and a mentor for LPP’s new teen leadership program. He is involved with the USOC Team USA Young Professionals and puts together social and networking events to connect young people with established civic leaders.
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