Jenifer Brandeberry selected as one of 2017 Top 25 Most Powerful Women by the Colorado Women’s Chamber of Commerce

2017 Top 25 Most Powerful Women Gala to be Biggest Celebration of Denver Women in Business Yet

Press Contact:  Hilary Engelhart <>

 Denver, Colorado – September 26, 2016 – The Colorado Women’s Chamber of Commerce will celebrate five years of honoring Colorado’s most powerful and influential women in business on Thursday, January, 12, 2017, 5:00 – 9:00pm at the Marriott City Center.

The anniversary celebration and event will recognize the achievements of 25 women from the Denver-metro community who serve as role models for other business women for their accomplishments as leaders in business, visionaries, and groundbreakers who inspire others. Since 2013, one hundred women have been honored, and those women will be included in this fifth anniversary celebration.

The event will feature a silent auction with exciting packages from local businesses, a networking cocktail hour, plated dinner, and a program featuring this year’s honorees. The event seats 700 people, and Events Manager Hilary Engelhart anticipates a full house. “This event celebrates Denver women in business and historically sells out.” Tickets and sponsorships can be purchased online at

Congratulations to the following 2017 Honorees:

  • Cristina Aguilar, Executive Director, Colorado Organization for Latina Opportunity and Reproductive Rights (COLOR)
  • Helen Clark Atkeson, Partner, Hogan Lovells
  • Jenifer Brandeberry, Partner, Brandeberry McKenna Public Affairs
  • Courtney Cuff, President & CEO, Gill Foundation
  • Lori Davis, Managing Partner-Denver Office, Grant Thornton
  • Patti Dennis, Director of Recruiting, KUSA 9 News/TEGNA Media
  • Stephanie Donner, Chief Legal & People Officer, Galvanize
  • Jena Hausmann, President & Chief Executive Officer, Children’s Hospital of Colorado
  • Helena Haynes Carter, Global Inclusion & Diversity Officer, U.S. Bank
  • Laura Love, Founder, GroundFloor Media
  • Heather Lurie, Development and Strategy Consultant & Director, Electing Women Political Action Committee
  • Cynthia Mares, Arapahoe County Public Trustee & Senior Legal Advisor, Axon Global, Inc.
  • Joelle Martinez, Executive Director, Latino Leadership Institute – University of Denver
  • Suma Nallapati, Secretary of Technology & State Chief Information Officer, Governor’s Office of Information Technology
  • Glenna Norvelle, Principal, G Force Strategies
  • Barbara O’Brien, President, Catapult Leadership
  • Jane Okun Bomba, Executive Vice President & Chief Administrative Officer, IHS Markit
  • Cec Ortiz, Project Manager – Colorado Latina Age Wave, Rose Community Foundation
  • Nancy Phillips, President & CEO, ViaWest
  • Molly Rauzi, Chief Technology Officer and Management Consultant, Gagen MacDonald LLC
  • Meshach Rhoades, Partner, Armstrong Teasdale LLP
  • Holli Riebel, Chief Operating Officer, Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce
  • Marcelina Rivera, Chief of Staff, Aurora Public Schools
  • Sarah Rockwell, Partner, Kaplan Kirsch and Rockwell
  • Tamra Ryan, CEO, Women’s Bean Project

About the Colorado Women’s Chamber of Commerce:

Since its inception in 1988, the Colorado Women’s Chamber of Commerce has fostered an environment that supports members’ business needs and celebrates their successes. The Colorado Women’s Chamber of Commerce provides opportunities and visibility for women in business through relationship development, education, mentorship, partnership and alliances. Visit for more information.