Please save the date for the 2018 Lifetime Entrepreneurship Award! 

Friday, May 18, 2018 - 11:30am-1:30pm - UCCS Gallogly Events Center


UCCS College of Business Alumni LEA Recipient Brenda SmithHonoree: Mrs. Brenda Smith

Brenda has been a true champion of our community through business and philanthropy for several decades. She received her B.S. in Business Administration with an emphasis in Accounting from UCCS in 1978. Having been raised by a single mother after her father died, Brenda worked her way through college, sometimes being the only female in her accounting classes. Dedicated to her field, she spent over 36 years at BKD, LLP in Colorado Springs and was the first woman to be appointed managing partner and elected to the company's governing board.

Brenda saw an opportunity to draw upon the community's past while embracing today's innovations when she embarked on a new entrepreneurial pursuit in 2013 by purchasing the newly renamed Garden of the Gods Collection with business partner Judy Mackey. Her many and various charitable pursuits include founding the Colorado Springs Leadership Institute, co-founding the Colorado Springs Chamber Nonprofit Partnership, and spearheading the establishment of an endowment in the name of UCCS accounting Professor Kirk Wilcox.  


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