Mesa County commissioner among women in energy award winners

Rose Pugliese
Rose Pugliese

Mesa County Commissioner Rose Pugliese is among 40 women in Colorado recognized for their roles in the energy industry.

Pugliese and the others will be honored by the Denver Business Journal at the Top Women in Energy awards celebration set for April 23 at the Hyatt Regency Denver at the Colorado Convention Center.

Pugliese is the only Western Colorado resident among the 2019 award winners.

The annual awards program honors industry leaders as well as those who influence the energy sector. A letter from the Denver Business Journal to Pugliese stated: “Our esteemed judging committee selected you from over 130 nominations received not only for dedication to making an impact on the Colorado energy industry, but also for your unfailing willingness to give back to the communities where you work and live.”

Pulgiese said she was humbled and honored to receive the award. “We have so many incredibly strong female leaders all across the state, and we do great work for our communities. I am so fortunate to be able to advocate for Mesa County on a federal and statewide level and be a strong voice for our county’s energy issues.”