At the Leadership Program of the Rockies Annual Retreat Dinner Friday at the Broadmoor in Colorado Springs, CCU President, Bill Armstrong, was awarded the second annual Legacy Award, a Lifetime Achievement Award for a “distinguished individual who makes profound and long-term contributions to the Leadership Program of the Rockies.” Honorees of this prestigious award lead an exemplary life by “living the conservative ideals espoused by the Program.” According to LPR President, Shari Williams, “Under Senator Armstrong’s insightful guidance, the Leadership Program of the Rockies continues to flourish and create leaders in Colorado and beyond.”
About President Armstrong
President Armstrong has been active in politics, business and academia for many years, serving six years in the House of Representatives and twelve years as a United States Senator. A savvy businessman, President Armstrong grew Cherry Creek Mortgage Company 4,000% during his time there. A quick summary of President Armstrong’s business ventures includes being the director of six public companies; chairman/owner or operator of 13 private companies, and he served on the board of the Campus Crusade for Christ for 17 years.
Currently, in addition to being President of CCU, Armstrong is the Chairman of Blueberry Systems, a software development company, and he is the Director of Helmerich & Payne, an oil & gas drilling contractor. He is also Chairman of the Denver-based Oppenheimer Funds and is a member of Cherry Hills Community Church.
Born in Nebraska, Armstrong served in the United States National Guard for six years after attending Tulane University and the University of Minnesota. In 1972, he was elected as a U.S. Representative to the 93rd Congress and was re-elected to the 94th and 95th Congresses, serving six years. In 1978, he was elected to the U.S. Senate and was re-elected in 1984 and served until 1991. Armstrong retired from the Senate in 1990; he has been President of CCU since 2006.
Last Year’s Recipient and LPR Information
Terry Considine, chair of the Bradley Foundation and CEO of AIMCO received the LPR’s 2012 Legacy Award; AIMCO is one of the largest apartment associations in the country. LPR is a non-profit organization designed to identify, recruit and then train future leaders of the great state of Colorado. LPR’s annual retreat has seen approximately 700 people gather to discuss the principles of our founding fathers and public policy issues. If you’d like to learn more about this wonderful organization, please visit www.leadershipprogram.org.
Congratulations, President Armstrong, on this well-deserved honor.