Fitzsimons Innovation Community’s April Giles Honored as an Outstanding Women in Business Finalist


Congratulations to April Giles, Fitzsimons Innovation Community Vice President of Business Development, for her selection as a finalist for the Denver Business Journal’s Outstanding Women in Business Award. Giles leads strategy and growth initiatives for Fitzsimons Innovation Community.

The prestigious 21-year-old award program recognizes women from the Denver metro area for their innovation, entrepreneurship, professional accomplishment and community leadership. A panel of judges selected Giles and 35 other finalists from 298 nominations.

April Giles, Vice President, Business Development of Fitzsimons Innovation Community says:

“It’s an honor to be recognized as part of this dynamic group of leaders. These women advance top business and organizations in Colorado and represent the sectors that make Colorado’s thriving economy a model for the country. I look forward to building stronger relationships with them and sharing the work Fitzsimons Innovation Community does to advance bioscience innovators.”

Steve VanNurden, President and CEO of Fitzsimons Innovation Community, says:

“The entire Fitzsimons Innovation Community is thrilled for April and her honor as a finalist for the 2019 Outstanding Women in Business Award. April is respected here in Colorado and across the country for her leadership in bioscience. Her ability to build strong coalitions and engage the community make her an excellent asset as we build a world-class medical innovation community.”

Giles joined the Fitzsimons Innovation Community team in October of 2019 after a seven-year tenure as the Colorado BioScience Association President & CEO.

She will be honored along with the other Outstanding Women in Business finalists at an awards reception hosted by the Denver Business Journal on August 21.