Cindy Lempke has found the perfect career for herself. As Director of Corporate Communications for AIMCO, this know-how-to-communicate woman is in the right field for what just comes naturally.
“I’ve been in communications or public relations my entire career,” said the Williamsport, Pennsylvania native. After studying at Dickinson College, so near home, she was hired to work in Harrisburg only two weeks after completing her courses, also so near home. “I worked there until my first husband and I moved here.”
The couple had “been fortunate to travel to Colorado. Aspen was our first introduction. Each time we came, we would add more to our itinerary to discover more about Colorado. Eventually, we realized we wanted to live in this state.” And so they arrived in 2002 and since then, “I’ve never wanted to be anywhere else.”
Being that communicative type, Cindy “had a chance to volunteer on a political campaign. I was told about a position with the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment as Director of Policy, External Affairs and Planning. I was in communication and lobbying,” Cindy said, rolling her eyes. “I was brand new to Colorado and suddenly I found myself at the capitol. Most people down there have a lot of connections; I didn’t know anyone. But I benefitted from that. I wanted to work on both sides of the aisle. I met a lot of wonderful people.”