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Lyda Hill

January 1, 2019

President Hill Development Company and Seven Falls Company – Dallas, Texas & Colorado Springs, Colorado

Lyda Hill is an entrepreneur in both the for profit and the non profit sectors. In 1967 she founded Hill World Travel which was the largest travel agency in Dallas and one of the largest in the world when it was sold fifteen years later. She is President of two family businesses – Hill Development Company and Seven Falls Company which operate tourist attractions, a country club, and real estate developments in Texas and Colorado. Investments have included several start up ventures in the healthcare field as well as commercial real estate. The redevelopment of the historic Fort Worth Stockyards as a tourist attraction with extensive retail space received awards for Historic Preservation and the Best Real Estate project of 1992 in Fort Worth. Her most recent business venture is the creation of a public, private, non-profit venture – the Garden of the Gods Visitor Center in Colorado Springs. Lyda was named one of the Gazette’s “Top Ten Women in Business in Colorado Springs.” Business organizations and memberships include the Committee of 200 (an organization of America’s top women business leaders), International Women’s Forum, and Young President’s Organization (where she was among the first 5 women in the organization). Miss Hill is an extraordinary volunteer and has been frequently honored for her support of educational, healthcare, and other charitable organizations including the Outstanding Volunteer in Texas.