Susan Bender

Susan M. Bender is the founder, President and CEO of Linc Energy Systems, a manufacturers’ representative, distributor, and contractor for the natural gas industry specializing in natural gas measurement and odorization. She strives to build a workplace that empowers her staff to develop their dreams. She has led her company since 1990, which started in a small bedroom of her condo. Colorado Biz Magazine now recognizes the company as a top 100 woman-owned company.

Bender is also the President and CEO of GPL Odorizers, the first planet-friendly natural gas odorization systems manufacturer.

She won the Denver Business Journal Outstanding Woman in Business (Energy) and Top Women in Energy designations. She also earned the Eclipse Award for Outstanding Company Culture by the NWBOC, and her business is an inductee of the NWBOC Hall of Fame. Bender’s company repeatedly received the Honeywell Process Controls Diamond Channel Partner Award and the Sage Metering Most Improved Sales Representative award. She won the Best of Wheat Ridge Manufacturers Agent Award for multiple consecutive years and the PSCCo Woman Business of the Year.

Bender dedicates herself to her business, the community, and her family. She is a philanthropist, donates her time, talents, and treasures with pleasure. She is the founder of The Susan M. Bender Family Fund managed by The Denver Foundation, a platinum sponsor of Project Angel Heart, and a founding member of Impact 100 Denver. She was also inducted into the Red Bank Catholic High School Hall of Fame for lettering in track and basketball.