Women-owned Business Feature: American Automation

In honor of Women’s History Month in March, the Colorado Chamber is recognizing female business owners, entrepreneurs, executives, and job creators who have grown their businesses from the ground up and are core to our local Colorado communities.

Today’s feature is Lisa Buckley with American Automation 

Lisa Buckley is CEO of American Automation, a security services company based in Denver. The company was started in 2001, focusing on cyber security, systems integration and protection services.

Before American Automation, Buckley spent her formative years in the automotive industry at Ford Motor Company. After a very successful run as a regional sales manager with $4 billion in revenue, she joined Maytag corporate where she ran the $2.5 billion flagship laundry division, overseeing 3,000 employees in 3 different states. Buckley then moved to the financial services industry and was appointed Chief Marketing Officer at Western Union/First Data, where her portfolio exceeded $5.0 billion in revenues.

American Automation has been widely recognized for its success, being named Small Business of the Year by both the Society of American Military Engineers and COMTO Colorado. The company has also just been named as a mentor protégé through Denver International Airport’s (DIA) 2022 mentor protégé program with HSS. In addition, American Automation has entered negotiations with DIA for a multi-year TQM contract, providing customer service to travelers through the 3rd largest airport in the U.S.

Buckley’s advice for aspiring female business owners is to believe in yourself, have faith, and know your strengths and weaknesses.

“Appreciate that you don’t know it all and seek out advice from those you trust. Celebrate your successes and enjoy the ride – whatever that may mean for you,” Buckley said.

Learn more about American Automation by visiting their website at

You can connect with Lisa Buckley on Linkedin here.

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 The Colorado Chamber is committed to promoting an inclusive state economy and diverse workforce, fostering economic opportunity for all. We appreciate our partnership with minority-owned businesses across Colorado and will continue to work with these job creators on state and federal policies that impact minority employers and their employees.


Colorado Women’s Chamber of Commerce

Southern Colorado Women’s Chamber of Commerce

Small Business Administration: Women-owned business resources

U.S. Chamber: 10 Resources for Women-Owned Businesses

Colorado Office of Economic Development: Minority Business Office of Colorado

Colorado Minority Owned Business Directory

International Women’s Day

Ladies who Launch