Stephanie Copeland Executive Director, Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade

photo of stephanie copelandStephanie Copeland, appointed to the Governor’s Cabinet in January 2017, oversees a host of divisions, initiatives, and programs that support business development throughout the state of Colorado. Before this appointment, she most recently served as president of the Zayo Group, a communications infrastructure services firm. She was previously COO at WildBlue, where she was responsible for the operations of the $500 million rural broadband business. In the early 1990s, she moved to St. Petersburg, Russia, to take a management position with Cable & Wireless. She returned to the U.S. in 1994 as part of the team that started MFS International. She joined the early team at Level 3 Communications in 1997, and in 2001, Qwest Communications recruited her to run pricing for the company. Ms. Copeland is a director for the Colorado Broadband Deployment Board and the Colorado Workforce Development Council. A Blackstone Entrepreneur, she serves as a mentor to support women across the communications industry.

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