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Stephanie Copeland, Executive Director, Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade
Stephanie was appointed by Governor John Hickenlooper to his cabinet as Executive Director of the Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade in January 2017. She joins OEDIT most recently from The Zayo Group, where she served as a president of the communications infrastructure services firm. She was part of a leadership team taking the company public, managing full P&L and operational responsibilities for Zayo’s network services. Previously, she served as chief operating officer at WildBlue, where she was responsible for the operations of the $500 million rural broadband business. At Level 3 communications, Stephanie developed and ran the first transport products for the company in the U.S., Europe, and Asia. In 2001, Qwest communications recruited her to run pricing for the company, spanning the consumer, small and large business segments. She remained at Qwest for 10 years until the sale of the company to Centurylink. Stephanie holds a BA from the University of Illinois and completed post graduate courses at the University of Paderborn in Paderborn, Germany.