Teresa A Taylor

Teresa A Taylor

CEO, Board of Directors, Author: The Balance Myth, Public Speaking, Consultant

Greater Denver Area

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Teresa A Taylor's Overview

  • Board of Directors at T-Mobile USA, Inc.
  • Board of Directors at NiSource, Inc
  • Board of Directors at First Interstate BancSystem, Inc
  • CEO at Blue Valley Advisors LLC

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Teresa A Taylor's Summary

Throughout her career Teresa A Taylor nurtured and built a legacy of pioneering change, vision and demonstrated leadership that earned her praise by investor media, shareholders and employees. This former Chief Operating Officer of Qwest Communications is now CEO of Blue Valley Advisors, LLC, where she leverages her experience, passion and talents to advise companies and endeavors. As past COO of Qwest, she led the telecom giant through an acquisition by CenturyLink, facilitating the $20 billion process and navigating the complexities of a large corporate merger.
Prior to this role she held numerous executive positions at Qwest, including Executive Vice President of Business, Chief Administrative Officer, Executive Vice President of Wholesale and Executive Vice President of Products. Prior to her 23 years with Qwest she worked with several startup technology companies.
Ms. Taylor resides in Denver, Colorado and is active in the community and public affairs of Colorado.
Her new book; The Balance Myth - Rethinking Work/Life Success just released in April, 2013

Teresa A Taylor's Experience

Board of Directors

T-Mobile USA, Inc.

Public Company; 10,001+ employees; TMUS; Telecommunications industry

April 2013Present (1 year 6 months)

I serve on the Board of Directors for T-Mobile USA, Inc. (NYSE:TMUS) a Fortune 100 wireless telecommunications company with approximately 43 million wireless customers. I chair the Compensation Committee and I am the Lead Independent Director.

Board of Directors

NiSource, Inc

Public Company; 5001-10,000 employees; NI; Utilities industry

2012Present (2 years) Merrillville, Indiana

I serve on the Board of Directors for NiSource, Inc (NYSE:NI) a Fortune 500 energy holding company. I am a member of the Finance Committee, Officer Nomination and Compensation Committee and the Corporate Governance Committee.

Board of Directors

First Interstate BancSystem, Inc

2012Present (2 years) Billings, Montana

I serve on the Board of Directors for First Interstate BancSystem, Inc. (Nasdaq:FIBK) a financial services holding company with $7.3 billion in assets. I chair the Compensation Committee and I am a member of the Executive Committee and Technology Committee.


Blue Valley Advisors LLC

2011Present (3 years) Denver, Colorado

As CEO of Blue Valley Advisors LLC I advise companies, government agencies and other endeavors on strategy, operations, vision and public affairs. I am currently serving on the Board of Directors for First Interstate BancSystem, Inc., a financial services holding company with $7.3 billion in assets (Nasdaq: FIBK), for NiSource, Inc., (NYSE:NI) a Fortune 500 energy holding company that stores and transports gas and electricity, and for T-Mobile USA, Inc., (NYSE:TMUS) a Fortune 100 wireless telecommunications company.
I have been appointed to the Colorado Economic Development Commission by Governor Hickenlooper.
I continue to speak publicly and my new book: The Balance Myth was published in April, 2013

Chief Operations Officer


Telecommunications industry

19872011 (24 years) Denver, Colorado

As the Chief Operating Officer of Qwest Communications, Inc. I was responsible for the strategy and daily operations of 30,000 people in field support, technical development, sales, marketing, customer support and IT systems in the United States and India. My responsibilities included the strategic planning and execution needed to serve consumer, wholesale, small business and large business customers; including the federal government. I represented the company in public and community venues as well as with Wall Street and investors.

Teresa A Taylor's Skills & Expertise

  1. Strategic Planning
  2. Operations Management
  3. Operational Oversight
  4. Operational Activities
  5. Operating Models
  6. Strategist
  7. Marketing
  8. Business Process
  9. Business Analysis
  10. Business Perspective
  11. Marketability
  12. Financials
  13. Product Offerings
  14. Product Evolution
  15. Productization
  16. Boardrooms
  17. Board Governance
  18. Board Administration
  19. Innovation
  20. Innovation Consulting
  21. Innovation Management

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Teresa A Taylor's Additional Information

Groups and Associations:

Colorado Economic Development Commission, Global Leadership Council for the Colorado State University - College of Business, Board of Directors Colorado Technology Association, Board of Directors, Denver Botanic Gardens, Past roles - Colorado State Technology Institute; appointed by Governor Owens, Colorado State Job Cabinet; appointed by Governor Ritter, Board of Directors Colorado Children's Campaign, Colorado Succeeds and Colorado Symphony Orchestra

Honors and Awards:

Named Top 100 Distinguished Women Nationally 2007 and 2010
Named to 2010 Top Women In Wireline by Fierce Telecom
Women of Distinction Award - Girl Scouts 2008
Numerous public speaking engagements
Current and past memberships in Executive Women Leadership Organizations

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