Teresa A Taylor
CEO, Board of Directors, Author: The Balance Myth, Public Speaking, Consultant
- Greater Denver Area
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
- Chief Operations Officer at QWEST COMMUNICATIONS CORP
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
Public Company; 10,001+ employees; TMUS; Telecommunications industry
April 2013 – Present (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
Public Company; 5001-10,000 employees; NI; Utilities industry
2012 – Present (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
2012 – Present (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
2011 – Present (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
1987 – 2011 (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
- Strategic Planning
- Operations Management
- Operational Oversight
- Operational Activities
- Operating Models
- Business Process
- Business Analysis
- Business Perspective
- Product Offerings
- Product Evolution
- Board Governance
- Board Administration
- Innovation Consulting
- Innovation Management
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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