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IT Economic Development & Broadband Strategy Director

 Monica Coughlin, Business Planning and IT Economic Development Director

Monica Coughlin is the Director of IT Economic Development & Broadband Strategy for the Governor’s Office of Information Technology (OIT). In this role, she is focused on attracting, growing and retaining IT jobs and businesses in Colorado and supporting the Secretary of Technology in promoting Colorado as a headquarters location for new technology companies and attracting large technology companies to relocate here. Her efforts are also focused on defining the overall broadband strategy for the State of Colorado and promoting coordination and collaboration activities across the state.


Monica brings over fourteen years experience in the IT industry with proven business operations management and program/project management expertise. Prior to joining OIT, she was the Chief of Staff for Oracle’s Global IT Service Operations, the organization responsible for all data centers and computing operations worldwide. In this role, Monica was responsible for driving strategic goal alignment, organizational readiness, employee enablement and communications throughout the organization of 600+ employees. She also worked several years at Sun Microsystems, Inc. holding a variety of business, people and project management roles within IT Operations and Services.


Monica has a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration and Computer Science from Regis University in Denver. She also completed the University of Colorado at Boulder Leeds School of Business 50 for Colorado Leadership Program. Monica is a recipient of the Denver Business Journal's 2013 Forty Under 40 awards.


Monica is a member of the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Colorado Associate Board and has volunteered with their Sports Buddies Program for nearly nine years. She is also on the Women's Leadership Foundation Board.