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Chief Strategy Officer

 Monica Coughlin, Business Planning and IT Economic Development Director

 As the Chief Strategy Officer, Monica Coughlin is responsible for the development and execution of OIT’s overall organizational strategy ensuring alignment with the Governor’s Office and agencies’ goals. She is also focused on attracting, growing and retaining IT jobs and businesses in Colorado and supporting the Secretary of Technology in promoting Colorado as the ideal location for IT companies and technology based workers. In addition, 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 more than fifteen years experience in the IT industry with proven strategy development, business operations 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 and was also a finalist in the Colorado Technology Association’s APEX Woman in Tech of the Year award.


Monica is a member of the Women’s Leadership Foundation Board of Directors and is a previous member of the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Colorado Associate Board where she has volunteered with their Sports Buddies Program for more than ten years.