Meet Teresa Taylor
Raised in rural Wisconsin, Teresa Taylor was the first in her family to attend college. After graduation, Teresa moved to Colorado to begin a long and recognized career in telecommunications and media. Upon joining Qwest in 1988, Teresa quickly became a top executive at the Fortune 200 company. As COO, Teresa worked as director of a 30,000-person international team and facilitated a $22 billion acquisition.
Today Teresa leverages her immense professional experience as the CEO of Blue Valley Advisors. She advises companies, government agencies, and other enterprises on vision, strategy, and public affairs. She serves on the board of directors for First Interstate BancSystem, Inc. as well as NiSource, Inc.
Teresa’s work has been featured in a number of publications, including the Wall Street Journal and New York Times, and her powerful leadership has earned her such recognitions as Top Telecom Executive, Women Worth Watching, Top Twenty Female Executives, and more.
A resident of Colorado, Teresa is active in her state; she was appointed by Governor Hickenlooper to the Colorado Economic Development Commission and serves on the Global Leadership Council for the Colorado State University’s College of Business as well as the board of directors of the Colorado Technology Association.
A sought-after speaker, Teresa makes regular presentations on topics ranging from work-life leadership to strategic decision-making. Drawing from years of speaking experience, Teresa’s powerful speeches and distinct approachable style always resonate deeply with audiences.