Stephannie Finley of Monument recently was named executive director of university advocacy and partnerships within the University Advancement Division at the University of Colorado Colorado Springs.
Finley previously served as president of the Greater Colorado Springs Chamber of Commerce Governmental Affairs and Policy Division and executive director of the Center for Regional Advancement. Earlier in her career, Finley held several positions within state government, including chief of staff for the Colorado lieutenant governor, and directed state relations efforts for the CU system. She also served as chief of staff for a member of the United States House of Representatives.
Finley serves as chair of the board for the Colorado Springs Conservatory and leads the Citizens for Effective Government. She also serves on the board of directors for the Tri-Lakes YMCA, Care and Share, the Colorado Springs Incubator, the Department of Human Services Advisory Board and the Colorado Springs Leadership Institute. In 2009, she received the Southern Colorado Women’s Chamber Business Person of the Year Award. In 2011, she received the Girl Scout’s Women of Distinction Award.