Meg VanderLaan

Chief Marketing Officer

Encore Electric

 

Throughout her career, Meg VanderLaan has directed marketing and communications programs for leading companies in the engineering, construction and manufacturing industries, helping transform brands and express stories in multiple cultures, languages and countries.  As a member of the executive leadership team for Encore Electric, one of the premier commercial electrical contracting firms in the Rocky Mountain West, VanderLaan sets the marketing strategy and provides innovative leadership for all aspects of marketing and communications for the company.  Previously, VanderLaan was an independent marketing and communications consulting services for Colorado companies following her Chief Communications Officer role with MWH Global.  Earlier career experiences include leadership roles in marketing and public relations for Gates Corporation, a dot-com startup and companies in the healthcare industry.

 

VanderLaan serves as a member of the board of trustees for her alma mater, Gannon University, in Erie, Pennsylvania, and she was recently added to the board of directors for City Year Denver.  She is also a member of the International Women’s Forum.  Previously she was a member of the board of directors for Downtown Denver Partnership’s Denver Civic Ventures.

She has been invited to speak to a number of organizations about mentoring, leadership, women in business and crisis communications.  Her favorite speaking engagement was the commencement speaker for the winter 2015 graduation ceremony at Gannon University, where she was awarded an honorary doctorate.

 

VanderLaan was named: Business Marketer of the year for BMA Colorado (Business Marketing Association) in 2016; 25 Most Powerful Women in Colorado by the Colorado Women's Chamber of Commerce in 2016; Business Person of the Year by the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) in 2015; and, the 2014 Outstanding Woman in Business in Media, PR and Communications by the Denver Business Journal.