About Teresa

A telecom executive who brings integrity, focus, vision and agility to corporate leadership, Teresa Taylor has earned a reputation for building and managing cohesive teams, inspiring loyalty, managing through conflict and embracing change. As CEO of Blue Valley Advisors, LLC, Teresa advises companies, government agencies and other endeavors on vision, strategy, operations, and public affairs.

Teresa currently serves on the Board of Directors for NiSource, Inc. (NYSE:NI) a Fortune 500 energy holding company that provides storage and transmission for natural gas and electricity. She serves on the Finance Committee, Corporate Governance Committee and Officer Nomination and Compensation Committee.

Teresa also serves on the Board Of Directors for First Interstate BancSystem, Inc. (Nasdaq:FIBK) a financial services holding company, headquartered in Billings Montana with $7.3 billion in assets. She serves on the Executive Committee, the Technology Committee and the Compensation Committee.

COO of Fortune 200 Company

In 2009 , Teresa was named Chief Operating Office of Qwest; a $12 billion national media and telecommunications company headquartered in Denver, Colorado. She directed the strategy and daily operations of 30,000 people in field support, technical development, sales, marketing, customer support, and IT systems in India and the United States. Teresa was responsible for the strategic planning and execution of serving consumer, wholesale, small business, and large business customers; including the federal government. She represented the company in public and community venues as well as with Wall Street and investors. During her tenor she returned 58% growth in stock performance and outperformed all peers.