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Colleen Schwab, SVP, Marketing & Communications

Colleen Schwab

Senior Vice President, Marketing & Communications

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Colleen Schwab is a marketing and communications professional that has dedicated her life to purpose-driven work. She currently serves as the Senior Vice President, Marketing & Communications and prior to this role she served as the Vice President, Marketing.

During her time at GPEC, Colleen launched The Connected Place campaign and built a regional identity around the Internet of Things and sensor technology. She has also been instrumental in telling the story of the region and showcasing how it is not only a place where business thrives, but where families can flourish.

Prior to the Greater Phoenix Economic Council, Colleen was the VP of Marketing at the Colon Cancer Alliance in Washington, D.C. She also has served many other Arizona-based urban and rural organizations by providing marketing services and raising millions of dollar for causes such as affordable housing, drug prevention and education, support for survivors of domestic violence and much more.

She currently serves on the Board of Directors for Arouet Foundation, a nonprofit dedicated to empowering women and bettering the community by providing a hand-up to those exiting the prison system.

Colleen graduated from Arizona State University with an undergraduate degree in Communications and a minor in PR. She resides in Scottsdale, Arizona with her husband and two dogs, Captain and Bentley.