Meg VanderLaan
Chief Marketing Officer
Encore Electric

Throughout her career, Meg 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.

Currently, Meg is the Chief Marketing Officer for Encore Electric, one of the Rocky Mountain West’s premier commercial electrical contracting firms. As a member of the executive leadership team, Meg sets the marketing strategy and provides innovative leadership for all aspects of marketing and communications for the company.

Previously, she 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.

Meg serves as a member of the board of trustees for her alma mater, Gannon University, in Erie, Pennsylvania and serves as a member of the board of directors of the Colorado Chamber of Commerce. She has been invited to speak to a number of organizations about mentoring, leadership, women in business and crisis communications. Her favorite was commencement speaker in 2015 for Gannon University, where she was awarded an honorary doctorate. Meg was named: Waymaker-Women in Construction from the Associated General Contractors of Colorado in 2021; 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.