Gov. Hickenlooper Announces Transition in Office of Economic Development

Gov. John Hickenlooper announced today that, after two years of service, Fiona Arnold will step-down from her position as executive director of the Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade (OEDIT) to return to her role as owner and president of real estate development company River North Investment Company LLC.

“Fiona’s leadership has been invaluable as Colorado continues to enjoy one of the top economies in the country,” said Hickenlooper. “Her data-driven strategy for growth will ensure that Colorado’s economy remains among the best in the nation. We thank her for her incredible service.”

“It has been a remarkably rewarding and unique opportunity to step aside from private industry for a period of time to serve Colorado under Gov. Hickenlooper’s leadership.  And an eye opening privilege to get to know and work with the talented, dedicated and passionate team at OEDIT, with the support of the Governor’s office and alongside our partners across State agencies and in communities throughout the State,” Arnold said. “My love for this state has only deepened having met and worked with leaders all across Colorado who are working hard to strengthen and move their communities forward. I consider myself very fortunate to have had the opportunity to serve Colorado."

Arnold’s last day will be Dec. 15, 2016. A search for her replacement is underway in the governor’s office.


We were delighted that Fiona Arnold joined us last year for an episode of Connect & Collaborate: Fiona Arnold Talks Trade & Brave Leader Dale Eisler