Monica Lang, Chief of Staff, Zayo Group

Inner Circle Q&A

What book have you given or recommended the most?
Hidden Figures, by Margot Lee Shetterly

If you could do another job for just one day, what would it be?
A political strategist/advocate for women leadership, equality and unrepresented youth.

How would you describe your leadership style?
Collaborative, participative and results-oriented.

What are some industry trends that have an impact on your role as a leader?
M&A in infrastructure and telecom, increasingly competitive hiring environment


Monica Lang is Chief of Staff at Zayo Group. She leads Zayo’s efforts around community engagement, diversity and inclusion, university recruitment, business intelligence and executive engagement. In addition, Monica ensures effective activity within the organization based on priorities of the CEO and coordinates execution of strategic initiatives.

Prior to joining Zayo, Monica served as the Senior Advisor to Michael B. Hancock, Mayor of Denver. In that capacity, she worked with Mayor Hancock on developing strategic partnerships with leading politicians, business leaders and community liaisons to raise the profile of the Mayor, his priority initiatives, and the City and County of Denver as a world-class international city. Monica also served as Governor Bill Ritter’s Executive Assistant. In that role, she provided internal strategy development, including identification and selection of his appointee team as well as liaising with appointees on behalf of the Governor in order to ensure implementation of his initiatives and policy directives. Prior to entering government service, she worked for 10 years at Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck where she led the recruitment, training and business development programs for the firm’s 250+ attorneys.

Monica is actively involved in the Front Range community and is a member of the Boulder Chamber of Commerce Community Affairs Council and the Women’s Leadership Foundation, Corporate Engagement Committee.

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