Fiona Arnold

President, MAINSPRING Developers

Fiona Arnold is President of MAINSPRING Developers, a Colorado company engaged in commercial and residential real estate development and retail business operations, and has served in that capacity since 2014.

During 2015 and 2016, she served on Governor Hickenlooper’s cabinet as Executive Director of the Office of Economic Development and International Trade for the State of Colorado. From 2009 through 2013, Arnold served as executive vice president and general counsel for Vail Resorts. Prior to that, Arnold served as associate general counsel at Western Gas Resources Inc. (now Anadarko Petroleum), and prior to that, she served as vice president of legal and business affairs at Crown Media Holdings in Greenwood Village, CO. Arnold began her career as an attorney in Australia before joining the international law firm of Jones Day in Dallas, Texas in 1998 and then moving to Colorado in 2001.

Arnold holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting) from the University of Tasmania; a Bachelor of Laws (Hons) from the University of Adelaide; and a Master of Laws, International & Comparative, from Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas.

She currently serves as a board member of the non-profit charter high school, the CUBE Corp and as a board member of the non-profit CareerWise, an organization introducing the youth apprenticeship system in Colorado.

She has been a Governor appointed Commissioner of the Business Experiential Learning Commission, the Colorado Workforce Development Council and the Colorado Opportunity Scholarship Initiative.

She formerly served on the boards of the non-profits Dress for Success, Colorado, and the American Institute of Avalanche Research and Education, as co-chair of the Dean’s Advisory Council at the University of Colorado, School of Law, and as a board member of the Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce, the Association of Corporate Counsel and the Colorado Chief Legal Officer Group.

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