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Aurora Economic Development Council names its new marketing manager

Andrea Tilliss will oversee marketing and PR strategies


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Andrea Tilliss

The Aurora Economic Development Council (AEDC), a public/private partnership dedicated to enhancing the economic strength of the city of Aurora by driving growth and retention of primary jobs, has named Andrea Tilliss its Marketing Manager.

Tilliss has experience in a wide array of disciplines applicable to both customer and community engagement.  Prior to joining the Aurora Economic Development Council, she was employed by Xcel Energy, executing customer experience marketing and change management efforts for the company, in addition to advertising, communications, market research, and branding.  

While holding a wide variety of roles, Tilliss worked on initiatives including customer choice, renewable energy, journey and ecosystem mapping, program management and local market engagement with a focus on economic development.  She led an integrated marketing strategy for legislative and community relations to engage local, state and regional stakeholders and build economic development partnerships with Xcel Energy. 

“Andrea has a uniquely diverse skillset that balances creativity with strategic execution.  She brings a fresh, big-picture perspective and an ability to apply this across all aspects of our organization to engage members and stakeholders, drive prospect pipeline growth, and position the AEDC positively in the business community,” says Wendy Mitchell, AEDC President and CEO.  “Andrea is modernizing our approach to marketing, PR and more, bringing in analytics and other tools that will help us understand how we can be even more effective in the future.”  

Tilliss has a BSBA in Marketing with minors in Business Ethics and Legal Studies and Art History/Studio Art from the University of Denver.  She currently volunteers with the Economic Development Council of Colorado. 

About Aurora Economic Development Council

A partnership between business and government for more than three decades, the Aurora Economic Development Council champions Colorado’s most promising growth industries including aerospace and defense, bioscience, transportation logistics and energy, positioning Aurora and Colorado to win new jobs in an intensely competitive market. The Aurora Economic Development Council is a private, not-for-profit 501(c)(6) corporation comprised of the leading 100 companies in the Aurora/Denver metro area, the city of Aurora and Adams and Arapahoe Counties. A-List, Colorado’s premier business event of the metro area that brings together 2,000 regional business, political and civic leaders to celebrate the economic successes of the region, is produced by the Aurora Economic Development Council. For more information on the Aurora Economic Development Council, visit www.auroraedc.com.

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