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Zayo Appoints Julie Tschida Brown as Chief People and Culture Officer

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BOULDER, Colo. –
Zayo Group Holdings, Inc., the global leader in Communications Infrastructure, announced the appointment of Julie Tschida Brown as Zayo’s Chief People and Culture Officer. In this role, Tschida Brown will oversee a comprehensive suite of human capital areas including community engagement, talent acquisition and development, diversity and inclusion, communications, business partners and people operations, benefits and compensation and real estate solutions. As a member of the Executive Leadership team, Ms. Tschida Brown will report directly to Zayo’s CEO, Dan Caruso.

“I’m thrilled to join an organization that empowers its employees to cultivate their own career path through a culture of entrepreneurship, innovation, diversity and inclusion,” said Tschida Brown. “I look forward to fostering an environment where employees can do their best work to drive achievement of the organization’s goals, which will be critical in the success of Zayo.”

Dan Caruso, CEO at Zayo Group, said, “We are excited to have Julie join our leadership team. Zayo’s talent and culture are every bit as important as our fiber and customers, and Julie will provide the leadership to take our organization to new heights. The global pandemic, heightened focus on racial equality, and Zayo’s transition from a public to private company make this an especially critical time in Zayo’s journey. Julie will be instrumental in expanding our already robust community engagement initiatives, especially as we deepen our diversity and inclusion efforts.”

Tschida Brown has over 20 years of expertise as a global leader, working with executive teams to develop comprehensive solutions across organizational transformation, merger and acquisition integration, executive and broad-based compensation, benefits, performance management, career development, succession planning, change management, HRIS and shared services. She joins Zayo from Transamerica where, as Chief People Officer, she led the Employee Experience team to drive the realization of business objectives and accelerate cultural transformation. Julie has also served in various executive and leadership positions at IHS Markit, Jacobs Engineering, Microsoft, Washington Group International (now AECOM) and Hewitt Associates (now AON).

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About Zayo Group

Zayo Group Holdings, Inc. provides mission-critical bandwidth to the world’s most impactful companies, fueling the innovations that are transforming our society. Zayo’s 133,000-mile network in North America and Europe includes extensive metro connectivity to thousands of buildings and data centers. Zayo’s communications infrastructure solutions include dark fiber, private data networks, wavelengths, Ethernet, dedicated internet access and data center connectivity solutions. Zayo owns and operates a Tier 1 IP backbone and through its CloudLink service, Zayo provides low-latency private connectivity that attaches enterprises to their public cloud environments. Zayo serves wireless and wireline carriers, media, tech, content, finance, healthcare and other large enterprises. For more information, visit

Media: Rebecca Whalen, Corporate Communications