Liz Cope Named CCL Chief Marketing Officer
The Center for Creative Leadership (CCL)®, a top-ranked leadership development organization, today announced it has appointed Liz Cope, a veteran global marketing and sales executive, as Chief Marketing Officer. In this role, Cope will lead all aspects of CCL’s Global Marketing, Communications, and Media Relations teams, and will oversee the development and launch of strategic initiatives designed to grow awareness of and interest in CCL’s portfolio of offerings. Cope will serve as a member of the Executive Team and will report to CCL’s CEO, Scott Bohannon.
“We are fortunate to have Liz join CCL’s executive leadership team,” Bohannon said. “Having served in both sales and marketing senior leadership roles, Liz brings holistic experience and a demonstrated ability to think and act at both the strategic and tactical levels. Long an ally for racial justice, equity, and enhancing the visibility of ethnic minorities, she also shares our commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion and will help us advance that work.”
Cope brings an extensive marketing background and a track record for building new organizations and launching global brands. She joins CCL from Trane® where she most recently served as Director of Sales and Business Development. Previously she was Director of Marketing Technology and Operations where she led the digital brand activation of global climate innovator Trane Technologies®, and was also a Director of Global Marketing at Ingersoll Rand®. As part of her passion for DEI at senior leadership levels, she also served as co-chair for the company’s 200-member strong Asian employee resource group as an Ally. Earlier in her career, she held marketing and communications leadership roles for consumer and educational organizations including Owens Corning and Bowling Green State University.
“I’m inspired by CCL’s mission to ignite positive and transformative change, an urgent remit during these evolving times,” said Cope. “Norms have been disrupted across the globe and the time for bold, brave leaders is now. CCL has a pivotal opportunity to speak to leaders at all levels and support them on their journey to better themselves, their organizations, and societies. The time is right for us to deepen our audience reach and broaden awareness of our wide array of leadership, training, and development offerings. I am truly excited to advance our mission and join an organization known for making life-changing impact.”
Cope earned a bachelor’s degree from Rollins College in Winter Park, Florida. She is based in Columbus, Ohio, and will be part of CCL’s remote workforce.