Director of Public Affairs & Corporate Social Responsibility
Holly Copeland drives Horizon Pharma’s Corporate Social Responsibility efforts and plays a key role in the management of its Public Affairs activities. Prior to joining Horizon, Copeland served as Deputy Director of the Illinois Office of Entrepreneurship, Innovation & Technology, which provided technical assistance & financial support for Illinois’ small businesses and innovation ecosystems. She serves on the boards of several community organizations: Perspectives Charter Schools, Chicago Innovation and the Chicago Council on Science & Technology. She is also a member of the President’s Council of the Museum of Science and Industry, and on the advisory boards of MATTER and Shopping.Gives.
A founding mentor of Chicago Innovation’s Women Mentoring Co-op, Copeland is a member of the Chicago Ideas Radical Creators and the Chicago Council on Global Affairs’ Women and Global Development Advisory Committee.
Copeland has a Master’s Degree in International Affairs/International Political Economy from Washington University in St. Louis, a M.P.A. and B.A. from the University of Illinois, Springfield Copeland was a YWCA Woman of Excellence nominee. She is the proud mother of two curious and creative daughters, with whom she co-wrote the children’s book, Teca, the teeny, tiny, teacup pig & her BIG world.