Home About Chat Users Issues Party Candidates Polling Firms Media News Polls Calendar Key Races United States President Senate House Governors International

New User Account
"A historical political resource." 
Email: Password:

  Schoettler, Gail
<-  2018-01-01  
NameGail Schoettler
Parker, Colorado , United States
Website [Link]
Born October 21, 1943 (76 years)
ContributorUser 13
Last ModifedBrentinCO
Oct 21, 2018 08:50pm
InfoGail Schoettler (pronounced SHET-ler),

United States Ambassador to the 2000 World Radiocommunication Conference (WRC)

Candidate for Governor of Colorado (1998)

Lieutenant Governor of Colorado (1994 - 1998)

Colorado State Treasurer

President of the Douglas County School Board of Education

Trustee for the University of Northern Colorado.

Ambassador Gail Schoettler has had a varied and successful career in politics, diplomacy and business. She has been a United States Ambassador, Colorado's Lt. Governor and State Treasurer, an entrepreneur, a professional speaker, a newspaper columnist, and a corporate board member. She has met with heads of state and traveled to over 50 countries, talking to and negotiating with political and business leaders.
Dr. Schoettler's extensive experience in international business and politics underlie her knowledge of the economics and politics of globalization, successful political strategies for businesses, and issues of importance to women. Corporations seek her advice on managing the politics of globalization, regulation, and government relations.

President Clinton appointed Dr. Schoettler United States Ambassador to the 2000 World Radiocommunication Conference (WRC) held in Istanbul. She led a delegation of 162 U.S. telecommunications experts in a very successful treaty negotiation with 189 countries on the allocation of radio spectrum for commercial and government uses.

Dr. Schoettler's WRC success led to her appointment heading the U.S. Defense Department's Presidential transition for global intelligence, security, communications and information technology. Since then, Dr. Schoettler has spent much of her time speaking to groups around the world and advising corporations on successful political strategies.

Dr. Schoettler is a cattle rancher
who rode Sam (this beautiful horse)
across the entire state of Colorado.
Dr. Schoettler served as Colorado's Lt. Governor from 1995 to 1999. In 1997, she co-chaired the successful G-8 Summit of world leaders held in Denver, Colorado. She negotiated solutions to some of Colorado's toughest environmental problems and led a highly successful educational reform. From 1987 to 1995, Dr. Schoettler served two terms as Colorado State Treasurer and as a trustee of the Public Employees Retirement Association (PERA), the state's $24 billion pension fund. She was elected to two terms on the Douglas County Board of Education, serving four years as president, and was a trustee of the University of Northern Colorado.

Dr. Schoettler has also been a successful businesswoman. She was a founder, board member and board chair of two banks. She continues to help run the California cattle ranch where she was raised and to manage several real estate partnerships. She is a director of three corporations, AspenBio, Inc., CancerVax Corporation and Fischer Imaging Corporation and serves as chair of the corporate development committees of CancerVax and Fischer Imaging.

Among her many awards are the French Legion of Honor, France's highest civilian award, presented to her by French President Jacques Chirac.

Gail Schoettler is married to Dr. Donald Stevens, Managing Director of the Institute for International Business at the University of Colorado at Denver. Together they have five children and live in Parker, Colorado.

She holds a B.A. degree with honors in Economics from Stanford University and M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in History from the University of California at Santa Barbara.


University of California at Santa Barbara Distinguished Alumni Award (1988)

Big Sisters of Colorado, Salute to Women Award (1987)

Leadership Denver Association, Outstanding Alumni Award (1986)


Title Purchase Contributor

Start Date End Date Type Title Contributor

Date Category Headline Article Contributor

Importance? 6.00000 Average


  11/03/1998 CO Governor Lost 48.43% (-0.63%)
  08/11/1998 CO Governor - D Primary Won 55.25% (+10.51%)
  11/08/1994 CO Lieutenant Governor Won 55.47% (+16.77%)
  11/06/1990 CO Treasurer Won 53.74% (+9.35%)
  11/04/1986 CO Treasurer Won 51.60% (+4.18%)
Arapahoe County - District Attorney - D Primary - Jun 30, 2020 D Amy Padden
CO Attorney General - D Primary - Jun 26, 2018 D Phil Weiser
CO District 2 - D Primary - Aug 12, 2008 D Joan Fitz-Gerald
CO US President - D Caucus - Feb 05, 2008 D Hillary Clinton
CO US President - D Primary - Mar 03, 1992 D Paul Tsongas