CIIM is Excited to Announce New Executive Director
April 7, 2021
CIIM is pleased to announce that Stephanie Zugschwert has been named Executive Director
for the Coalition of Ignition Interlock Manufacturers (CIIM).
Stephanie will be working closely with CIIM’s representatives — Debra Coffey, VP of
Government Affairs for Smart Start, John Ulczycki, VP of Legislative Affairs for LMG
Holdings, Inc., and Erika Eckley, VP of Legislative Affairs for Intoxalock.
She also will work with external stakeholders to advance the Coalition’s important mission
– keeping our highways safe from drunk drivers. Her primary responsibilities will be tied to
advancing the Ignition Interlock industry’s state legislative priorities through strategic
planning, research, legislative analysis, and relationship-building.
Stephanie joins CIIM with years of public safety and legislative experience, having first
served as a Legislative Analyst in the Minnesota Senate, where she worked on Criminal
Justice and Judiciary Committees. She also served as the Assistant Commissioner of
Legislative Relations for the Minnesota Department of Public Safety, which housed the
Minnesota State Patrol, Driver and Vehicle Services, and Traffic Safety. In addition,
Stephanie served as an Executive Director for a statewide coalition of crime victim service
providers, and most recently as Senior Counsel for Public Policy for the Cook County Sheriff
in Chicago, IL.
Stephanie received her Bachelor of Arts in Economics from St. Olaf College in Northfield,
Minnesota, and her law degree from William Mitchell College of Law in St. Paul. A native of
Minnesota, Stephanie and her husband live in Chicago, IL.
She will be working remotely from her home office and can be reached at (651) 260-2189