Outgoing Gov. John Hickenlooper's lobbyist is headed off to what's become a familiar landing spot for his legislative staff: the energy industry.
The term-limited governor's office Monday announced that Christina Rosendahl, who has been the governor's legislative liaison since May, will take a job as manager of state affairs for Black Hills Energy after Jan. 8, when the Democrat leaves office.
Prior to taking on the interim legislative director position in May, Rosendahl worked as a deputy director with the governor's office since Nov. 2017.
In addition to her role as legislative director, Rosendahl has served concurrently as the legislative liaison for the Colorado Department of Corrections, "contributing to the agency’s reforms in eliminating long-term solitary confinement and enhancing re-entry initiatives," according to a statement from the governor's office. Before to that, she was the federal affairs liaison for the Colorado Department of Transportation, "where she worked to ensure that funding formulas and policies within the federal transportation re- authorization bill adequately addressed the State’s transportation needs."
Rosendahl is the second member of Hickenlooper's lobbying staff to head off to the energy industry. Tracee Bentley, now the executive director of the Colorado Petroleum Council, was Hickenlooper's legislative director from August 2013 to March 2015.