Catalyst Public Affairs

Kristi Pollard, left, is joining Denver's Catalyst Public Affairs with founding principals, upper right, Jennifer Webster, and Cinamon Watson.

Catalyst Public Affairs, the powerhouse Denver firm led by Cinamon Watson and Jennifer Webster, has a significant addition, Kristi Pollard, the former president and CEO of the Jefferson County Economic Development Corp.

Watson and Webster are two of Colorado's most high-profile purveyors of public policy, community engagement, strategic communications and "political persuasion," as the firm puts it. Webster said they were thrilled to add Pollard.

“Kristi brings a wealth of diverse experience working in the public, private and non-profit sectors across Colorado," Webster said in a statement.

Besides her work with the Jeffco's non-profit consortium of business, community and governmental leaders, Pollard also is the former executive director of the Grand Junction Economic Partnership. She was the principal owner of P2 LLC, a government relations consulting firm, the CEO of the Colorado Mesa University Foundation, a stakeholder engagement specialist for Chevron and an area director for the U.S. Senate.

Pollard is on the board of STRIVE Preparatory Schools and was appointed by then-Gov. John Hickenlooper to the Colorado Charter School Institute, which authorizes public charter schools for the state.

“Our team at Catalyst has a strong business acumen that is borne of experience, skill and a long history of success,” Watson stated. “Kristi is the perfect addition to Catalyst. Her skill, drive and creativity are a great addition to our office and will serve our clients well.”

Pollard said she was looking forward to the next chapter in her professional life, calling Catalyst "a perfect fit.”

“The opportunity to work with a firm that has quickly established itself as one of the leading public affairs teams in the region was an easy choice,” she said.

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