BAR NEWS HIGHLIGHT
By BAR STAFF
The CBA is pleased to welcome Amy Redfern as die new deputy executive director and chief operating officer for the Colorado and Denver Bar Associations. As the CBA's lead lobbyist since 2006, Amy has significantly experienced our organizational structure and decision-making dynamics, especially during times of change, becoming strategically immersed with the CBA's goals, leadership structure, budgetary resources, communications, and external partnerships.
"During that first week in the summer of 2006, I began working with the CBA leadership team to defeat Amendment 40 [the Colorado Term Limits for Supreme Court and Court of Appeals Judges Initiative, which was defeated on the November 2006 ballot], and was immediately impressed by the exceptional leadership, political acumen, and team approach on a public-facing initiative threatening the future of Colorado's judicial system," says Amy. "And what continues to refresh me is the absolute dedication of our members and staff—exceptional people committed to exemplary work while serving an outstanding community."
Amy has more than 25 years' experience in a variety of association, corporate, and inter-governmental leadership capacities. She has worked for The Alex Group, Aponte & Busam Public Affairs, and Brownstein, Hyatt & Farber, acting as a principal political consultant, policy advisor, and partner of strategic initiatives for clients in the legal, technology, and education communities. She was the director of public affairs for Storage Technology Corporation; the executive director for the American Electronics Association; a marketing and public relations professional for Price Waterhouse, LLP in its Dispute Analysis and Corporate Recovery practice group; and the manager of government affairs at the Institute of Certified Financial Planners. She is a graduate of the University of Southern California, where she received her BA in English with a political science minor and her MPA with a specialization in intergovernmental management.