January 7, 2019
Contact: Cinamon Watson

Denver, CO – “We are pleased to name Kristin Strohm as President & CEO of Common Sense Policy Roundtable (CSPR),” said Earl Wright, Chairman of the Common Sense Policy Roundtable (CSPR) Board of Directors.

Strohm is no stranger to CSPR. As one of the original founders, she has helped establish and guide the organization in a consulting role. She will join the organization in her new role in early 2019.

“The world doesn’t need more divisive rhetoric. It does need women and men of principle to look honestly at the challenges and opportunities we face and promote policies that help us reach our full potential as a state. That’s the mission of CSPR, and I couldn’t be more excited about my new role,” said newly selected CSPR President & CEO Kristin Strohm.

Since its founding in 2010, CSPR has been a leading voice in numerous public policy debates on a broad range of issues including energy, education, transportation, affordable housing, and taxes. CSPR has established a reputation for providing data-driven policy insight and information to lawmakers, thought leaders, and Coloradans.

“CSPR has become an important advocate for public policy that expands prosperity and improves the lives of the people of this state,” continued Strohm. “Yes, we have a decided viewpoint — we believe in free enterprise, reasonable regulation, schools with high standards, and fiscal policies that incentivize entrepreneurs and reward jobs creators. We also want CSPR to be an organization that drives dialogue between those who share different viewpoints toward solutions for our great state.”

“CSPR has become a key resource on big issues that affect Colorado’s economy. We have built a dynamic board, all of who bring a deep passion for policy, and a strong desire to leverage facts and thoughtful policy analysis to move our state forward. Transitioning Kristin from her consulting role to President and CEO is an expression of the Board’s desire to enlarge our voice and our impact on the state’s most critical public policy debates,” continued Wright. “Kristin is a leader who will take CSPR to a new place.”

About Kristin Strohm

Currently, Strohm is the President of the Starboard Group, which has been widely regarded as one of the most influential fundraising consulting firms in the United States, boasting a large portfolio of clients, including Congressional, Senatorial, Presidential, non-profit and statewide ballot initiative campaigns. She co-founded the company in 2009 with Katie Behnke. Strohm will remain Board Chair of Starboard Group while in her new role with CSPR but will step away from day-to-day management of the firm.

In 2018, Kristin was honored by the Colorado Women’s Chamber of Commerce as one of the Top 25 Most Powerful Women in Colorado. She is also a recipient of the Denver Business Journal’s 40 Under 40 Award and is part of the American Enterprise Institute (AEI) Leadership Network’s founding class. In 2016, she received the Ally Award from the pro-LGTBQ organization One Colorado in recognition of her determined push to gain greater support for gay rights among Republicans.

Strohm is also widely involved in the philanthropic community. She is a past two-term board chair and was a six-year board member of the Women’s Bean Project. She is an Executive Board Member of the Boy Scouts of America Denver Area Council, where she is served as the Chairwoman of the 2017 and 2018 fundraising marquee Sports Breakfast event. She also serves on the boards of the University of Denver Barton Institute Advisory Board and Strohm-Link Family Foundation. In addition, in 2017, she joined the Board of Trustees at her alma mater, Coe College, where she also founded the Tri Delta Leadership Scholarship.


Common Sense Policy Roundtable is a non-profit, free enterprise think tank dedicated to the protection and promotion of Colorado’s economy.