Kristin Strohm, President & CEO
Kristin Strohm serves as the President & CEO and was one of the original founders of CSPR. Prior to joining CSPR full-time in early 2019, she has helped establish and guide the organization in a consulting role.
Previously, Strohm was the President and Co-Founder of the Starboard Group. It was widely regarded as one of the most influential fundraising consulting firms. Strohm remains Board Chair of the Starboard Group.
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.
Kristin studied history and Spanish at Coe College, where in addition to being a Rhodes Scholar state of Iowa nominee, she was president of her sorority and student body president. In 2009, Kristin obtained her M.B.A. from the University of Denver.
Kristin is married to Josh Penry. She and Josh currently make their home in the Denver-area with their four children, Chase, Emme, and twins Sophie and Caroline.
Email Kristin Strohm: Kristin@csprco.org