Mr. Berry founded Politicalworks in 2002 and has been involved in lobbying and state and national politics since 1990. Prior to starting Politicalworks he served as Deputy Legislative Director for Governor Roy Romer from 1994-97. In this capacity he helped develop and implement the Governor's legislative agenda. During his tenure he forged strong relationships with members of both sides of the aisle and successfully lobbied on a full range of public policy issues.
Mr. Berry is a graduate of Western State Colorado University and has held senior positions with numerous statewide campaigns and remains highly active in state and national politics. He has served as Senior Advisor to the Chairman of the Democratic National Committee and as Vice President of the Dutko Group, a Washington DC lobbying firm.
This diverse set of experiences and long history in lobbying and politics has provided Mr. Berry with the skills, knowledge and relationships to represent clients effectively before the state legislature and administrative agencies. Mr. Berry has forged strong bipartisan ties in the legislature and has a reputation as a talented and principled advocate for his clients.
Outside of politics Mr. Berry serves on the boards of the Western State Colorado University Foundation and Butterfly Pavillion and lives in the Washington Park neighborhood of Denver with his wife Stephanie.
Mr. Chase is a partner of Politicalworks and has served in a variety of executive positions in the public, private and political sectors.
Mr. Chase served as senior policy advisor and deputy political director for Governor Roy Romer from 1993-1996 where he helped oversee all political and public policy issues affecting the State, accompanied the Governor on statewide and national travel, composed major public policy communications and represented and spoke on behalf of the Governor. In addition, Mr. Chase has also served as the campaign manager, political and communications director for nationally targeted U.S. Senate and U.S. House races in Colorado where he directed all aspects of the campaign and developed and implemented free and paid-media strategy, including direct mail, radio and television advertising and served as chief media spokesperson. Mr. Chase continues to be involved in and serve as counsel on variety of bipartisan state and federal campaigns.
In addition to his public and political background, Mr. Chase was the founder and principal of Chase Strategies, L.L.C., an consulting firm providing services to private sector clients in the areas of government affairs, public relations and community outreach. Mr. Chase has worked as a senior executive within numerous industries including telecommunications, healthcare and high-tech where he helped oversee government relations and public affairs for companies such as the St. Anthony Hospital System, Colorado's largest, faith-based healthcare system and ICG Communications a billion-dollar, Colorado-based telecommunications company.
Mr. Chase is a native of Colorado and throughout his career he has established an extensive personal and professional network and strong reputation within the political, private and public sectors of the State. Mr. Chase graduated from the University of Colorado, Boulder with a Bachelor of Arts, Communications and Psychology. He is an alumnus of Leadership Denver (Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce) and the Center for Creative Leadership. Mr. Chase was named as one of the Denver Business Journal's Forty Under 40. Chase has also served as a Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) for children. He lives in the Parker/Lone Tree area and has three boys, Connor (a Creighton University Bluejay), Cole (a Colorado Mesa Maverick) and Collin (studying to take on the world).
Kelli Kelty has been working for state legislatures since 2003. Prior to joining the firm, she worked as senior staff member for the Colorado Legislative Council, where she was responsible for providing public policy research, writing fiscal notes, and staffing the House Transportation & Energy and Transportation Legislation Review committees. In this role Kelli also directed training on the legislative process for legislative staff, new committee chairs, and new members of the General Assembly, which allowed her to forge strong, bipartisan relationships with legislators from across Colorado.
Prior to working for the Colorado Legislative Council, Mrs. Kelty worked for the New Jersey General Assembly where she was a bill drafter and committee staffer for the Assembly Environment and Solid Waste Committee. She was also responsible for providing analysis on environmental and agricultural policy and reviewing rules and regulations for consistency with legislative intent.
Mrs. Kelty has a Masters Degree in Political Science from Villanova University. Her over 15 years of working for state legislatures has given her a comprehensive understanding of the legislative process while developing strong bipartisan ties. Kelli lives in Centennial, Colorado with her husband, Sean, and daughter, Harper.