Colorado Capitol

Our Team

  • Travis

    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 20 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.



    Jake began his career in US Congressional Campaigns from 2018-2020 and shortly after became a Legislative Aide in the Colorado State Senate. During his time in the Colorado State Senate, Jake developed a thorough understanding of the state budgeting process and the many facets of state fiscal policy. In Spring 2020, Jake graduated magna cum laude from the University of Colorado Boulder, majoring in Political Science with a minor in Business Analytics. Between his studies and experience under the Golden Dome, Jake has developed a comprehensive understanding of the way stakeholders navigate the budgetary and legislative arenas.

    As a native of Colorado, Jake enjoys many of the outdoor recreation activities that the Centennial State lends itself to: hiking, snowboarding, water sports, and most of all golf. Jake lives in Denver’s Capitol Hill neighborhood with his partner Arianna and their dog Buzz.


Client Testimonials

  • "Politicalworks has been a long-term and critical part of our lobbying efforts and their dedication and understanding of our broad range of public policy issues have helped effectively position our company's interests throughout Colorado."

    Jenn Price
    Director State Government Affairs
  • "Whether it's statehouse advocacy, relationships with elected officials, political strategy or public policy analysis, Politicalworks is simply the best."

    Shannon Groves
    Director of Government Affairs
    Kaiser Permanente
  • "Our investors have a variety of interests and agendas that demand a high level of attention. Politicalworks not only provides superior client service, but they help us maximize our impact at the State Capitol."

    Rachel Beck
    Executive Director
    Colorado Competitive Council, a statewide affiliate of the Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce
  • "In what can be a tough and often confrontational political environment, Politicalworks has the experience, insight and bipartisan relationships to effectively position our company and advocate for our interests."

    Chad Calvert
    Director of State Government Affairs
  • "Although we are a global non-profit, many public policy issues are determined at the state level where Politicalworks has been an incredible advocate and has represented us with the highest level of integrity and skill on both sides of the aisle."

    Heidi Sherk
    Director of External Affairs
    The Nature Conservancy
  • "Our industry is complex and constantly changing which requires a lobbying firm that understands our business, knows the players and can have an immediate impact – that is why we have partnered with Politicalworks for over a decade."

    Tim Daly
    Sr. Vice President, Government Affairs
    Western Union

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