Julie McKenna is a third generation Colorado native who began her public affairs career under the Honorable Hank Brown. From 1986-1992, she served in the US Senate and the House of Representatives as Mr. Brown’s legislative assistant, providing analysis and recommendations on transportation, energy, environmental, and natural resource issues.
Among her most noted accomplishments: securing federal funding for the I-25/HOV bus lane and the Denver International Airport, and helping pass the 1993 Colorado Wilderness Bill.
In 1993, Ms. McKenna returned to Colorado where she began her lobbying practice. Her accomplishments include the drafting and passage of legislation to ensure the continued operation of water districts in compliance with TABOR, and -the creation of the Native Species Conservation Trust Fund.
Ms. McKenna specializes in the areas of water, natural resources, special district issues, and legislative and regulatory issues.
Ms. McKenna earned her Bachelor of Arts from the University of San Diego. Despite heavy influence from Chargers fans, she remains loyal to Broncos Country.