7News reports that GBSM is handling community engagement for a controversial plan to use City Park Golf Course for a stormwater project.
Denver hired a public relations company called GBSM to engage the community and get input on the project. The total contract budget is worth $328,000 and the company was hired in July 2015.
GBSM has promoted Andrea Cunningham and Miles Graham to the position of Senior Associate. Cunningham joined the firm in 2011 and has worked with clients such as RTD, the City and County of Denver, Google, Colorado Children’s Campaign and Big Brothers Big Sisters of Colorado. Graham joined GBSM in 2006 and works with clients including Christo and Jeanne-Claude’s Over the River, Delta Dental of Colorado, the Delaware Division of Public Health, Chipotle Cultivate Foundation, Metro Wastewater Reclamation District and the American Cancer Society’s Cancer Action Network.
GBSM has promoted Kyle Miller to the position of Senior Associate. Since joining the firm, Miller has concentrated on both statewide and community-based projects involving land use, natural resources, health care, telecommunications and public involvement.
GBSM has added water-rights expert Alexandra “Alex” Davis as principal. Prior to joining GBSM, Davis was the Assistant Director for Water with the Colorado Department of Natural Resources and the First Assistant Attorney General for the Water Rights Unit where she litigated cases for the State Engineer’s Office, the Colorado Water Conservation Board and the Division of Wildlife.
“We are excited that Alex brings her deep experience in managing complex water and natural resource matters to GBSM,” said John Baron, chief executive officer. “She is highly skilled at solving problems in complicated situations in which both the substance and process count. She will be immensely helpful to our clients and to our already strong natural resources practice.”
GBSM has promoted Cody Wertz from senior associate to principal. Wertz has been with GBSM for four years, and has helped build “a rapidly growing public affairs practice while providing media relations, positioning and communications strategy for the firm’s clients.” Prior to joining GBSM, Wertz was communications and press secretary to U.S. Senator Ken Salazar.
GBSM has hired Russ Rizzo as a senior associate and Andrea Cunningham as an associate. Rizzo formerly was with Linhart PR and Cunningham joins GBSM after positions with Res Publica Group and Schneider Associates.
Michele Ames has rejoined GBSM as a senior associate, following a four-year stint as a special assistant to the Chancellor at University of Colorado Denver. Ames, a former Rocky Mountain News reporter, will support GBSM clients in the areas of strategic communications, crisis communications and media relations.