The Colorado Chairman's Host Committee, led by Chair Melissa L. Kuipers, is less than two weeks away from launching its largest presence ever at the Republican National Convention, held in Tampa, Fla., during the week of Aug. 27. Kuipers, an attorney and policy advisor at the law firm of Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck, spearheaded the Committee’s diligent planning over the past 10 months to ensure Colorado’s delegates maximize their opportunities for strategic partnerships at both state and national levels.
“Given the importance of Colorado in this presidential election, the Committee is thrilled with how these events will highlight the premier companies and industries our state champions,” said Kuipers. “The Committee fully capitalized on its potential, setting the stage for business and community leaders to affirm Colorado’s national and international value on a scale previously unseen.”
Among the notable events the Colorado Chairman's Host Committee organized is a luncheon cruise around Tampa Bay aboard a private yacht, which is hosted by Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck, FedEx Corporation, Level 3 Communications and CH2M Hill; a private concert performance by country music superstar Trace Adkins sponsored by the Colorado, Florida, Wyoming and South Dakota delegations, as well as Xcel Energy and WPX Energy; and a private concert performance by classic rock band Journey.
Through Kuipers’ leadership role, Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck continues its bi-partisan effort of helping put Colorado in the national spotlight through political conventions. The firm brought some of the nation’s top business and political leaders together for events in Denver during the 2008 Democratic National Convention.