Praise for Taloma

Clients and Colleagues Say…
“Taloma Partners engaged with Aetna, a CVS Company, to help us perform a community assessment, identify and engage as a thoughtful community and civic partner, and amplify our efforts as we deliver heart and health to the communities we serve. The Taloma team has helped us engage with key constituents and are helping us lay out a strategic roadmap to maximize our efforts. They are a joy to work with and bring their passion and commitment as an extension of our team.”

Jim Boyman, Colorado Market President, CVS/Aetna

“Taloma Partners has provided significant value to our company’s external affairs efforts in their role as a fractional executive. Working in partnership with us as an embedded executive consultant and member of our Executive Leadership Team, Taloma Partners contributes not only with their expertise in community relations, corporate philanthropy, strategic communications and government affairs, but also through their enviable network of contacts and stellar reputation in our community. McWhinney is poised for continued growth and success with Taloma Partners as a critical member of our team.”

Ray Pittman, CEO, McWhinney

“Taloma Partners was instrumental in successfully launching and operationalizing Prosperity Denver Fund. From issue-spotting and prioritizing to strategizing and executing, they were fundamental to our many accomplishments during the first months of our existence. Their ability to quickly jump in was impressive. They were able to juggle multiple projects at once while keeping their eye on the big picture. They became trusted partners and advisors to the PDF board and our stakeholders and then led our efforts to successfully hire our first CEO. I would highly recommend Taloma to anyone needing interim leadership services and a valued team member.”

Stephen Kurtz, PDF Board Chair

“Move Colorado was at a pivotal point. With a new executive board and a renewed focus on transportation in Colorado, we recognized we needed a contract Executive Director to help us think both strategically and tactically about where the organization was headed, and the steps needed to achieve the organization’s goals. Taloma Partners took on that role and has helped us re-establish our position as a leader in transportation advocacy and education. They have also established best practices in our operations and member engagement approach. We’re lucky to have them as part of Move Colorado.”

Kara Swanson, Board Chair, Move Colorado

“Tamra, Lori and Maren are all leaders in their own right; known for their individual skills and ability to deliver on initiatives and projects they have managed in their careers. These three forces, coming together to form Taloma Partners, will be of great benefit to the clients they choose to serve.”

Dave Davia, Executive VP and CEO, Colorado Association of Mechanical and Plumbing Contractors

“I have known Tamra, Lori and Maren throughout their careers, and have admired the work they have done for their employers as well as their civic engagement. When they launched Taloma Partners, CollegeInvest was pleased to secure their services to assist us in meeting our mission. They are skilled, strategic and deeply connected in the fabric of Colorado. We are proud to call them part of our team.”

Angela Baier, President & CEO, CollegeInvest

“Taloma Partners serves at HDR’s Colorado Advocate, serving as eye and ears for the company around key project opportunities, and providing counsel and strategy around our community engagement approach and efforts. Taloma quickly became part of our team, jumping in to learn about our business and our needs. We consider them a critical piece of our formula for success.”

Brad Martin, Sr. Vice President/Area Manager, HDR

“Taloma Partners skill-set and reach is vast. From association management and day-to-day leadership to legislative strategy, advocacy planning and coalition building Taloma has the brains and knowledge to cover all the bases required for a successful organization to grow and thrive. With Taloma’s help we’re putting Coloradans Protecting Patient Access on the map.”

Beverly Razon, Executive Committee, Coloradans Protecting Patient Access

“Taloma Partners provides a valuable complement to public policy and legislative efforts. When building a team to support clients’ public policy needs, Taloma Partners is top of mind because of their expertise in coalition-building, stakeholder engagement and strategic messaging.”

Travis Berry and Scott Chase, Partners, Politicalworks

“Colorado’s business and nonprofit community have benefited greatly from the talents and expertise of Tamra, Lori and Maren. For more than two decades, the three remarkable professionals who constitute Taloma Partners have helped create the Colorado we all are honored to call home.”

Joe Blake, Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce (1999-2009)

“As a fellow woman-owned business owner, I appreciate all that Taloma Partners brings to our community. Their combined experience and expertise – the Power of 3 – are a tremendous asset to the success of so many important initiatives, and we’re proud to partner with them on shared client work.”

Ramonna Robinson, President and Managing Partner, GroundFloor Media Co-founder, CenterTable

“The principals of Taloma Partners are three of the most capable, connected and community-minded people in Colorado. They understand what it takes to move from an idea to action, and all the steps along the way that are required to be successful. It’s for these reasons the Denver Museum of Nature & Science has chosen to work with Tamra, Lori and Maren on key initiatives underway within our institution.”

George Sparks, President & CEO, Denver Museum of Nature & Science

“The three leaders of Taloma Partners are among the most trusted thought partners in our community. They have led and left their fingerprints on the most important issues and initiatives in Colorado. Whether in the public, private or nonprofit sector, their counsel and advice has served Colorado for the better.”

Alan Salazar, Community Leader

“Throughout my career, I’ve had the opportunity to work alongside Tamra, Lori and Maren. Time and again, I’ve seen them successfully navigate complex and challenging situations in the private, public and nonprofit sectors. Their smart, strategic, collaborative approach is complemented by their deep commitment to the success of our state. Their collective values, talent, expertise and network connections make them a truly effective team.”

Kelly Brough, Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce (2009-2021)

“I have known Tamra, Lori and Maren throughout their careers, and have worked along-side them over the past couple of decades on a number of the most important initiatives Colorado’s business community has undertaken. Each brings their own special talents and approach, but all are strategic, knowledgeable, and focused on achieving results. When building a team to get you across the finish line, add Taloma Partners to your list.”

Rob Cohen, Chairman & Chief Executive Officer, IMA Financial Group

Chair, Olympic & Paralympic Winter Games Exploratory Committee

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