For nearly three decades, Tamra has played an active role in Colorado’s communications, public affairs and issue management arena with experience at the local, state and federal level. Her firm, Taloma Partners, works at the intersection of the public and private sector, providing clients with counsel, strategy and execution assistance.
Prior to launching Taloma Partners, Tamra served as Chief External Relations Officer for Denver Zoo where she was responsible for visioning, managing and executing strategic government relations efforts, community outreach and engagement, ballot issue and bond campaign oversight as well as all marketing, communications and public relations for the beloved institution.
Tamra also served Colorado’s business community as the President and CEO of Colorado Concern, a business advocacy association of more than 115 chief executives from across the state. Additionally, she spent more than a decade as the Senior Vice President of Public Affairs and Communications for the Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce where she was responsible for the development and execution of a local, state and federal government relations and political strategy that met the needs of the organization’s 3,000-member businesses. Tamra is also known for her work as the business community lead on statewide ballot measures. Since 2005, she led efforts to raise $28 million for successful campaigns to support or defeat measures viewed as helpful or harmful to Colorado’s economic climate.
Tamra’s career started in Washington, D.C. where she served her home state of Wyoming as a member of the staffs of Senators Alan Simpson and Craig Thomas.