Board of Directors
Senior Policy Director, Dentons
As a former three-term member of the Colorado State House representing the 39th District, Polly supported business owners, law enforcement, public safety and government accountability/transparency initiatives. As House Republican Whip, she developed caucus positions on bills, orchestrated floor debates and prepared members to persuasively present bills to the full House on second reading. As Assistant Minority Leader, she drove critical House activities, from crafting thoughtful and stakeholder-informed policy to managing election fundraising efforts to helming efforts to reach out to leaders of business and industry.
Prior to entering the public sector, Polly served as operations director for Lawrence Construction Company in Littleton, CO, a heavy civil construction and infrastructure development company, where she managed several strategy-enabling functions, including contract management, estimating, labor/union relations, human resources, project management and finance; collaborated with minority contractors for bidding opportunities, negotiated construction contracts, resolved labor conflicts, managed subcontractors/suppliers and partnered with project owners to flawlessly execute initiatives.
For almost three decades, Polly served as legislative liaison for the Colorado Contractors Association, monitoring state and federal rules, regulatory schemes and legislation affecting the civil construction industry; advancing the industry’s legislative priorities by supporting the election of infrastructure construction-friendly political candidates; and consulting and partnering with the Colorado Department of Transportation on budgeting, regulations, and industry issues.