Meet our Team
Debbie Brown serves as the President of the Colorado Business Roundtable. The Colorado Business Roundtable (COBRT) is a public policy organization comprised of executives from some of the state’s largest employers working to strengthen the state’s economic vitality. COBRT engages with elected leaders, business and nonprofit leaders, and other strategic allies to improve the business climate in our state by unapologetically amplifying the voice of business. COBRT is the state affiliate of the National Business Roundtable (BRT). Based in Washington, D.C., BRT is an association of chief executive officers of leading U.S. companies working to promote sound public policy and a thriving U.S. economy.
Previously, Brown was the President and founder of Amplify Strategies, a strategic communications and public policy consulting firm. Through Amplify Strategies, Debbie directed the strategy development, messaging, and marketing for businesses, nonprofit organizations, advocacy efforts and candidate campaigns of all sizes. She has created, launched and grown several businesses and organizations.
Debbie has been featured as a political strategist on Special Report with Bret Baier on Fox News, BBC News World Have Your Say, SkyNews, The Wall Street Journal, the Washington Times, the Washington Post, New York Times, Colorado Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC), as well as regional and local media. Prior to her work in the political and advocacy arena, Debbie was the founding partner in the boutique marketing firm, Firsthand Marketing, that provided strategic business consulting for banking, mortgage and credit union clients.
Debbie has been recognized as one of the Top 25 Most Powerful Women in Colorado by the Colorado Women’s Chamber of Commerce and a Who’s Who in Energy and a finalist for Outstanding Women in Business by the Denver Business Journal. Debbie is part of the American Enterprise Institute Leadership Network and an alumni of the Leadership Program of the Rockies.
Debbie is active in the community serving on the Board of Directors for the Colorado Women’s Chamber of Commerce and as Chair of the Public Affairs Committee. She has served on the Board of the Colorado Women’s Hall of Fame and as Board Chair of Cherry Creek Academy, a public K-8 charter school.
Debbie volunteers as a business mentor for women entrepreneurs in Afghanistan and Rwanda with the Institute for Economic Empowerment of Women. Debbie was recently added to the Advisory Council of the Women’s Democracy Network, established by the International Republican Institute, which believes that a full and robust democracy depends on the equal participation of women.
Immigration Policy Director
Megan brings 14 years of public policy experience comprising of 8 years in government affairs in the State of Iowa developing and executing legislative strategy on behalf of various member associations, and 7 years of public affairs and strategic communications experience in a variety of states, including Colorado.
A political enthusiast from an early age, Megan began her career during high school working for congressional races, a presidential campaign in college, then as intern in Washington, D.C. for the Office of Federal Government Relations for Iowa State University, where she earned her B.A. in Political Science.
Megan’s public affairs experience includes managing complex client accounts in the development and execution of multifaceted issue advocacy campaigns on behalf of Fortune 50 corporations, and national trade associations and organizations, to garner support at the federal, state and local levels for legislative and regulatory initiatives. She has provided a multitude of services for clients from the development and implementation of state and federal public policy strategy, organizing sustainable coalitions and stakeholder engagement to grassroots and grasstops campaign development and execution, media relations, and the management and regulatory compliance of public affairs field teams, state lobbyists and nonprofit fundraisers across the country.
Advocating on behalf of multiple associations at the Iowa State Capitol, Megan has obtained a rich knowledge of the inner workings of the political process and has established a well-respected reputation on both sides of the aisle. She has years of experience cultivating and implementing an effective advocacy program and is well-versed in researching federal and state public policy and regulatory proposals and assessing the implications to clients and their members.
In addition, Megan is an experienced attorney with corporate counsel experience providing a wide range of legal advice including monitoring legal and regulatory changes and providing guidance on the impact on clients and their member operations.
Megan earned her J.D. from Drake University School of Law and was admitted to the Iowa bar in 2015.
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