Michael Best Strategies has announced today the addition of Polly Lawrence as a Principal. She will be based in the firm’s Denver office.

Lawrence is an accomplished government relations leader with over 25 years of legislative experience. She has a strong background in commercial advocacy, negotiation, public policy, and lobbying. Lawrence often collaborates with executive teams to identify organizational goals and develop mutually beneficial relationships with government leaders to pass legislation.

“We’re excited to welcome Polly to the Strategies team. Her strong business and political background and extensive network within Colorado will help shape new client relationships and deepen our connections as we continue to expand our practice,” said Rob Marchant, President of Michael Best Strategies. “She will be a valuable asset to our team and to our clients in Denver and across the country.”

Prior to joining Michael Best Strategies, Lawrence served as senior policy director for a global law firm where she participated in a Diversity, Equity & Inclusion initiatives and encouraged newer employees of the firm to get involved in government relations, proving it to be a viable career option to some who may not have considered before. In 2012, Lawrence was elected as State Representative in the Colorado House District 39 where she served 3 terms and held the position of Assistant Minority Leader.

“Polly is an accomplished leader who wears many hats on a daily basis. Not only has Polly served her state as a well-respected state legislator and a candidate for state Treasurer, but she also shows her dedication to Colorado through her leadership as a small business owner and policy advocate. She continues to oversee operational efforts for a construction and infrastructure development company, managing operations for projects that will better the community and state as a whole. She has also spent the last several years advocating effectively before both state and local governments for a range of small business clients,” said Jennifer Goodrum, Principal for Michael Best Strategies in Colorado. “She’ll be a wonderful addition to our Denver office and will fit in with the team and our clients seamlessly. We look forward to welcoming her.”

Lawrence has received her Bachelor of Fine Arts from Colorado State University.

About Michael Best Strategies LLC

Michael Best Strategies (Strategies) helps companies accelerate their success through a combination of strategic business consulting, lobbying, government relations, public affairs, and communications. The firm has thrived by providing a diverse team of professionals with the experience, skills, and relationships necessary to help each client achieve their goals more quickly and fully. Strategies has nationwide reach with offices across several states and the District of Columbia. For more information, visit michaelbeststrategies.com.