Join us for a session with both the proponents and the opponents for the Colorado Paid Medical and Family Leave Initiative which will be hitting the voters ballot come this November! Take this chance to learn more from both those that support and those that are against this initiative. This will be a facilitated session set up in a unique style in order for our attendees to learn as much as they can, before November.

COSHRM's Legislative Director, Colin Walker, will facilitate and moderate this session. He will bring YOUR questions to the table and ask the presenters the questions our HR audience would like to know now.

This is YOUR chance to send in your questions about this bill and provide us with the content for this unique session.

Questions can be submitted during the registration process or via email to Please submit all questions by September 7th (Labor Day) by 5PM for consideration.

To learn more about this initiative visit this website:

Be sure to register as seats will be limited!  
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    Colorado SHRM
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    Kristi Pollard
    Principal, Catalyst Public Affairs
    Kristi Pollard is a Principal at Catalyst Public Affairs, a full-service public affairs firm specializing in strategic communications, public outreach, stakeholder engagement, policy, and political consulting. Catalyst has successfully tackled public policy, political and community issues underlying everything from infrastructure development and taxes to healthcare and energy.
    Prior to her time with Catalyst, Kristi served as the President and CEO of the Jefferson County Economic Development Corporation, a non-profit consortium of business, community and governmental leaders striving to create greater economic vitality in Jefferson County, Colorado. Kristi has diverse experience working in the public, private and non-profit sectors having been the Executive Director of the Grand Junction Economic Partnership, the principal owner of P², LLC, a government relations consulting firm, the CEO of the Colorado Mesa University Foundation, Stakeholder Engagement Specialist for Chevron and an Area Director for the United States Senate.
    As a professional who grew up in Colorado, Kristi understands the importance of her word and believes that it is one of the most valuable things in her possession. She also knows that collaboration and communication are the keys to success and strives to create a team atmosphere wherever she goes.
    Kristi currently serves on the board of the Colorado Women’s Alliance and just completed her appointment by Governor John Hickenlooper to the Colorado Charter School Institute, the statewide public charter school authorizer for the State of Colorado. Kristi and her husband Tim are the parents of four energetic boys who are their life’s passion. She enjoys trail running, hiking, skiing and boating in her free time.
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    Hunter Railey
    Hunter Railey directs Small Business Majority’s Colorado outreach, policy and other operations. Hunter builds and maintains strategic relationships, educates small businesses throughout Colorado on key issues and works on statewide policy efforts.

    Prior to joining Small Business Majority, Hunter worked as a policy researcher at Education Commission of the States, where he provided research and counsel on education issues to state policymakers across the country. He also has professional experience in advocacy and political campaigns.
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    Colin Walker
    Attorney and Director
    Whether in the courtroom or the boardroom, Colin provides strategic counsel for clients facing complex employment and commercial problems. His clients benefit from more than 20 years of trial and litigation experience including employment, commercial, and intellectual property litigation. As a former criminal prosecutor with the State’s Attorney Office for Baltimore County, Maryland, Colin has tried many bench and jury trials.
    Colin has represented a variety of clients from start-ups to large employers, regarding employment disputes. He handles disputes involving trade secrets, non-compete agreements, termination issues, unemployment proceedings, discrimination, harassment, retaliation, wage claims, and other employment-related conflicts. Colin’s recent experience includes representing a company in a trade secret dispute, defending a public hospital from alleged Family and Medical Leave Act violation claims, and defending a salesperson against allegations of a breach of a non-solicitation agreement. His goal is to proactively prevent litigation by helping clients identify and plan for potential problems in the workplace.
    As part of his interest in employment law, Colin serves as Legislative Director for Mile High Society for Human Resource Management and the Colorado Society for Human Resource Management. His work with these groups includes launching an advocacy program, a Day at the Capitol event, and testifying before Colorado’s legislature regarding pending legislation.