David Cunningham has been involved in federal, state and local politics for over 20 years. Currently, David works extensively with Fortune 500 companies and industries including travel and resort development, energy, finance, healthcare and technology. His expertise covers government affairs, communications and strategic planning.
David’s extensive personal contacts throughout the West with planning commissions, town and city officials, and county commissioners provide clients with access to and knowledge about decision-making groups and individuals.
With 25 years of experience in news media, public relations and public affairs, Karen Mason offers an extensive background in business communications.
Utilizing her broad-reaching media contacts throughout Colorado, Karen develops and implements communication strategies and earned media plans for clients with an unyielding focus on results. Previously, Karen worked as a television news producer in the Denver, Colorado Springs, and Phoenix television markets and as a news director/anchor for The Vacation Channel in Breckenridge. In addition, she has managed numerous local ballot initiative campaigns and also worked as the communications specialist for Summit School District.
Karen is originally from Minneapolis, Minnesota and earned her Bachelors of Arts degree in English from Colorado College. She and her husband have lived in Summit County since 1996 and have two grown children.
Carol Saade has been living and working in Summit County since 2010. Since joining Summit Information Services in 2016, she has been managing a variety of public and government relations accounts across Colorado and the Rocky Mountain region.
Her previous experience includes marketing and policy work. She created content for several Colorado ski resorts and tourism offices and conducted online marketing for a Boston firm. Her past international experience includes working at the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development in Geneva, Switzerland and also working for a small social marketing organization in Dakar, Senegal, promoting health and social issues. She received a BBA in Economics from James Madison University.
Carol currently serves as the Board President of Mountain Dreamers, a community-based non-profit in the Rocky Mountains. She also serves on the Breckenridge Open Space Advisory Commission, a Town Council appointed position.
Amy Corsinita has 20 years of public relations experience. Amy honed her communications skills in a variety of industries, including automotive, consumer electronics, pet, consumer goods and land use development. In this time, she gained an in-depth knowledge of strategy development and implementation, event management, crisis communications, media and community relations and has developed quality media relationships.
Amy was the day-to-day contact for Kia Motors America (KMA) while with the Zeno Group and was co-located at KMA Headquarters to fully service the client's needs. Her responsibilities included corporate communications, high profile partnerships/sponsorships, strategic alliances, Tier I ad campaign support, strategy development, corporate social responsibility programs, automotive and trade media outreach, auto show planning and implementation, as well as long-and short-lead product launch events. During this time, she managed PR outreach during six years of Super Bowl advertising campaigns.
Amy’s experience also includes, program development, national media event management and organizing large-scale press conferences. She prepared strategic planning documents for product-related initiatives and maintained communications with advertising agencies to support marketing initiatives and maximize publicity efforts.
A graduate of Northern Arizona University (NAU), Corsinita earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Public Relations, with a minor in Parks and Recreation Management.
Kevin Burns has over a decade of progressive public and community affairs experience, having worked on local and state campaigns and having served his local town as an elected official, including as Mayor, for six years. He also spent four years as the Senior Manager of Community Affairs at Vail Resorts. He has worked on multiple successful funding initiatives, political campaigns and has worked on grassroots and grasstops advocacy campaigns for national clients.
He initially began working with Summit Information Services in 2009 and rejoined the firm in 2019. He attended Hampshire College and received a BA in Political Science in 2007.
Elena Dodd has been living in Denver for the past year. Since joining Summit Information Services in 2019, she has helped team members manage client accounts, conduct research, and assist with event planning for various ongoing government and public relations projects throughout Colorado.
Her previous experience includes public relations, event planning, and social media content development. She was a content creator on various business platforms for a public relations firm based in Manhattan Beach, California. She graduated from Colorado State University in 2019 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Communication Studies and Environmental Affairs. Her studies also included public relations courses at Richmond, The American International University in London during a college semester abroad
Shanna Koenig has worked on federal, state and local campaigns. She has been the campaign manager for local initiatives, assisted in the management of races for state legislators and worked regionally on a successful Colorado US Senate campaign. She has also developed and orchestrated several public awareness campaigns in the mountain region. She has worked with Summit Information Services over 16 years helping to initiate and manage various accounts. Her expertise is project management, government affairs and communications.
Previously Shanna lobbied at the Colorado State Legislature focusing on water legislation impacting the headwaters of the Colorado River Basin, working with municipalities, counties and water sanitation districts in the region. She is the Founder of the Blue River Watershed Group based in Summit County, Colorado, which is a non-partisan group made-up of business leaders, elected officials and government officials that address local water issues.
Vail Valley, Colorado
Kristin Kenney Williams
Commfluent Inc. is a Vail Valley, Colorado, strategic planning firm specializing in government and community relations and communications. To successfully emerge from the cacophony of today's hyper-competitive world, an individual, project or business needs to build awareness based on differentiators.
Founder and president, Kristin Kenney Williams, has a nearly two-decade track record of building consensus among disparate groups and successfully navigating complicated projects involving the public sector, private sector and nonprofit worlds with strategic planning, communications and community outreach.
Williams specializes in finding common ground, assuaging public concerns and getting buy-in from key stakeholders, including, but not limited to, municipal, county, state and federal governments, as well as private companies with sometimes divergent, important objectives.