Squire Patton Boggs is pleased to announce that Mara Sheldon, recent Communications Director and spokesperson for Colorado Governor Jared Polis’ successful gubernatorial campaign, has joined the firm as a Senior Policy Advisor in the Denver office.
“Mara was campaign staffer #1 on my gubernatorial race and a key member of my senior staff team. Her expertise and experience working on the campaign trail and with federal, state and local governments will be huge assets in her new role,” said Governor Polis.
“We are delighted to have Mara join the team and put her legislative expertise and deep relationships to good use for our clients here in Colorado and across the US,” said Squire Patton Boggs’ Denver Office Managing Partner Peter Gould.
Sheldon has more than 20 years’ experience working at the intersection of public policy and strategic communications where she has represented major corporations, non-profits and elected officials. She served as one of the youngest press secretaries on Capitol Hill at the age of 21 and then became communications director to several Members of Congress including Former Chairman and Ranking Member of the House Committee on Energy and Commerce, John D. Dingell and current Chairwoman of the House Committee on Small Business, Nydia Velazquez.
Throughout her time on Capitol Hill she worked on several marquee pieces of health care, environment and water issues, and banking and financial services legislation. In her new role, Sheldon will also be working closely with the cannabis and hemp industries on policy issues.
Sheldon commented, “In this new role I have the opportunity to combine previous experience gained throughout my career and delve deeply into policy issues affecting Coloradans on both a state and national level. I look forward to joining the diverse and dynamic team of some of the most well-respected legal and political minds at Squire Patton Boggs.