Leadership

John Brackney is the Director of Public Policy and Community Engagement at Webolutions, The Strategic Marketing Agency and one of the founders of Metro Energy. He has 30 years of Public Policy, Relationship Building and Community Engagement experience.  John is a former two term Arapahoe County Commissioner, where he was selected as Freshman Commissioner of the Year from his colleagues across the state and former CEO of the South Metro Denver Chamber serving for a decade.  John enlisted for the Persian Gulf War.  He spent 12 years overall in the Colorado Army National Guard last serving as a Captain and Company Commander.  He is a founder of the City of Centennial and the Rocky Mountain Clean Tech Open.  Currently, John serves on 7 educational, business, nonprofit and community Boards.  John received his law degree from the University of Denver, Sturm College of Law and a B.A. Political Science from the University of Northern Colorado.  John has traveled to 22 countries mostly for business, government and military activities.  John and his wife of 28 years, Meredith, have two adult daughters.

Brenda is best known for her role in creating several of Colorado’s state-wide public engagement campaigns on complex public policy issues for clients such as The Women’s Foundation of Colorado, TBD Colorado, and Colorado’s Future. She brings extensive experience in public policy development and implementation both on the state and local levels given her experience with community development organizations, as the Associate Director of the Bighorn Center for Public Policy, and as the founder of the Bighorn Leadership Development Program. Brenda is a sought-after trainer in public engagement and has taught workshops in such locations as Jordan and Tunisia. In addition, she has extensive expertise in the non-profit sector having spent 15 years in the non-profit sector. Brenda, a graduate of the University of Colorado and he University of Denver, has published several articles on women’s history, social movements that demonstrate the intersection of Colorado history and public policy.

Ellie Reynolds is a Communications Specialist. She has worked on numerous corporate and political campaigns including initiatives to allow the sale of full strength beer and wine in grocery stores and the Raise the Bar initiative, making it more difficult to amend the State Constitution and had a leading role in the efforts to prevent anti-fracking measures from appearing on the 2016 ballot. Most recently Reynolds is the Executive Director of Metro Energy.She has appeared as a pundit and advocate on over 160 outlets including Fox News and is the President of the Denver Metro Young Republicans. Reynolds has also done government relations for Frazier Global Strategies and Press Secretary to US Senate Candidate.