Christine Staberg, Founding Partner
Christine, a native of Colorado, was hooked on politics and policy on Day 1 of her 9th grade Civics class. She double majored in Contemporary Public Affairs and Political Science at the University of Denver, and concurrently worked on issue campaigns and lobbied at the local level for CRL Associates, where she continued after graduation. Five years of organizing PTA volunteers, focus groups, and media outreach led her to the communications position at the State Capitol, and state level policy became her passion. She was recruited to be Policy & Communications Coordinator for the Colorado Children’s Campaign (CCC), matching communications experience with achievement of policy outcomes for children and their families. At CCC, Christine had the opportunity to travel throughout Colorado and the country, serving as spokesperson with the media and advancing the organization’s mission through outreach to a broad range of audiences. Subsequently, Christine moved to The Children’s Hospital (TCH), charged with building an effort to influence policy at the local, state and federal level. TCH’s program quickly established the institution as one of the premier voices in the policy arena and received national recognition.
With a diverse range of experiences, Christine partnered up to launch The Capstone Group, committed to building a diversified client base that allowed her to work on a host of issues. She has successfully lobbied to reform the funding formula for public higher education institutions in Colorado, develop a robust tax incentive for the purchase of alternative fuel vehicles, modernize telecommunications statutes, and positioned an international development corporation for a winning bid on a $300+ million state-issued RFP. Christine is grateful to have been selected as a 2009 Marshall Memorial Fellow, which gave her an opportunity to study policy issues in numerous Western and Eastern European Countries. Christine is a frequent guest lecturer at the University of Denver’s Sturm College of Law.