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Colorado Technology Association hires Axiom Strategies to support advocacy efforts

Tuesday, February 3, 2015   (0 Comments)
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Denver, CO (February 3, 2015) – The Colorado Technology Association (CTA) announced today that Axiom Strategies, Inc. has joined the association to help further tech advocacy in Colorado.  Axiom Strategies brings a wealth of knowledge when it comes to political, legal and legislative services. Axiom has experience representing other technology-related clients including Visa, Hewlett-Packard and others.

CTA is making great strides to deepen Colorado’s reputation as a technology friendly state. In 2013, CTA hired Nissa Szabo, Industry Affairs Manager, to continue to grow CTA’s presence in advocacy efforts. Over the most recent years, CTA has made progress working with the local, state and federal government. Axiom was chosen to provide necessary resources, skills and experience to take CTA to the next level of legislative affairs.

Axiom Strategies Inc. will help CTA continue to reach goals and ensure Colorado is a leading state for technology and entrepreneurial activity. Micki Hackenberger, President of Axiom, has more than 20 years of experience, and she has worked in numerous aspects of public policy development including experience as a policy analyst, lobbyist, consultant and corporate executive.

Micki’s team includes: Erin Goff, General Counsel; Melissa Osse, Legislative Director; Tonya Benegas, Chief Financial Officer; Kara Wheeler, Legislative Assistant. View the full biographies of the Axiom team here.

“CTA is pleased to welcome Axiom Strategies to our team. As we continue to define Colorado as the technology and innovation hub between the coasts, their work with our advocacy program will accelerate that vision. Axiom is one of Colorado’s premier political consulting and lobbying firms, and we are looking forward to their representation alongside Nissa Szabo in the State Capitol,” said Erik Mitisek, CEO of CTA.

About Colorado Technology Association: The Colorado Technology Association (CTA) leads the network of companies and professionals fueling Colorado's economy, through technology. Since 1994, the association has represented Colorado’s technology industry, one of the fastest growing industries in the state. The CTA leads an inclusive network that benefits our member community, advocates for a pro-business and technology-friendly climate, influences the development of a robust talent pipeline and leads initiatives to help companies grow. For more information on Colorado Technology Association, please call 303.592.4070 or visit

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