Learn to negotiate for a raise, pass a policy or a bill!

This presentation will highlight Tanya’s rare legislative background and experience and how she has successfully lobbied under both Republican and Democratic Gubernatorial Administrations in Colorado, as well as successfully led advocacy efforts in Washington, DC for ten years. She is known and respected at the state and federal levels by both legislators, cabinet members and lobbyists, and Tanya will share keys to successfully advocating for those she represents.

The EduTalks Series serves up interactive, stimulating and mind-expanding professional education from leading University of Colorado subject matter experts. Discover new insights to help you lead, build business and inspire teams – all over a chef prepared world-class lunch.

11:30 a.m. – Networking & Lunch
Noon – EduTalks program


Tanya Kelly-Bowry serves as vice president of government relations. CU President Bruce D. Benson chose her to lead the university’s efforts to increase funding at the state and federal levels, and the CU Board of Regents confirmed her appointment on Oct. 7, 2008. Kelly-Bowry has more than 20 years of advocacy experience, having lobbied on behalf of higher education, human services and health care issues in Colorado and Washington, D.C. She earned bachelor’s degrees in international affairs and political science at CU Boulder and a master’s degree in nonprofit management from Regis University as a Colorado Trust Fellow. Kelly-Bowry also studied at Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government as a member of the senior executives in state and local government. She is a 2013 alum of the HERS Institute.

Event Details

October 10, 2017 | 11:30am – 1:00pm


Oct 10


11:30am – 1:00pm

CU Alumni, students, faculty, staff and annual pass holders 20% discount