At Bowditch & Cassell Public Affairs, we take pride in our long-standing relationships with clients based on the cornerstone of our organization - integrity. Absolute integrity in our dealings with clients, elected and appointed officials, staff and other professionals is the way we feel we can most effectively serve our clients. We offer a full range of consulting, monitoring and lobbying services to a variety of interests including education, higher education, housing, human services, local government, agriculture, economic development, insurance, and more. We believe in frequent and open communication with our clients and collaborative strategic planning. As the business of government relations has evolved, so have we. We are always available to our clients and are truly a "24/7" organization. We have a proven record of success that comes as a direct result of thorough planning, coalition building, negotiation, and respect and trust gained through many years of working with legislators and stakeholders. We work closely with various businesses, local governments, trade associations, and public entities to achieve the desired goals of our clients. We will provide you with the contacts and services you need!
Ed’s background includes three years on staff at Legislative Council, seven years as senior staff to the Joint Budget Committee (JBC), and one year as Deputy Director of the Governor’s Office of State Planning and Budgeting (OSPB). Ed also served as Vice Chancellor/CFO for the Colorado State University System for seven years and was responsible for working with the System lobbyists on all legislative affairs. Ed also served as Secretary to the CSU Board and has detailed understanding of the State’s open meetings and open records laws. Since leaving the CSU System in 2007, Ed has been a lobbyist at the Capitol, representing school districts and colleges, local governments, agriculture, and human services clients. Ed has a Master’s Degree from Harvard University in Public Policy and an undergraduate degree from Colorado College. He served as President of the City Club of Denver and is currently a member of the Colorado College Alumni Association Board.
Jennifer M. Cassell
Jennifer is a partner with the government relations firm Bowditch & Cassell Public Affairs (BCPA) where she advocates on behalf of economic development, insurance, education, local government, and agriculture interests to the Colorado General Assembly. Jennifer co-founded BCPA after working as a lobbyist for Tomlinson & Associates, and as the legislative liaison for Governor Hickenlooper’s Office of Economic Development and International Trade. She was also part of the Governor’s Legislative Policy staff. Jennifer has worked as a legislative aide, campaign manager, and research associate in Washington D.C., Colorado, and Kansas. In addition, Jennifer is an adjunct faculty member at Colorado Mountain College and teaches courses in political science, American government, and international relations.
Jennifer was born and raised in Wichita, Kansas, and holds Bachelor of Arts degrees in Political Science and International Studies from the University of Kansas, and a Master of Arts degree in International Studies from the University of Denver. Jennifer is an avid golfer, skier, and KU and IU basketball fan.