Kristin Strohm– Board Chair
Until early 2019, Kristin Strohm served as the President and Co-Founder of the Starboard Group. Today, she remains Board Chair of the organization.
Kristin is currently the President & CEO of Common Sense Policy Roundtable (CSPR), a non-profit free-enterprise think tank dedicated to the protection and promotion of Colorado’s economy. CSPR’s mission is to research and promote common sense solutions for economic issues facing Colorado.
In 2018, Kristin was honored by the Colorado Women’s Chamber of Commerce as one of the Top 25 Most Powerful Women in Colorado. She is also a recipient of the Denver Business Journal’s 40 Under 40 Award and is part of the American Enterprise Institute (AEI) Leadership Network’s founding class. In 2016, she received the Ally Award from the pro-LGTBQ organization One Colorado in recognition of her determined push to gain greater support for gay rights among Republicans.
Strohm is also widely involved in the philanthropic community. She is a past two-term board chair and was a six-year board member of the Women’s Bean Project. She is an Executive Board Member of the Boy Scouts of America Denver Area Council, where she is served as the Chairwoman of the 2017 and 2018 fundraising marquee Sports Breakfast event. She also serves on the boards of the University of Denver Barton Institute Advisory Board and Strohm-Link Family Foundation. In addition, in 2017, she joined the Board of Trustees at her alma mater, Coe College, where she also founded the Tri Delta Leadership Scholarship.
Kristin studied history and Spanish at Coe College, where in addition to being a Rhodes Scholar state of Iowa nominee, she was president of her sorority and student body president. In 2009, Kristin obtained her M.B.A. from the University of Denver.
Kristin is married to Josh Penry. She and Josh currently make their home in the Denver-area with their four children, Chase, Emme, and twins Sophie and Caroline.