Danny L. Tomlinson (dtomlinson@msn.com) is a highly respected lobbyist and public affairs professional, with more than 35 years of lobbying experience at the Colorado General Assembly. After his service as an officer in the United States Navy during the Viet Nam War, he began work with Mountain Bell (now Century Link) where he lobbied for eleven years. In 1987, he organized Tomlinson & Associates, an independent governmental affairs firm primarily focused on dealings with the Colorado Legislature.

Danny Tomlinson



Robert M. Ferm, (fermr@lobbycolorado.com) a partner with Hall & Evans, L.L.C., (www.hallevans.com) works with Tomlinson & Associates on a significant number of projects. Mr. Ferm brings the resources of Hall & Evans, a prominent Denver-based national law firm, to the clients of Tomlinson & Associates. Mr. Ferm has more than 20 years experience in government relations and focuses much of his law practice on insurance, health care and other regulated industries. To find out more about Hall & Evans, L.L.C., please visit www.hallevans.com.


George Dibble, (georgedibble@mindspring.com) is an attorney and CEO emeritus of the Colorado Association of Commerce & Industry (CACI). Mr. Dibble brings more than 35 years experience in state and federal government relations experience. He joined Tomlinson & Associates in 1999 after retiring from a successful 15 year career at CACI.

George Dibble


Ed Bowditch (edbowditch@aol.com) has more than 20 years experience with Colorado state government.  He has worked on Legislative Council staff, the staff of the Joint Budget Committee, as Deputy Director of the Governor's Office of State Planning & Budgeting and for the past seven years served as Vice Chancellor of the Colorado State University System.  Ed has an undergraduate degree from Colorado College and a Master's Degree in Public Policy from Harvard University.





Jennifer Cassell ( jennifer.cassell@gmail.com ) has just recently joined the team after having worked in Governor Hickenlooper’s Office of Economic Development and International Trade for the past 2 years.  Prior to that, Jennifer was part of the Governor’s Legislative Policy team and an aide for a state representative. She has earned a BA from the University of Kansas, received a graduate certificate from the University of Geneva, Graduate School of International Studies and has earned a Master of Arts in International Studies from the University of Denver, Josef Korbel School of International Studies.



Relationships and Philosophy

Tomlinson & Associates takes a great deal of pride in our long-standing relationships with our 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. 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. We 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 others. We work hard at maintaining contacts and relationships and the trust of members of the Executive Branch and the various departments of state government. We work closely with various business organizations, local governments and trade associations to achieve the desired goals of our clients.

Our experience and individual practices are focused on representing the interests of higher education, business and public entities. Our legislative issues have included tort reform, auto and workers' compensation insurance reform, environmental quality, health care reform, infrastructure improvement, tax reform, transportation, economic development and human resources. Individual and collaborative experiences have taken place in a number of forums: the corporate setting, the state legislature, various state regulatory agencies and participation in broad-based coalition building with affinity organizations and associations. We can provide you with the contacts and the services you need!


We provide a wide range of services to our clients, including:

  • Lobbying
  • Statutory research and drafting
  • Regulatory agency relations
  • Public affairs
  • Grassroots organization and implementation
  • Strategic planning
  • Monitoring and reporting
  • Opposition research
  • Coalition building
  • Political action committee (PAC) organization and research
  • Ballot initiatives
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