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Joelle Martinez

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Joelle Martinez is a nationally respected non-profit executive, political strategist, and public affairs specialist. Since 2015, Joelle has served as the Executive Director of the Latino Leadership Institute at the University of Denver.

Previously, Joelle served as a Senior Consultant for Stratton-Carpenter & Associates, an international consulting firm that provides planning, communications, and strategy development for multi-sector clients. Early in her career, Joelle co-founded REM and Associates, a leading business development, public affairs, media relations, and campaign management firm located in Denver.

Joelle has managed and consulted on political and policy campaigns at the local and national levels, working with multiple committees, the Colorado Democratic Party, Labor Council for Latin American Advancement, and Voto Latino.

As a public affairs specialist, Joelle has built winning strategies for candidates and coordinated public affairs efforts for Fortune 500 companies. A national trainer and speaker, Joelle has served as a guest commentator for a number of media outlets on Latino-related issues.

In the community, Joelle co-founded the Colorado Latino Forum and serves as a Trustee for the Mile High United Way. She is also an Executive Board Member of Poder PAC.

A proud Colorado native, Joelle is an alumna of the University of Colorado Boulder. Outside of work, Joelle enjoys spending time with her husband, Jason Prutch, and their twins, Isabella and Mateo.