Karen Crummy

Karen Crummy

Principal

Karen Crummy brings a diverse background and two decades of communications experience to her clients. Karen specializes in strategic communications and message development.

After earning her law degree, Karen worked as a civil rights and criminal attorney before shifting her focus to journalism. As an award-winning reporter with The Boston Herald and The Denver Post, Crummy developed a reputation as one of the West’s most tenacious political and investigative journalists.

Karen’s tenure as a lawyer and reporter provides her clients with a unique perspective on both offensive and defensive strategies. She has successfully developed communication plans for a range of issues, campaigns, and crisis situations and has mastered the art of tracking opposition groups and their funding.

Prior to founding BluePrint Strategies, Karen was the Communications Director for CRED (Coloradans for Responsible Energy Development), a multi-year campaign created to educate the public about energy development. She also simultaneously directed communications for a political issue committee backed by the oil and gas industry and pro-business groups to fight anti-energy ballot measures.

In both capacities, Karen developed, executed and managed a cohesive, interactive communications infrastructure across a broad and diverse network of consultants, employees, industry, business leaders and activist groups.

Karen received her B.A. and M.A. from the University of Colorado and her J.D. from the University of San Francisco School of Law. However, her most valuable learning experiences came from middle school. Navigating the treacherous waters of seventh-grade as a teenage girl was the ideal foundation for managing politics, business and the media.

Cinamon Watson

Cinamon Watson

Principal

Cinamon Watson brings a rich background and nearly two decades of communications and public affairs experience to her clients. She began her career researching, writing, and developing policy positions in Washington, D.C. She sharpened her skills on the campaign trail working for a diverse list of candidates and issues. She specializes in developing and executing successful communications and community relations programs.

Working in political campaign environments has sharpened Cinamon’s skills and provided her with unique experiences that translate into an edge for her clients. Known for being ‘unflappable,’ Cinamon shines in crisis situations. In addition to managing intense deadlines and crisis communications, she is experienced in fundraising and event planning, and has developed a keen eye for detail.

Prior to founding BluePrint Strategies, Cinamon managed the re-election campaign of Congressman Mike Coffman, one of the top races in the country. She previously served Community Relations Officer for Douglas County School District, a district of more than 65,000 students and 7,000 employees. During her tenure, she significantly expanded district communications through consistent messaging and the development of new communication vehicles.

Cinamon has served on a number of community boards including the Colorado Ballet Board of Trustees and the Developmental Disabilities Resource Center. She is on a quest to see the great art masterpieces around the world. As such, she counts art museums among her ‘happy places’ and fancies herself an amateur artist. A graduate of the University of Colorado, Watson and her husband make their home in Morrison, Colorado.

Jennifer Webster

Jennifer Webster

Principal

Jennifer Webster is an accomplished government and public affairs strategist. She began her career on Capitol Hill and honed her skills working in all levels of government and in a range of industry boardrooms. Jennifer counts an impressive number of wins among her many professional successes including the passage of statewide transportation funding measures and delivery of major, multi-billion energy projects. Jennifer specializes in developing effective public affairs strategies.

Known for her ability to build successful coalitions, develop strategic community support, and guide clients through difficult issues, Jennifer brings a wealth of government and community relations expertise to the team.

Prior to founding BluePrint Strategies, Jennifer was the Manager of Government and Public Affairs in the west for Pioneer Natural Resources – a large, independent oil and gas company. She previously served as Senior Vice President of Public Affairs and Communications for the Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce, and managed the Policy and Government Relations Division at the Colorado Department of Transportation.

Jennifer serves on the Board of Directors for the Colorado Petroleum Association (CPA), the Western Energy Alliance Advisory Board (WEA), and is a founding member of both the Colorado Chapter of the Women’s Energy Network, and “Women in Energy,” a networking consortium of professional women in the energy sector that includes over 1300 members.

As a graduate of the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Jennifer is said to “bleed maize and blue” and is known to break spontaneously into off-key versions of “Hail to the Victors” during football season. She and her family make their home in Centennial, CO.