**Specialist in Aviation and Local Government**
Named one of the four most "Politically Influential Professionals Under 40" by 5280 Magazine in 2008, Tish Maes has more than 20 years experience representing national, federal and governmental priorities, as well as corporate and community-wide interests in the state of Colorado and city of Denver. Her areas of focus include aviation and local government.
She began her career in 1997 with the City and County of Denver within Mayor Webb's Office of Education and Advocacy. There she served as the deputy director and in 2002 represented the administration as special assistant to Mayor Webb. Her experience includes serving as advance staff to Vice President Al Gore, staff for the NBC Winter Olympics XIX and XX and many other special projects.
She has served on the board of directors for the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Metro Denver, and was appointed by Colorado's governor to the Council of Advisors on Consumer Credit. She currently serves on the Board of Trustees for the Denver Botanic Gardens, the Blair-Caldwell African American Library Foundation, the Community Athletic Sports Academy and First Lady of Denver's Bringing Back the Arts Foundation.
For more than a decade, Ms. Maes also has served on a number of elections as a Federal Voting Rights Observer for the Office of Personnel Management. She observes the voting practices of various polling sites through the United States that have been identified as potential non-compliant polling precincts during elections and works in tandem with the U.S. Department of Justice.
She is a third-generation Denver native and a graduate of Regis University.