KATIE BEHNKE
Co-Founder 

The Starboard Group

As comfortable practicing her shot on the family ranch in Moffat County as she is on the campaign trail, Managing Partner Katie Behnke has never been one to mince words. This straight-shooting style has served Katie well as she executed a number of successful political and fundraising campaigns throughout her career.

Katie has advised a veritable who’s who of Colorado politics. Senator Elect Cory Gardner, Attorney General Cynthia Coffman, Lt. Gov. Jane Norton, Congressman Mike Coffman, Colorado Attorney General John Suthers, State Senate Majority Leader Mark Hillman, Aurora Mayor Ed Tauer, U.S. Sen. Ben Nighthorse Campbell and Gov. Bill Owens have all, at one time or another, counted on Katie for her sage advice and hard work. Most recently, Katie served as the Finance Director and Deputy Campaign Manager for Senator Cory Gardner’s U.S. Senate race.

Katie’s independent Western spirit, combined with her love of Colorado, led her to co-found The Starboard Group in 2008. A fourth-generation Coloradan, Katie serves as the Denver board chair for the March of Dimes, the Regional Chair for Teneo, the Colorado Leadership Board for Maverick PAC and is on the National Thought Leaders Advisory Council for the Edith Sanford Breast Cancer Foundation. She also volunteers her time with several non-profits in the region.