As well positioned Democrat and Republican lobbyists we have consistently delivered for our clients in difficult situations under challenging circumstances. Our political connections and tenacious style have proven time and again to meet our client's expectations. Together we have proven access to the Governor's office, Joint Budget Committee members and legislative leadership on both sides of the aisle, as well as executives in various State Departments. The firm employs three full-time lobbyists and an office manager, all of whom allow our team to provide unparalleled resources to serve our clients' needs. We invite you to meet the team at Aponté & Busam Public Affairs:

We invite you to meet the team at Aponté & Busam Public Affairs:

    Ruth Aponté, Founding Partner & Political Consultant
Ruth Aponté, who has been lobbying in Colorado for nearly 20 years, is well regarded as one of the premier budget lobbyists in the state. Her work has resulted in millions of dollars annually being directed to client needs. Ms. Aponté has also worked as the executive director of a non-profit organization, organized a campaign to fight a constitutional initiative and is the founding partner of Aponté & Busam. Ms. Aponté has gained the trust and respect of members from both sides of the aisle and consistently secures bipartisan sponsorship and support for client legislation. She holds a Masters Degree in Political Science.

    Edie Busam, Political Consultant
Edie Busam has over 25 years experience in health care administration including hospice administration, reimbursement contracting, and medical device manufacturing. Ms. Busam was successful passing prosthetic parity legislation for the Colorado Coalition for Working Amputees, the first in the country. She has worked on difficult health insurance legislation, health care parity and hospice regulations. Ms. Busam specializes in the areas of nonprofit organizations, health care, and business. She holds degrees in Political Science and Nursing.
    Sara Odendahl, Political Consultant
A veteran of the advertising and marketing community, Sara Odendahl brings over fifteen years of strategic communications experience to her position as Program and Policy Associate. She is skilled in public relations, media affairs and strategy development for public, private and non-profit organizations. She has managed statewide advertising campaigns and specializes in social and cause marketing initiatives. In addition to her duties as Program and Policy Associate, Ms. Odendahl is a registered lobbyist and assists with the firm's lobbying efforts. She holds a Masters Degree in Public Administration.
    Marlene Tiffany, Office Manager
Marlene Tiffany brings over 30 years of detail, organization and management experience to the firm, including 20 years in the health care industry. Her management career includes health care funding and authorization, billing and reimbursement, reimbursement contracting, national reimbursement, manufacturing and operations management. She served on the Board of Directors for the Colorado Association of Medical Equipment Services (CAMES), and on the Medical Advisory Board as chair for Durable Medical and Rehab Equipment. Throughout her career, Ms. Tiffany has been a patient advocate for the disabled community.


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