Kelly Caufield

Vice President of Government Affairs

Kelly Caufield is the Vice President of Government Affairs at Colorado Succeeds, where she oversees the policy agenda, government affairs, and advocacy strategy. In this role she helps to lead statewide coalition building efforts that bring diverse business, education, and community partners together in collaborative ways around a shared policy agenda. She is passionate about strengthening the business commitment to improving public education, which guides her approach in leading the Policy Committee that approves the policy agenda, examines ballot measures, and advises on other key advocacy strategies for business engagement.

Kelly brings over 15 years of policy, research, and advocacy experience to Colorado Succeeds. Prior to joining the team, she was a federal lobbyist for the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), focusing on labor, workforce, and education lobbying efforts on behalf of 275,000 HR business professionals. She also worked for a U.S. Senator and U.S. Congressman in Washington, DC focusing on federal education legislation. She attended the College of William and Mary for her undergraduate degree and George Washington University for her master’s degree in Public Policy. She currently lives in Denver with her husband and two sons.