Chief of Staff

Location: Denver, Colorado

For seven years, Amy Venturi served as Brownstein’s director of community relations and Karma, where she helped shape the firm’s Karma Program into the meaningful and robust program it is today. Amy currently serves as chief of staff at IMA Financial Group, where she works closely with the organization’s chief executive officer on strategic initiatives and co-leads IMA Financial Group’s ESG efforts. In this profile, she tells us about her Brownstein mentor Steve Farber, how the firm has helped shape her career and why she enjoyed matching attorneys with nonprofit boards.

Tell us about your career path after Brownstein.

After I left Brownstein, I joined an oil and gas company to create its community relations program. I was then recruited to serve as the deputy chief of staff to Gov. John Hickenlooper from 2015 through the end of his term. After that role, I joined IMA Financial Group, where I’ve served as the organization’s chief of staff for nearly three and a half years.

What has been a major win in your new role?

We just launched a Difference Makers award across our whole enterprise for individuals who have made a big impact within their local communities. Ten recipients will receive a donation to the charities of their choice. We’re really proud of this effort and excited to recognize these positive influencers in our organization.

What was the most meaningful matter/project you worked on while at the firm?

There were so many meaningful projects, from creating the Karma Committees across the firm’s offices to developing the first community report. Placing people on nonprofit boards was such a meaningful part of my job because I was able to help my colleagues connect their passion to the community. It felt so rewarding because it’s more than just work; it becomes a piece of who they are.

What did you like most about working at Brownstein?

The people at Brownstein are truly what makes the firm so special. My fondest memories are of the people I met and the great friends I made at the firm. Steve Farber became my mentor, and I learned so much from him. Brownstein gave me the foundation for the rest of my career.

What advice would you give to someone starting their career at the firm?

Once you are settled into your job, discover your community passion and serve on a nonprofit board. Giving back is what truly makes a difference in the end.