August 1, 2023

Former Deputy Director for Budget at the Colorado Office of State Planning and Budgeting Megan Davisson Joins Cornerstone

(Denver) – Cornerstone Government Affairs announced today the addition of former Deputy Director for Budget at the Colorado Office of State Planning and Budgeting (OSPB) Megan Davisson to the firm’s Colorado office. Davisson possesses more than 15 years of experience working on complex statewide and local government budget and legislative projects.

“It is a great honor to join Cornerstone’s Denver Office,” Davisson said. “I am excited to be a part of a forward-thinking, problem-solving firm. I look forward to utilizing my extensive budget and process experience in Colorado’s legislative, executive and local government to benefit our clients.”

Davisson joins Cornerstone following her time at the Colorado Office of State Planning and Budgeting, where she held two roles: Deputy Director for Budget and Chief of Budget Review. In these roles, Davisson led the statewide budget process to deliver the Governor’s budget on time and within guidance for principal departments. She briefed the Governor, Cabinet members, senior staff and key legislators on top deliverables in the budget. She also managed General Fund balancing and baselining, as well as providing strategic and technical support for budget decision-making and negotiations. Additionally, Davisson oversaw, trained and supervised a team of analysts while liaising with Cabinet members the statewide Budget Directors group and department budget directors.

Before the Colorado Office of State Planning and Budgeting, Davisson served as a Senior Budget and Policy Analyst for Douglas County, Colorado, where she worked under the County Manager to provide financial, budget and policy analysis, evaluations and administrative recommendations of programs, projects and expenditures. In addition, she integrated multi-channel communications of proposed legislative changes and the projected impacts on various county programs between the County Commissioners and staff program experts.

Davisson started her career as Principal Legislative and Budget Analyst for the Colorado Joint Budget Committee, where she developed an understanding of the operational, financial and policy issues impacting multiple state departments and made independent recommendations to members of the Colorado Joint Budget Committee.

Davisson received her Bachelor of Arts from the University of Notre Dame and her Master of Public Policy from the University of Denver.

“We are thrilled to welcome Megan to the Colorado team,” firm President Campbell Kaufman said. “Her specific area of expertise is unmatched, and we look forward to how she can assist our current and future clients in the state.”

Davisson joins a well-established Colorado team that includes Jim Driscoll, Kara van Stralen and Lucy Lasseur.