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The Huttner Group

The Huttner Group Inc. is a Boulder-based firm which helps solve complex financial, political, communications and public policy problems in a variety of industries.

Michael Huttner is the President of the Huttner Group, Inc. since 2010 and is a corporate and political strategist, investment banker, attorney and entrepreneur.  He is the immediate past CEO of Fenton, the global social change agency.  

Michael initiated the first meeting in Colorado to decriminalize recreational cannabis which led to the drafting and passage of Amendment 64. Michael has helped launch over 40 different political organizations and has led communications ‘war-rooms’ for political and private clients.

Michael also is the Founder of ProgressNow, a network of state-based communications organizations that moves people to action through communications and digital media. Described as the “crown jewel” of progressive investors’ efforts to build messaging power in the states, Huttner started ProgressNow in the back of his law firm with his personal list of 700 email addresses in 2003. Now the ProgressNow partner states combined membership exceeds 4.1 members in 23 states. million individuals.

Previously, Michael was a founding partner in the Denver law firm of Foster, Graham and Huttner where he headed the firm’s political, nonprofit and lobbying practice. Prior to his private practice, he worked as Policy Advisor to Governor Roy Romer and clerked at the Clinton White House for the Office of the Counsel to the President. Michael also has taught as an adjunct professor at the University of Denver College of Law.

He earned his J.D. from the University of California, Hastings Law School, where he served on the Hastings Law Journal, and his B.A. from Brown University.

2020 Interview in Rolling Stone:

https://www.rollingstone.com/politics/politics-features/mike-bloomberg-presidential-campaign-progressive-trump-bernie-sanders-957473/

2017 Interview in Westword:

https://www.westword.com/marijuana/michael-huttner-and-powerplant-strategies-pushing-cannabis-investment-policies-9134764

2016 Named CEO of Fenton:

https://www.denverpost.com/2016/06/06/liberal-ace-michael-huttner-named-ceo-of-social-change-firm/

2010 Interview with the Denver Post:

https://www.denverpost.com/2010/01/13/progressive-pol-proudly-embraces-the-l-word/

Michael Huttner helped found the following organizations:

Action Network

HMC Council

ProgressNow

ProgressNow Education

California: Courage Campaign

Colorado: ProgressNow Colorado

Florida: Progress Florida

Georgia: Better Georgia

Iowa: ProgressIowa

Massachusetts: ProgressMass

Michigan: Progress Michigan

Minnesota: Alliance for a Better Minnesota

Missouri: Progress Missouri

Nebraska: BOLD Nebraska

New Hampshire: Granite State Progress

New Mexico: ProgressNew Mexico

Nevada: ProgressNow Nevada

North Carolina: Progress NC

Ohio: ProgressOhio

Ohio: Ohio Alliance

Pennsylvania: Keystone Progress

Pennsylvania: Pennsylvania Alliance

Texas: Progress Texas

Utah: Alliance for a Better Utah

Virginia: Progress VA

Washington: Fuse Washington

Wisconsin: One Wisconsin Now