Stryker-Munley Group Denver is a business-to-business public relations, public affairs and crisis management firm. Our services include Strategic Community Investment, media relations, public affairs, branding, social media and crisis communications.
Strategic Community Investment is a belief that successful businesses are firmly grounded in connections to the communities in which they serve. Whether our clients choose to sit on boards, join trade groups, associations, or attend events, we help them make the best investments of both time and money to leverage their business goals and meet community need.
A Denver native, Andy Boian is president of Stryker-Munley Group, Denver, a full-service public relations, communications and public affairs firm that works with its clients to build mutually beneficial relationships for maximum opportunity. He has been referred to as a natural “connector,” a term coined in Malcolm Gladwell’s book, The Tipping Point.
He began his professional career in telecommunications, being named senior vice president for a large firm in Denver, responsible for corporate communications, marketing and community investment in 11 nationwide locations. He is a recipient of the Denver Business Journal’s “Forty Under 40” award, the Colorado Statesman’s “Fifty for the Future” and Metropolitan State University of Denver’s “Mover and Shaker” award. Additionally, Andy was also recognized by his alma mater as an Alumnus of Distinction, the first in political science in the history of the university. In 1999, he was asked to run as a Colorado representative of the Democratic National Committee. After a successful campaign, he served four years at the national level.
Presently, he is engaged in electoral politics at both the national and regional levels, working with numerous constituencies. He has served as a senior campaign advisor and speechwriter, and in these capacities, he has worked on numerous presidential, U.S. Senate, gubernatorial and mayoral campaigns over the course of 20 plus years. Additionally, he served on the transition teams for both the nation’s forty-second president and a United States secretary of the interior. Andy is currently a faculty member for the Daniels College of Business M.B.A. program and an adjunct professor at the distinguished Korbel Graduate School of International Studies, both at the University of Denver. He has been on the faculty of the University of Colorado and Arapahoe Community College as well as Metropolitan State University of Denver for 14 years and was named a favorite professor two separate times.
Andy is remarkably active in the Denver community. In 2008 he co-founded ExecConnect, a unique nonprofit organization made up of senior executives, community leaders and business owners with a mission to harness the energy of the group’s valued relationships and related knowledge to further the prosperity of the Denver community and help solve some of the metro areas most intractable issues. For nine years, Andy served on the board of the Kempe Foundation, the nation’s leader in the treatment and prevention of child abuse and neglect, including two years as its chairman. He served six years on the board of the Denver Botanic Gardens including two years as vice chairman. He is currently a board member of Denver Kids, BBVA Compass Bank, CORE24, Colorado Succeeds and the Opportunity Coalition. He also currently serves as the chairman of a gubernatorial campaign in California. He is a frequent guest commentator on television news programs and speaks regularly to audiences on corporate, community and political topics and how, specifically, they can better integrate. Additionally, Andy contributes resources gratis to the nonprofit and for-profit community on a regular basis.
“Andy’s Team was an integral part of our public relations and media relations strategy for the Daniels College of Business. Their business acumen and strategic guidance was complemented with their professionalism, responsiveness and media savvy. They were key to facilitating tactical media introductions to secure valuable placements.”
Dr. Dan Baack
Associate Professor; Assistant Dean; Program Director, Daniels College of Business, University of Denver
“Andy and his company have served as a valued part of our team for seven consecutive years helping develop the Grant Thornton brand in Denver. As I stepped into my role as the Denver office’s managing partner, relocating from Grant Thornton’s Wichita office, their longstanding relationship with our firm helped ensure that my transition was successful. The entire team understands Denver’s business community, and through a strategic immersion plan, helped introduce me to key leaders and integrate me into the community. The return on our investment has been undeniable.”
Denver Office Managing Partner, Grant Thornton
“The team has gone above and beyond for our company. What sets them apart is their relationships within the community, including media, business leaders and government officials. For our work on co-development of the historic Denver Union Station especially, they have been thoughtful and thorough, ensuring we are maximizing our brand on both a local and national scale.”
CEO & Co-Founder, McWhinney