Kathie Barstnar


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Kathie is a graduate of Washburn University with a degree in Political Science and a minor in History.

She has been in the association management industry since 1977, working with professional societies, trade associations and corporations, both national and international.

In 1996, at the request of several associations wishing to benefit from her knowledge and expertise, Kathie developed WMR as a service resource.  Using a combination of personal experience, knowledgeable staff and state-of-the-art technology she has created and nurtured an efficient and effective firm, which excels at the functions inherent in a vital organization.

Her success has been recognized by NAIOP – The Commercial Real Estate Development Association, which with over fifty-four chapters and over 17,000 members honored her contribution to the organization by naming her a two time winner of the Chapter Executive Director of the Year in 2002 and 2010.  She was honored again in 2012 and 2014 for her work on the development of a detailed written strategic plan for NAIOP Colorado’s Legislative Advocacy Program.

She continues to pursue activities in several professional associations, presents continuing education seminars on a national level and is currently working toward her CAE (Certified Association Executive) designation.  She was a participant in the Denver Metro Chamber Leadership Foundation’s Legacy Denver Program.  She is a 2010 graduate of the Leadership Program of the Rockies and a graduate of the 2012 LPR Graduate School of Persuasion.

Kathie was also recognized in 2011 and 2014 as a Finalist in the Denver Business Journal Power Book awards in the Commercial Real Estate category.  This event recognizes C-level executives who are considered among Denver’s most influential business leaders.