Application for Congressional Commission for Richelle Lyons Burnett

Contact Information

Full Name

Richelle Lyons Burnett

Party Affiliation



Self employed - CEO/Founder of Madison Assessment and Co-Founder eChromic Technologies. Part time ski instructor Vail Resorts.

Educational Background

BS Engineering - University of Virginia MBA - Northwestern University/Kellogg Graduate School of Management

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Professional Background

I believe everyone should volunteer and be involved. My 3 children attend public schools and I have spent much of my volunteering time helping at each school. Since my children are getting older, I am interested in volunteering in other civic areas. I find that only a small fraction of people will volunteer and apparently I am one of them.

Past Political Activity

I have donated (very small amounts!) to both Republican and Democratic candidates.

List of Political and Civic Organizations belonged to

Longmont Sister Cities - Selected as Chaperone (Mexico) Odyssey of the Mind Coach - (1st place in Colorado; 5th place in World Competition) Niwot Elementary School - PTA Treasurer, Overnight chaperone, Library assistant Girl Scout Troop - Treasurer Sunset Middle School - Dance Chair Niwot High School - Spirit Wear Team Somerset Estates HOA - Social Chair Boulder Country Club - President, Ladies 9 hole golf Boulder Country Club - Tennis Team Captain Southwest English Setter Rescue - Foster home, home visits for potential adopters Rocky Mountain Feline Rescue - Foster home


I am truly an Independent/Unaffiliated person (I will vote for the best candidate regardless of party affiliation). My Engineering degree is proof of my ability to think analytically and rationally, making decisions that are in the best interests of all.

Statement on Working with Consensus

Working as a female engineer or on a ship in Antarctica and the Amazon or on Wall Street have all been unusual paths and it has taught me how to fit in and work with all types of individuals. It has fallen to me many times to bring calm to disparate groups and build a consensus. I have studied organizational management and taken negotiation classes. My personality is friendly, upbeat and high energy. I am not afraid to speak my mind but do so in a non judgmental tone.

Relevant Analytic Skills for Commission

My Engineering degree and MBA in Finance are indicators of my ability to solve problems with reason and logic. I am calm, thoughtful and reasonable when it involves problem solving. Coaching children has also helped me in dealing with challenging adults!


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