Director of Strategic Partnerships


College:Colorado Institute of Art

Chris does it all, from managing creative deliverables to campaign concepting to directing the creative team on brand design and strategy.

Brands Worked On

Frontier Airlines, Exempla Hospitals (now SCL Health System), Owens Corning, Kraft Foods, Steelcase, UMB Bank, Natural Grocers, DDR (now SITE Centers), DCT Industrial, Link Logistics, City of Aurora, Phillips Edison, Credit Union of Colorado, Craig Hospital

Previous Companies

Genesis, Ripcord, Uhl Illustration

Industry Experience

REIT, Financial Services, Real Estate Healthcare, Elective Care, B2B2C, Franchises, Government, Professional & Trade Services, Technology

Things you might not know about Chris Thomas

Cities lived in:

Denver, Lakewood, Littleton. Um yeah so pretty much Colorado.

Unexpected fun fact:

For a tall, gangly dude, I’m actually a pretty good dancer.

A quote you love:

Favorite food(s):

Vietnamese. And pretty much anything my wife cooks - she’s amazing.

What do you do in your spare time?

Rock and roll. Outdoors stuff–ski, bike, camp. Lately it’s been a lot of home remodeling. Drawing and painting.



VP, Brand

Birthplace:Denver, CO

College:University of Colorado at Boulder

Leading all things brand at COHN, CJ Powell works to see the world from the client’s perspective so he can tap into brand storytelling and create content that generates awareness, nurtures engagement, and converts sales.