What You Should Know About CCP

From the very beginning, it’s always been about people for us; connecting with, listening to their opinions,  informing them,  communicating a point of view, conveying a message or a perspective. We believe an informed and engaged community is a place where people feel heard. 

We are Combs Communication Partners (CCP), and we understand that it’s always about people; it’s about you. 


The reason CCP formed was to provide the necessary platform of talented specialists who can connect and engage with people you’re trying to reach. We achieve this task by partnering our clients’ goals and objectives, combine it with our proven methodologies and consistent messaging frameworks, and the results are personalized, effective communication solutions. 

The results we implore are new approaches; concepts and connecting experiences that bring value to the lives of those you wish to reach. We go beyond traditional methods taking a creative, multi-faceted approach which is tailored to all audiences. In the end, it’s really about the people, the impact in their communities, and what they need to know about you and your project.

It's no secret that at CCP we specialize in taking complex project objectives and simplify them to effectively communicate with key, strategic, and project wide stakeholders. 

With CCP we take a view from the inside out because we understand doing it right the first time builds the confidence our clients have come to expect. 

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Our communication team will evaluate your project communication goals and objectives by providing  a brief, no cost, exploration of how we can assist you and your project team. Our focus will identify proven outreach methodologies for the successful achievement of reaching your targeted audience (s) with proven communication methods and tactics.  

Call or e-mail us today to start the process of mapping out best practices for your effective communication plan.

Experience Matters

Our team collectively has over 50 years of experience managing complex

strategic communication and branding projects. We understand the

importance of consistent messaging and custom methodologies to ensure

the buy-in of your stakeholders. Our team understands the value of public

engagement when tax payer dollars along with private investment funds has

resulted in multi-billion dollar investments.

The Communication Force


Marion E. Combs

President & CEO

Ivan W. Burwell
Strategic Partner

Ivan W. Burwell

Strategic Partner  

Sylvia H. Cordy

Sylvia H. Cordy

Strategic Partner


Tracy N. Williams 

Strategic Partner


Christina Zazueta

Strategic Partner

Christopher M. Johnson

Outreach Specialist II

Christopher M. Johnson

Outreach Specialist II


Marion E. Combs

 Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Marion Combs is a Denver, Colorado native who began her strategic communications career in 1999 as the Public Information Liaison consultant on the award winning Transportation Expansion Project (T-REX). A $1.67 billion, multi-modal project co-owned by the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) and the Regional Transportation District (RTD).

Marion has extensive experience in managing strategic communications programs for large and small infrastructure  projects. From a $90 million design-build highway improvement project inclusive of a community centered door-to-door outreach campaign for the North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT), to the $2.5 billion Regional Transportation District (RTD) FasTracks Program Project known as Eagle P3 , the first USA transit, public, private, partnership project. 

Marion and her team managed the 6 year construction centered public information deliverable on behalf of the RTD selected concessionaire, Denver Transit Partners (DTP) led by  Fluor, a multinational engineering and construction firm in JV partnership with Balfour Beatty, a leading international infrastructure group providing innovative and efficient infrastructure, and many top design, contractor, safety, and environmental organizations inclusive of numerous local, small, minority, and women owned firms. 

Sylvia H. Cordy

 Sylvia Cordy has more than 30 years of experience in stakeholder engagement, consensus building, strategic communications, issues management and media/public relations. In 1983, she founded Cordy & Company (C&C), a public relations agency that specializes in structuring and executing communications strategies to align its clients with the communities they serve.   

Sylvia has extensive experience in the transportation industry. She has managed stakeholder engagement, consensus building and public outreach for highway construction projects, including a Major Investment Study for the East Corridor from Downtown Denver to Denver International Airport for the Denver Regional Transportation of Governments (DRCOG), and Kimley Horn & Associates. 

Sylvia also developed and managed the communications plan for "D.C. Streets: An Innovative Partnership for Better Roads", a public/private partnership that included the Federal Highway Administration ( FHWA), The District of Columbia Department of Public Works, and private entity, VMS, Inc.. a local business enterprise.  

Tracy N. Williams

 A public relations professional with more than 20 years of experience in the communications/public relations field (corporate and private sectors) including corporate communications, community outreach and engagement, media relations, internal/external communications, copy writing, marketing, advertising, video script writing/production, event planning and social media strategies. 

Tracy is a new century PR professional who embraces web technologies and uses Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter as just a few of the tools in her PR arsenal. Extensive connections in Denver’s communities of color have helped bridge the gap between clients and their various stakeholders. 

Ivan W. Burwell

 Ivan is an advertising, marketing and communication specialist with over 20 years of experience in the strategic development, design, and execution of targeted merchandising and promotional programs. His unique approach has resulted in a very successful track record of building brand equity and generating product trial resulting in incremental sales that have continuously exceeded plan. Ivan has also served with distinction on corporate innovation teams whereby the objective was to identify, evaluate, and recommend new business development strategies and best practices.

As the first Director of Multicultural Marketing at the Coors Brewing Company, Ivan established the template and methodology that concentrated on both advertising and retail marketing development based upon a strategic platform and keen consumer insights. 


In 2013, Street Source Marketing was selected to manage the Joint Marketing Fund on behalf of the concessionaires at Denver International Airport. In that capacity, there is responsibility for overall concessions marketing, media planning and placement, both inside and outside of the airport, providing insights and research with respect to the concessions program, develop promotions to drive revenue, manage concessions advisory committee, assist with job fairs, and provide overall strategic consultation and fund management.

Christina Zazueta

An integrity driven public information professional contributing successful experience in marketing, public health, and transportation projects. Proficient in building relationships in diverse and Spanish speaking communities. Strong interpersonal and communication skills. Dedicated to driving positive project communication outcomes through creativity, consistency and robust relationship management.

Christina has key proficiency in the following areas that make her contributions on any project invaluable.

  • Project Management
  • Public  Speaking
  • Event  Coordination
  • Client Relationship Management 
  • Writing and Editing
  • Media and Community Relations
  • Public Health Education
  • Fluent in Spanish- written and verbal

we’ve built our reputation by focusing on establishing trust

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At CCP, we develop project specific messages and use proven methods of communication to assist you in informing and educating the audiences that matter most when effective, measurable communication is paramount.  We are committed to assisting our clients in developing and maintaining key, productive relationships that go beyond just the project scope.  

CCP delivers added value to your project by advancing your project goals. We welcome the opportunity to review your

Public Information Outreach strategies and assist with meeting your project /organizational goals and


We’re here for the long-term.

Our communication solutions include:

  • Strategic Public Information/Public Involvement
  • Workforce Development
  • Small Business Enterprise Outreach
  • Crisis Communication
  • Marketing
  • Media Relations
  • Affordable Housing Stakeholder Engagement
  • Social Media Strategies
  • Video Production
  • Special Event Planning

As your partner, our team joins you on the front line as part of project development, community engagement and fiscal responsibility to you and your partners. Our teams core competency and reputation is our ability to act

responsibly often ahead of established time lines and to develop real time solutions that often result in exceeding expectations. 

At the end of the day this saves our clients time and money and ensures that we meet the established budget.