Kristi Estes


Calm, methodical and detail-oriented, Kristi brings 110% to work every day, and she’s never satisfied with “good enough.” Clients love her not only for her unparalleled commitment to quality, but because of her peaceful demeanor, even-keeled personality and poker face. An amazing photographer and former journalist, she possesses excellent writing skills, strong leadership qualities, a strategic media mind and a creative soul. 

Kristi has been with CIG since the company’s inception. She currently manages day-to-day operations at CIG and oversees communication efforts on I-25 North Express Lanes Segments 5 & 6, the Arvada Grade Separation Project and CDOT’s Colorado Transportation Investment Office (CTIO). She previously managed the public information team for CDOT’s US 36 Express Lanes Project and Central 70 Project. Prior to her involvement with US 36, Kristi provided strategic counsel to the public information team for the Regional Transportation District’s (RTD) multi-billion-dollar FasTracks program, implementing and managing a comprehensive communications plan designed to shape and influence public perception and build support for the high-impact public project.

Before joining CIG, Kristi served as the community and business manager for Denver’s Transportation Expansion (T-REX) Project, where she was responsible for creating and implementing overall project messaging for the $1.67 billion public improvement project. She also served as the point-person for public involvement for the Elati Light Rail Maintenance Facility, managing community relations for the controversial build. Kristi also served as communication specialist for the I-225 Major Investment Study (MIS), coordinating programs in public involvement and facilitating public meetings.

  • Bachelor of Arts in journalism, Metropolitan State University
  • Accredited in Public Relations (APR) through the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA)