Normena Walton

Normena Walton is a native New Yorker who has lived in Colorado for over 25 years.

She holds a B.A. in Communications from Marist College and has worked in both the non-profit and private sectors. Previously, she worked in advertising at BBDO New York and Thomas & Perkins in Denver, Colorado.  Currently, she is a Senior Contract Specialist at IHS Markit, having managed over $70MM in contracts for the Federal government. She lives in Arvada, CO, with her husband, Matthew.  They have two children, one in high school and the other at the University of Colorado.  She enjoys the arts, hiking, volunteering at Urban Peak, and spending time with her family.

“At the age of forty-one, my mother decided to return to college to complete her education.  At the time, I didn’t realize the sacrifice this decision required for a divorced mother of three children. She worked a full-time job, took classes in the evenings, and graduated from Marymount Manhattan College with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration. She demonstrated the importance of education and showed me that it is never too late to pursue your dreams.”

“The purpose of an education… is to create in a person the ability to look at the world for himself, to make his own decisions.”

-James Baldwin