Edie oversees Pinnacol’s internal and external communications, government relations and community relations functions.
She joined the company in 2014, bringing 20+ years of experience in health policy and public affairs. Before coming to Pinnacol, she was the vice president of strategic initiatives for the Center for Improving Value in Health Care, helping to develop policy and cultivate the networks to support CIVHC’s efforts to transform healthcare payment and delivery in Colorado. Previously, Sonn served as the senior director of public affairs at the Colorado Medical Society, where she oversaw government affairs at both the state and federal levels and led numerous health policy initiatives. Before joining CMS, Sonn was a public affairs and public relations consultant, developing legislative, communication and community outreach strategies for a wide range of insurance, healthcare and nonprofit clients.
Sonn holds a master’s degree in public policy from Duke University and is a bachelor of arts graduate and a Boettcher Scholar from Colorado College. She chairs the board of the Mental Health Center of Denver, the Colorado Competitive Council and the Pinnacol Foundation, and also serves on the boards of the Colorado Association of Commerce and Industry, Metro Denver Economic Development Corporation and Colorado Medical Society Foundation. She is a member of the Metropolitan State University of Denver Community Cabinet and a mentor for the Colorado College Public Interest Fellowship Program.
She was named a 2018-2019 Governors Fellow by Governor John Hickenlooper. She has been named the “Outstanding Woman in Business: Communications/Media” by the Denver Business Journal and received the “Bridge Builder” award from the Colorado Behavioral Health Council.