SE2, Sondermann open new chapters as Morrisey, Anderson take agency reins

Eric Sondermann, Eric Anderson, Susan Morrisey

SE2 has some news worthy of a megaphone.

This past week, Eric Sondermann formalized his transition from SE2, allowing him to pursue a host of other varied interests. For his next chapter, Eric S. intends to move in multiple directions instead of focusing on a single job. Those include further civic leadership, more writing and commentary, some high-level consulting, perhaps even something entrepreneurial, as well as time on his bicycle.  And plenty more. He’s thinking of it as “Sondermann-at-large”.

It’s the culmination of 17 years with SE2, dating back to its inception, plus a dozen more years he spent leading its predecessor firm, The Sondermann Group. Most recently, he served as SE2’s chairman.

Moving forward, Eric Anderson and Susan Morrisey will share SE2 ownership and leadership responsibilities, continuing their roles as CEO and president respectively. The talented staff of 11 will remain in place unchanged. Together this team has a cumulative seven decades of experience at SE2 and leverages an equally experienced network of longtime SE2 project partners.

It’s impossible to sum up Eric S.’s impact and influence on SE2 and its clients in one blog item so we won’t even try at this point. But plan on hearing more from us in coming months as we try to recognize in a small way his contributions.

For the three of us, it has been a great ride. Unlike the vast majority of business partnerships (or so we’ve heard), we’ve always gotten along, made decisions together, and been in sync about what clients need and how to manage the firm.

That spirit will continue under Eric A. and Susan’s leadership. SE2 continues to have some terrific projects and clients, and we continue to work to advance some of Colorado’s most pressing public issues. We also have great strength within the firm, with a team that includes some of the hardest working, most passionate people we’ve ever met.

While the ownership and direction of the firm is in Eric A. and Susan’s hands, Eric S. will still collaborate with us on current and future projects, ensuring continuity for existing clients. We continue to office together at 770 Sherman Street, just south of downtown Denver.

This is a new chapter for all of us, and part of the natural evolution of the firm. We’re all excited about what the future holds for us, respectively. And we remain, as always, good friends.