Audrey Cruz, MBA




Denver, CO

(c) ‭‭202.413.0654‬



  • Sustainable leadership
  • Public education
  • Mentoring
  • Transformational change

Audrey at Work:

Audrey Cruz is passionate about engaging stakeholders and helping people cultivate authentic and advantageous relationships. She works to ensure organizations, teams, and communities are equipped, prepared for, and able to move toward successful, sustainable futures. Audrey brings enthusiasm for life, strategic thinking, and growth-mindset to every engagement.


INDUSTRY PREFERENCES: At Tipton, Audrey’s focus is on clients in public education, governmental agencies, and benefit / B-corporations.


WORK HISTORY: Audrey has always felt driven to contribute to the wellbeing of others and society. For nearly fifteen years, she’s partnered with diverse organizations to develop strategic and tactical solutions to better serve employees, clients, and communities.Through experiences as a middle school teacher, managing programs ranging from dropout prevention to college success, and now consulting, Audrey’s found her calling in empowering others to reach excellence.


EDUCATION: Audrey received her MBA with specializations in business strategy and change management from the University of Colorado Denver and earned the recognition of Outstanding MBA Graduate for her graduating class. She graduated cum laude with a BA in English and minor in American studies from the George Washington University. Audrey is certified in ethical leadership through the National Association of State Boardsof Accountancy and is a member of Beta Gamma Sigma.

More About Audrey


PERSONAL: Audrey lives in Denver with her husband and rescue pup, Xena Warrior Princess. She loves spending time with her family, hiking/walking, hanging out at coffee shops, listening to podcasts, reading the news, and making trail mix wherever travels take her. Audrey lived in DC for 12 years before moving to Denver and spent her youth between Pennsylvania, Colorado, and Connecticut.


VOLUNTEERING:  For nearly 20 years, Audrey has focused the majority of her volunteer efforts on supporting youth on their paths to success. Her favorite volunteer experience has been mentoring a remarkable young lady on her journey through secondary and post-secondary education for the past six years. Audrey has also served on numerous local, state, and national committees for youth mentoring, including the past three years with the National Collaborative Mentoring Webinar Series.


BELIEFS: “I believe relationships are the foundation of everything, and we are capable of so much more together than individually.”


A FAVORITE QUOTE: “Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved.” – Helen Keller