Adroit in the areas of consumer and community relations, Felicia Boillot Muftic began writing as early as the age of four, but began in the public relations field around 1960 working in New York. When she moved to Denver, although she had already been involved in political affairs, her political involvement became even stronger. Ms. Muftic serves as a partner at Melem USA Import Distribution since 2004 and a political columnist at SkyHi Daily News since 2007. She began her career as the executive director of the Metro District Attorney’s Consumer Office in Denver in 1973, remaining in this position for six years before hosting her own talk show on KNUS in Denver from 1981 to 1983. She then was a clerk and recorder for the City and County of Denver from 1984 to 1991. Following these roles, she found further success in her own private consumer affairs consulting practice from 1995 to 2004. She currently serves as a political columnist for The Winter Park Times since 2019 and runs a blog called The Muftic Forum.
In addition to this tenure, Ms. Muftic was president of her own company, Muftic and Associates, in Denver from 1980 to 1983 and has been a commissioner for the Uniform Consumer Credit Code of Colorado since 1991. Since living in Denver, she was inspired by an issue about the poor paying more money for groceries in low income areas than others. She thus organized a group of women and conducted a comparative pricing study that was published and showed to be true. In 1979, Ms. Muftic became the first woman to run for mayor of Denver. Although she was the runner-up, her historical campaign for the city became not only a highlight of her career, but one for the city of Denver as well.
Prior to the start of her career, Ms. Muftic pursued a formal education at Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois, where she attained a Bachelor of Arts in 1960. She spent her junior year in college in Berlin in the middle of the Cold War, married a refugee from Yugoslavia (now Croatia), led political campaigns on the Northwestern campus, attended the 1960 Democratic convention on the staff of Adlai Stevenson and her Oklahoma senator, and spent 12 years rubbing elbows with and observing national politics as her husband served as Democratic National Committeeman from Colorado. Since graduating, Ms. Muftic went on to author the “Colorado Consumer Handbook,” published by Johnson Books in 1982.
Ms. Muftic maintains involvement with a number of related organizations in her field. A regional advisory board member of the Institute of International Education since the 1970s, she has remained active as a member of the Rotary International since 1995, previously serving in the roles of public relations chair, chair of the world community service committee and program chair. Ms. Muftic also worked heavily with the Consumer Credit Counseling Service of Greater Denver, serving as board member and president of the board from 1985 to 1991 and special projects director from 1991 to 1995, among other roles.
Honored with numerous accolades throughout her career, Ms. Muftic was named Media Person of the Year by the National Association of Social Workers in Colorado and received the Outstanding Contributions in Consumer Affairs Award from the Colorado Federal Executive Board in 1982. A recipient of the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award, she was listed in the 30th edition of Who’s Who In Finance and Industry and several editions of Who’s Who in America, Who’s Who in the West and Who’s Who in the World. Ms. Muftic is the proud mother of three children, as well as a doting grandmother to four beloved grandchildren.