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DENVER CHAPTER MEMBERS

Last updated: October 21, 2014
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Adrenalin Inc. (corporate member)
Air Force Academy
AllGolf Denver/KemperSports
ATS Marketing
Augustine Sports, LLC
Aurora Golf Courses
Ball State University
Billiard Congress of America
BKB Limited
Black Diamond Group, LLC
Bortz Media & Sports Group
Broadnet
Budweiser Event Center
Buffalo Sports Properties
BurstMarketing
CBS Collegiate Sports Properties
CenturyLink
CEO Challenge LLC
Chesycks Sports Marketing
City of Aurora - Golf Division
Cobalt Digital Inc.
Colbert Sports Management
Colorado Altitude
Colorado College Athletics
Colorado Golf Association
Colorado Mammoth at Pepsi Center
Colorado Open Golf Foundation
Colorado Rockies (corporate member)
Colorado Section PGA
Colorado Ski Country USA
Colorado Springs Sports Corporation
Colorado Springs World Arena
Colorado Sports Hall of Fame
Colorado Studios
Colorado Women's Golf Association
Columbine HealthPlan
Comcast Media Center
Communication Arts, Inc.

Coors Brewing Company
Corona Insights
CSP
Denver Broncos (corporate member)
Denver Newspaper Agency
Denver Nuggets
Denver Outlaws Lacrosse
Denver Post
Disney/ESPN
Domann & Pittman
Echostar
Event Management Group
Executive Womens Golf Association
Faegre & Benson(corporate member)
Floyd's 99 Barbershops
Fox Sports Net Rocky Mountain
(corporate member)
General Sports Alliances
GolfTEC
GroundFloor Media
Hall & Evans, L.L.C. (corporate member)
HD Communications
HDNet
Hogan and Hartson, LLP (corporate member)
Holme Roberts & Owen, LLP (corporate member)
Icon Sports Group
Invesco Field
Jonas Group LLC
Kennedy Childs & Fogg, P.C.
KO Sports, Inc.
Kroenke Sports Enterprises (corporate member)
KUSA-TV / 9NEWS
Latitude Sports Marketing
Lift Studios
Lily Sports & Entertainment
Logomotion
McClain Finlon Advertising
Media Business Corp
MediaZone
Metro Denver Sports Commission (corporate member)
Mile Bowl Organizing Committee
National Ski Patrol/Professional Ski Instructors of America
National Sports Services
Northglenn Judo Club
One Up Tournaments and Travel
Peeples Ink
Pepsi Center (corporate member)
Professional Bull Riders, Inc.
Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association
ProStar Sports Agency
RecFit Consulting
Reebok/CCM
Response Technologies
RF -Sports Marketing and Communications
Rich Clarkson and Associates, LLC
RMAC
Rocky Mountain News
Saturday Series Pro-Ams
Schenkein
Sponsorship Research & Strategy
Sport Dimensions, Inc.
Sports Education Enterprises
Sports Endeavors Inc.
SportsHD Productions, Inc (corporate member)
Sports Partners International, Inc. (corporate member)
Sports Trust
Sutton International Motorsports
The American Alpine Club
The Ardian Group
The Bosco Group
The Colorado Altitude
The Colorado Horse Park
The Hockey Company
The International at Castle Pines (corporate member)
The Sports and Entertainment Company LLC
The Wright Group Event Services
Titan Worldwide
Ultimate Players Association
United States Air Force Academy
United States Olympic Committee (patron member)
University of Colorado at Colorado Springs
University of Denver- Division of Athletics & Recreation
Untraditional Marketing
US Figure Skating (corporate member)
USA Basketball (corporate member)
USA Bobsled & Skeleton (corporate member)
USA Hockey
(corporate member)
USA Swimming (corporate member)
USA Wrestling
USTA Intermountain Section
Venue Partners
Vail Resorts Development Company
Volleyball Professionals
Wellbridge
Western Athletic Conference
Winter Park Resort
XP Companies

Student Memberships:
University of Colorado, Denver
University of Denver

 

Past Events / Denver Chapter

MAY 2008
THE CHANGING FACE OF THE OLYMPIC MOVEMENT - "AMAZING AWAITS"
Panelists:

- Scott Blackmun, Partner, Holme Roberts & Owen LLP
- Rick Burton, Chief Marketing Officer, United States Olympic Committee
- Jim Millman, Chief Executive Officer, USA Boxing
- Sean Petty, Chief Operating Officer, USA Cycling
- Rob Prazmark, President, 21 Sports & Entertainment / Sales Consultant to USOC
- Jim Tooley, Executive Director, USA Basketball


OCTOBER 2007
SPORTS & SCANDAL: WHAT WE HAVE LEARNED AND HOW WE PREPARE FOR THE FUTURE
Panelists:
- Sam Adams, Reporter, Rocky Mountain News
- Mike Bohn, Athletic Director, University of Colorado
- Mark Bryant, Esq.
, Sports Attorney, Law Offices of Mark L. Bryant (Clients include: New Orleans Hornets forward Chris Andersen, among other NBA players)
- Greg Carney, Vice President, Marketing, Denver Broncos
- Dave Mellin, Director, Sponsorships & Brand Communications, Sprint
- Craig Miller, Assistant Executive Director, Communications, USA Basketball
- Ken Reed, EdD., Professor, Sports Ethics, United States Sports Academy
Moderator:
- Reggie Rivers, CBS4 Weekend Sports Anchor; Columnist, Pro Football Weekly (Former Fullback, Denver Broncos)


AUGUST 2007
THE BUSINESS OF GOLF
WELCOME REMARKS:
Russ Miller, Director of Golf, The Broadmoor
Panelists:
- Joe Assell, President and CEO, Co-Founder, GolfTEC Enterprises, LLC.
- Tim Matthews, Director, Marketing & Sports Sponsorships, Denver Newspaper Agency
- Mike Nichols, Vice President of Tournament Business Affairs, LPGA
- A.J. "Jack" Mills Jr., Founder/President, Ascent Sports Management and Attorney/A.J. Mills, Jr., P.C.
Moderator:
- Ed Mate,
Executive Director, Colorado Golf Association


MAY 2007
MEMBERS NIGHT AT A BASEBALL GAME
COLORADO ROCKIES vs. ARIZONA DIAMONDBACKS


MARCH 2007
THE BUSINESS OF COLLEGE SPORTS
Speakers:

- Peg Bradley-Doppes, Vice Chancellor for Athletics, University of Denver
- Tim Cline, Senior Vice President, Learfield Sports
- Pam Hollander, Director of Sponsorships, Promotions & Public Relations,  Allstate
- Tom Jacobs, Director of Championships, NCAA
- Paul Kowalczyk, Director of Athletics, Colorado State University
- Dr. Hans J. Mueh, Director of Athletics, United States Air Force Academy
Moderator:
- Clay Matvick, Play-by-Play Announcer, ESPNU


NOVEMBER 2006
KEYNOTE ADDRESS & LUNCHEON FEATURING:

Jerry Colangelo
Jerry Colangelo
Chairman and CEO, Phoenix Suns
2006-2008 USA Men's Senior National Team Managing Director, USA Basketball


OCTOBER 2006
THE BUSINESS OF FOOTBALL: NEW SEASON, NEW NIGHT FOR PRIMETIME, NEW LEADERSHIP: WHAT WILL THIS MEAN FOR THE LEAGUE?
Speakers:
 -  Joe Ellis
, Executive Vice President of Business Operations, Denver Broncos 
 - Paul Sheehy
, Attorney at Law/ President/General Counsel, ProStar Sports Agency  
 -  Michael Young
, Executive Vice President, Colorado Crush  
Moderator:
 
 -  Sam Adams, Rocky Mountain News


JUNE 2006
THE BUSINESS OF BASEBALL: FOX SPORTS NET & COLORADO ROCKIES: A WINNING PARTNERSHIP (panel discussion & game)
Opening remarks:
Charles K. Monfort, Chairman & CEO, Colorado Rockies
Speakers:
- Greg Feasel
, Senior Vice President, Business Operations, Colorado Rockies
- Tim Griggs, Vice President/General Manager, Fox Sports Net Rocky Mountain
- Rich Karlis, Director, Sponsorship & Events, Qwest Communications
- Laurel Prieb, Major League Baseball
Moderator:
- James Paton, Business Reporter, Rocky Mountain News


MARCH 2006
GAME ON: THE RETURN OF THE NHL

Speakers:
- Paul Andrews, Executive Vice President/CMO, Kroenke Sports Enterprises
- John Bissert, Western Sales Director, Reebok/CCM
- Matt Hutchings, COO, Altitude Sports & Entertainment
- Steve Saunders, Event Marketing Director, Coors Brewing Company
Moderator:
- Steve Sander, Principal, PURE Brand Communications


JANUARY 2006
ONE-ON-ONE with CHRIS STIEPOCK, GENERAL MANAGER, ESPN WINTER X GAMES


Chris Stiepock
General Manager
ESPN Winter X Games


DECEMBER 2005
THE BUSINESS OF SNOWSPORTS
Speakers:
- Leigh Augustine, Owner, Augustine Sports, LLC
- Jon Franklin, President, The Sports & Entertainment Company LLC
- Tom Kelly, Vice President, Marketing Communications, US Ski & Snowboard Association
- Perkins Miller, Senior Vice President, Business Group, Intrawest Colorado
- Dave Taylor, Field Marketing Manager, Coors Brewing Company
Moderator:

- John Meyer, Olympics and Skiing Writer, The Denver Post


NOVEMBER 2005
MEMBER RECEPTION @ COLORODO SPORTS HALL OF FAME
Keynote address:

- Tom Lawrence, Chief Executive Officer, Colorado Sports Hall of Fame
- Theo Gregory, Chairman of the Board, Colorado Sports Hall of Fame


SEPTEMBER 2005
THE CHANGING FACE OF SPORTS MEDIA
Speakers:
- Kevin Dale, Assistant Managing Editor/Sports, The Denver Post
- Drew Goodman, Broadcaster, Fox Sports Net Rocky Mountain
- Tim Griggs, Vice President and General Manager, Fox Sports Net Rocky Mountain
- Matt Hutchings, Chief Operating Officer, Altitude Sports & Entertainment
- John Temple, Editor, President & Publisher, Rocky Mountain News
Moderator:
- Craig Jonas, PhD, Principal, Jonas Group LLC; Founding Partner & Chief Business Development Officer, SportsHD Productions, Inc.


AUGUST 2005
SUMMER NETWORKING PARTY


MAY 2005
LEGAL ISSUES IN SPORTS MARKETING: WHAT EVERY SPORTS MARKETER NEEDS TO KNOW
Speakers:
- Jeff Benz, Managing Director of Legal Affairs, USOC
- David Ehrlich, Executive Vice President, The Bonham Group
- A.J. "Jack" Mills Jr., Founder/President Ascent Sports Management and attorney/A.J. Mills, Jr., P.C.
- Hal Roth, General Counsel, Chief Financial Officer & Senior Vice President, Colorado Rockies Baseball Club
- Rich Slivka, General Counsel and Senior Vice President of Administration, Denver Broncos Football Club
Moderator:
- James D. Leonard, Faegre & Benson LLP


APRIL 2005
ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT THROUGH SPORTS: BRINGING EVENTS TO DENVER
Speakers:

- Ron Grahame, Associate Athletic Director, University of Denver
- Rich Karlis, Director, Sponsorships & Events, Qwest Communications
- Richard Scharf, President/CEO, Denver Metro Convention & Visitors Bureau
- Jon Schmieder, Executive Director, Metro Denver Sports Commission


FEBRUARY 2005
EDGE AND IMAGE: NBA PLAYER MARKETING IN THE 21ST CENTURY
Panelists:
- Billy Hunter, Executive Director, NBA Players Association
- Shawn Bryant, CEO and Co-Publisher, IMPACT Magazine
- Drew Goodman, Sports Director, FSN Rocky Mountain
- Paul Sheehy, President/General Counsel, Pro Star Sports Agency
Moderator:
- Terry Lefton, Editor-at-Large, Sports Business Daily/Sports Business Journal


JANUARY 2005
THE BUSINESS OF SKIING
Panelists:
- Adam Aron, Chairman & CEO, Vail Resorts
- Leigh Augustine, Esq. Owner, Augustine Sports, LLC
- Ken Gart, President, Specialty Sports Stores Venture
- Perkins Miller, Vice President, Managing Director, Mountain Sports Media
- Rob Perlman, President & CEO, Colorado Ski Country USA
Moderator:
- Jason Blevins, Ski Industry Reporter, The Denver Post


DECEMBER 2004
MEMBER NETOWRKING NIGHT WITH THE METRO DENVER SPORTS COMISSION


NOVEMBER 2004
EVENT MARKETING: WHAT MAKES A GREAT EVENT?
Panelists:
- Steve Brunner, Director, NGB Marketing & Sport Properties, USOC
- Doug Habgood,  Championship Director, 2005 U.S. Women's Open
- Brian Kitts, Director of Marketing and Public Relations, Kroenke Sports Enterprises
- Tom Osborne,  President and CEO, Colorado Springs Sports Corporation
- Lynne Valencia, Director of Community Relations, NBC 9NEWS
Moderator:
- Dan Price, President/Creative Director, Adrenalin Design Group


OCTOBER 2004
SALES FORECAST 2005: EXPERTS ASSESS SPORTS BUSINESS IN DENVER & BEYOND
Panelists:
- Matt Bortz, President, Bortz Sports/GBSM
- Chris Foy, Vice President, Sponsorship Sales, The Bonham Group
- Rich Karlis, Director, Sponsorship & Events, Qwest Communications
- Kenny Marks, General Sales Manager, Clear Channel Colorado
Moderator:
- Steve Sander, President, Sander/GBSM


SEPTEMBER 2004
THE BUSINESS OF FOOTBALL
Panelists:

- Greg Carney, Vice President,Marketing, Denver Broncos
- Jeannie Goldstein, Vice President, Sports and Entertainment, Frankel [Sports Consultant for United Airlines]
- Matt Lane, General Manager, Buffalo Sports Properties/University of Colorado Athletics
- Ronald Sally, President, Colorado Crush
- Craig Umbaugh, Partner, Hogan & Hartson L.L.P. (General Counsel to Metropolitan Football Stadium District)
Moderator:
- Dave Logan, 850 KOA Radio


AUGUST 2004
ANNUAL SUMMER NETWORKING PARTY


JULY 2004
SPECIAL EVENT
DENVER CHAPTER - OPENING EVENT:
THE BUSINESS OF SPORTS IN COLORADO


Keynote Speaker:
The Honorable John D. Hickenlooper, Mayor of Denver

Panelists:
- Dean Bonham, Chairman & CEO, The Bonham Group
- David Ehrlich, Executive Vice President, Kroenke Sports Enterprises
- Joe Ellis, Executive Vice President, Business Operations, Denver Broncos
- Steve Sander, President, Sander/GBSM

Moderator:
- Sam Adams, Rocky Mountain News

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The National Board of Advisors & the Denver Chapter Steering Committee welcomed members of the new Denver Chapter on July 8, 2004.   More than 140 Colorado-based companies were represented onsite at the event.

In addition to our new members, we wish to thank the following people for making this great event possible:

* Mayor John Hickenlooper & his staff
* Our distinguised guest speakers
* NSMN Denver Chapter Steering Committee
* Mark Darrington, Hyatt Regency Denver
* Liz Ridley Leckemby, NSMN Denver Chapter Manager
* Sam Adams, Rocky Mountain News
* Harry Leckemby
* Jason Howarth, Conover Tuttle Public Relations

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Denver chapter BOARD
Scott Blackmun
United States Olympic Committee
Greg Feasel
Colorado Rockies
Tim Griggs
Fox Sports Net Rocky Mountain
Craig Jonas
SportsHD Productions, Inc
Rich Karlis
Qwest Communications
Jim Leonard
Faegre & Benson
Jim Millman
Dave Ogrean
USA Hockey
Tom Osborne
The Colorado Springs Sports Corporation
Dan Price
Adrenalin, Inc.
Jim Scherr
776 Original Marketing
Jim Tooley
USA Basketball
Craig Umbaugh
Hogan and Hartson, LLP

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