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  • Thu., Apr. 17, 2014 9:00AM - 10:00AM MDT Mile High Salute to Fans Tour

    Head over to the Alamosa Family Rec Center in Alamosa for the 2014 Mile High Salute to Fans Tour, presented by U.S. Bank!

  • Thu., Apr. 17, 2014 12:00PM - 1:00PM MDT Mile High Salute to Fans Tour

    Head over to the Monte Vista City Hall in Monte Vista for the 2014 Mile High Salute to Fans Tour, presented by U.S. Bank!

  • Thu., Apr. 17, 2014 4:00PM - 5:00PM MDT Mile High Salute to Fans Tour

    Head over to The Springs Resort in Pagosa Springs for the 2014 Mile High Salute to Fans Tour, presented by U.S. Bank!

  • Thu., Apr. 17, 2014 7:00PM - 8:00PM MDT Mile High Salute to Fans Tour

    Head over to the Whalen Gym at Fort Lewis College in Durango for the 2014 Mile High Salute to Fans Tour, presented by U.S. Bank!

  • Fri., Apr. 18, 2014 11:00AM - 12:00PM MDT Mile High Salute to Fans Tour

    Head over to the Fruita Community Center in Fruita for the 2014 Mile High Salute to Fans Tour, presented by U.S. Bank!

  • Fri., Apr. 18, 2014 2:00PM - 3:00PM MDT Mile High Salute to Fans Tour

    Head over to the Grand Valley Recreation Center in Parachute for the 2014 Mile High Salute to Fans Tour, presented by U.S. Bank!

  • Fri., Apr. 18, 2014 7:00PM - 8:00PM MDT Mile High Salute to Fans Tour

    Head over to Buena Vista High School in Buena Vista for the 2014 Mile High Salute to Fans Tour, presented by U.S. Bank!

  • Sat., Apr. 19, 2014 10:00AM - 11:00AM MDT Mile High Salute to Fans Tour

    Head over to Centennial Park in Canon City for the 2014 Mile High Salute to Fans Tour, presented by U.S. Bank!

  • Sat., Apr. 19, 2014 1:30PM - 2:30PM MDT Mile High Salute to Fans Tour

    Head over to the Hillside Community Center in Colorado Springs for the 2014 Mile High Salute to Fans Tour, presented by U.S. Bank!

  • Sat., Apr. 19, 2014 4:00PM - 5:00PM MDT Mile High Salute to Fans Tour

    Head over to the Tri Lake's YMCA in Monument for the 2014 Mile High Salute to Fans Tour, presented by U.S. Bank!

Staff Directory

Joe Ellis
President
Joe Ellis enters his third season as President of the Denver Broncos in 2013, a year that marks his 19th season with the franchise. Named the Broncos’ President on Jan. 5, 2011, Ellis owns extensive experience and expertise at both the club and league level through his 26 seasons working in the NFL.

In his current position as team president, Ellis operates atop the Broncos’ management structure and has primary responsibility for the organization. He holds an integral role with the Broncos due to his substantial involvement with regard to ownership, business and football matters.

Having worked with Owner and Chief Executive Officer Pat Bowlen for nearly three decades, he has been entrusted with substantial authority regarding all aspects of the Broncos.
Joe Ellis enters his third season as President of the Denver Broncos in 2013, a year that marks his 19th season with the franchise. Named the Broncos’ President on Jan. 5, 2011, Ellis owns extensive experience and expertise at both the club and league level through his 26 seasons working in the NFL.

In his current position as team president, Ellis operates atop the Broncos’ management structure and has primary responsibility for the organization. He holds an integral role with the Broncos due to his substantial involvement with regard to ownership, business and football matters.

Having worked with Owner and Chief Executive Officer Pat Bowlen for nearly three decades, he has been entrusted with substantial authority regarding all aspects of the Broncos.

Ellis’ leadership skills and business knowledge have helped the Broncos strengthen their reputation as one of the most successful and fan-friendly franchises in all of professional sports. He has earned significant recognition from his peers and throughout the Rocky Mountain Region for the Broncos’ emphasis on community involvement and civic responsibility.

Calling Colorado his home for more than 20 years, Ellis brings a comprehensive understanding of what the Denver Broncos mean to the state and surrounding community. The team has continued its positive presence and impact in the region under Ellis, consistently ranking among the NFL leaders in local popularity, national prominence, attendance and local television ratings.  

Widely respected within the NFL and the sports industry, Ellis has cultivated strong relationships both locally with community leaders and throughout the entire league. He has established a solid structure at the top of the organization along with an overall direction that has positioned the Broncos for long-term success both on and off the field.

Ellis worked closely with Mr. Bowlen to hire John Elway as executive vice president of football operations in January 2011, bringing back the Broncos’ Hall of Fame quarterback and giving him the responsibility of building a championship football team. He maintains daily communication with Elway as well as Head Coach John Fox regarding all football matters.

Ellis’ numerous responsibilities with the club’s business operations include overseeing its financial management, marketing and sales, media relations, community relations, ticket operations, facilities and administrative efforts. He also owns comprehensive experience in the areas of stadium operations and personnel management.
                                  
A driving force behind the opening of Sports Authority Field at Mile High in 2001, Ellis oversees Stadium Management Company (SMC), which operates and manages the state-of-the-art facility. During his participation in all aspects of the stadium’s administration and development, he has worked very closely with important members of the political, business and civic communities that comprise the cultural fabric of Denver.

Before he was named team president, Ellis spent 2008-10 as the Broncos’ chief operating officer and 1998-2007 as the club’s executive vice president of business operations. He began his nearly 20-year relationship with the Broncos in 1983 as their director of marketing, leading all of the club’s marketing and promotions for three seasons.

Ellis left the Broncos following the 1985 season to obtain his master’s degree from the J.L. Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University. He graduated from Northwestern in 1988 and joined the NFL in 1990 as vice president of club administration and stadium management.

With the NFL, Ellis was involved in several aspects of league operations with a strong focus on new stadium development. Most notably, he held a vital role in the league’s oversight of the Cleveland Browns’ successful re-entry into the NFL in 1999.

Ellis worked closely with Roger Goodell during his time at the league office, building a strong professional association and friendship with the future NFL commissioner.

A representative of the Broncos on numerous boards and civic organizations in the metropolitan area, Ellis received his bachelor’s degree from Colorado College in 1980.

Joe and his wife, Ann, have three children: sons Si and Zander, and daughter Catherine.