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Staff Directory

Joe Ellis
President and CEO

Joe Ellis enters his fourth season as President of the Denver Broncos while adding the responsibilities of chief executive officer in 2014, a year that marks his 20th 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 27 seasons in the NFL.

Having worked with Owner Pat Bowlen for nearly three decades, Ellis has been entrusted to operate the team with full authority while serving as the Broncos’ representation for all league matters.

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.

Joe Ellis enters his fourth season as President of the Denver Broncos while adding the responsibilities of chief executive officer in 2014, a year that marks his 20th 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 27 seasons in the NFL.

Having worked with Owner Pat Bowlen for nearly three decades, Ellis has been entrusted to operate the team with full authority while serving as the Broncos’ representation for all league matters.

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 during Ellis’ tenure with the team, consistently ranking among the NFL leaders in overall fan satisfaction.

Under Ellis’ direction, the Broncos enter the 2014 season positioned at or near the top of the NFL in numerous key areas, including on-field success, local popularity, national prominence, attendance, philanthropic involvement and local television ratings. The club also has made its gameday experience a priority under Ellis, embracing innovation and technology to improve fan engagement.

Ellis worked to secure a $30 million investment in Sports Authority Field at Mile High during the 2013 offseason that increased the size of its scoreboard by three times while enhancing all stadium audio/visual elements, suites and concourses. Additionally, the Broncos broke ground on major expansions and renovations at their Dove Valley headquarters in 2014, including the construction of a state-of-the-art indoor practice facility.

Widely respected within the NFL and the sports industry, Ellis has cultivated strong relationships both locally with community leaders as well as nationally with key league executives and business partners. He has established a solid structure at the top of the organization along with an overall direction that has poised the Broncos for sustained success both on and off the field.

Ellis worked closely with Mr. Bowlen to hire Executive Vice President of Football Operations/General Manager John Elway 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 20-year relationship with the Broncos in 1983 as their director of marketing, leading the club’s marketing and promotional efforts 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.