Denver Broncos | DEI Career Huddle

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Thursday

April 15, 2021

11 AM - 2 PM MDT

DENVER BRONCOS DEI CAREER HUDDLE

The Denver Broncos DEI (Diversity, Equity and Inclusion) Career Huddle will virtually bring together collegiate students from across the United States to learn more about working in sports after college through discussion panels featuring members of the Denver Broncos football and front office staff.

2021 DEI Career Huddle Panel Videos

Keynote Speaker: Steve Atwater

Keynote Speaker: Steve Atwater

Steve Atwater, a 2020 Pro Football Hall of Fame inductee, was chosen as the 20th member of the Broncos' Ring of Fame in 2005 after a brilliant 10-year career with the club from 1989-98. Regarded as one of the toughest safeties in the NFL during his playing days, Atwater was voted to a franchise record-tying seven consecutive Pro Bowls from 1990-96, and his eight career Pro Bowl selections are the second most by a player in Broncos history. Selected by the Broncos in the first round (20th overall) of the 1989 NFL Draft from the University of Arkansas, Atwater went on to serve as a key leader on the Broncos' back-to-back Super Bowl championship teams from 1997-98 and was voted an All-Pro by the Associated Press from 1991-92 and in 1996. He started all 155 regular-season games he played with Denver, a total that ranks 10th in franchise history. Atwater also recorded 24 interceptions that rank ninth in Denver history and 408 interception return yards that rank seventh in club annals. The safety ranks second to only John Elway in career postseason starts by a Bronco as he started all 14 playoff appearances, including three Super Bowls and four AFC Championship Games. Atwater currently serves as the Broncos' current Fan Development Manager, a position he has held since 2017.

Behind the X's and O's Panelists

Panelists will share the unique aspects of their roles and focus on the paths students take to pursue a career in football operations.

Alexis Perry

Alexis Perry

Producer/On-Air Talent
Behind the X's and O's Host

Rich Hurtado

Rich Hurtado

Vice President of Football Administration

Ray Jackson

Ray Jackson

Director of Player Development

Emily Kuehler

Emily Kuehler

Data Scientist

Dr. Nicole Linen

Dr. Nicole Linen

Behavioral Health Specialist

Breaking Barriers: Women of the Broncos Panelists

The women will highlight a day in the life of their respective roles and share their personal experiences of being a woman in professional sports.

Taylor Strickland

Taylor Strickland

Denver Broncos Cheerleader
Breaking Barriers Host

Anna Marie Martinez

Anna Marie Martinez

Director of Special Events

Marisol Villagomez

Marisol Villagomez

Senior Marketing Manager

Sandy Young

Sandy Young

Senior Director of Partnership Marketing

Emily Zaler

Emily Zaler

Assistant Player Performance Coach

Inside the Front Office Panelists

Panelists will focus on their various business roles, the dynamic of a successful front office, and what the future of sports holds.

Sydney Jones

Sydney Jones

Team Reporter/Producer
Inside the Front Office Host

Brittany Bowlen

Brittany Bowlen

Vice President of Strategic Initiatives

Aracely Gomez

Aracely Gomez

Director of Human Resources

Marc Jackson

Marc Jackson

Vice President of Ticketing Sales and Service

Ted Santiago

Ted Santiago

Senior Director of Marketing