ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — Denver Broncos Owner Pat Bowlen was selected to the Colorado Business Hall of Fame, it was announced this week by Junior Achievement-Rocky Mountain, Inc. and the Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce.
The first professional football owner with 300 wins in 30 years, Mr. Bowlen and the rest of the 2015 laureates, who represent Colorado's most distinguished business leaders from the past and present, will be inducted at the 26th Annual Colorado Business Hall of Fame Dinner on Thursday, Jan. 29, at the Hyatt Regency Denver at Colorado Convention Center.
"Inclusion in the Colorado Business Hall of Fame is the pinnacle of success and recognition," said Steve Kinsley, chairman of the Junior Achievement board of directors. "These leaders provide inspiration for future trailblazers and have left a legacy that reinforces the importance and value of the free enterprise system."
Laureates were selected for their enduring and innovative professional contributions to Colorado, inspirational and ethical acumen and philanthropic endeavors. Joining Mr. Bowlen in the Class of 2015 are Klaus Obermeyer, Thomas A. Petrie and Bob & Joanna Sakata.
"The 2015 Colorado Business Hall of Fame class exemplifies the magnitude of what can be achieved through vision and determination," said Bob Deibel, chairman of the Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce board of directors.