President & Governor
Josh Kroenke was named President of the Colorado Avalanche on May 10, 2013. In his first season as president, the Avalanche tied a franchise record with 52 wins and won the Central Division championship. The 2013-14 campaign marked Kroenke’s fourth season as Governor of the Avalanche, as he has worked closely with the organization in that capacity over the previous three years representing the Avalanche at NHL ownership meetings.
Kroenke’s first duty as team president was to name Joe Sakic as Executive Vice President of Hockey Operations, giving Sakic the responsibility of overseeing all hockey-related decisions. Just a few weeks later, Kroenke and Sakic introduced Patrick Roy as the team’s Head Coach/Vice President of Hockey Operations on May 28, 2013. The Avalanche responded by winning 12 of their first 13 games, marking the best start in franchise history.
In addition to his role as President and Governor of the Avalanche, Kroenke, 33, will continue to serve as the President and Governor of the NBA’s Denver Nuggets. Over the past three years as team President, Josh has been involved in every aspect of the Nuggets organization’s day-to-day operations and helped Denver to a franchise-record 57 regular season wins (57-25) in 2012-13. This season will mark his seventh overall with the Nuggets front office.
Athletic competition has always been a passion for Kroenke, who attended the University of Missouri on a full basketball scholarship. He was a contributor during Missouri’s trip to the Elite Eight as a sophomore in 2002, and he earned Academic All-Big XII First Team honors while serving as team captain during his junior and senior seasons. After graduating with a degree in financial management, he completed a six-month internship with the NBA’s League Office working in their Player Development Department. Upon finishing his internship, Kroenke worked as an analyst and underwriter for Lehman Brothers in their Global Real Estate Group where he assisted with the debt underwriting and securitization of numerous commercial real estate transactions.
Away from the Avalanche and Nuggets, Kroenke serves on the Board of Directors for Arsenal Football Club in London and on the Board of Strategic Development for the Trulaske College of Business at the University of Missouri. Kroenke is an active supporter of KSE charities and is involved in several other charitable endeavors, including the Todd Peglow Memorial Scholarship Fund at the University of Missouri. He is also a major supporter of the Playing For Change Foundation, which was co-founded by his sister, Whitney, and benefits children worldwide by building schools that specialize in teaching music and arts.