President & Governor
Josh Kroenke was named President of the Colorado Avalanche on May 10, 2013 and enters his first season in that role. The 2013-14 campaign will mark Kroenke’s fourth season as Governor of the Avalanche, as he has worked closely with the organization in that capacity over the last three years.
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. Kroenke and Sakic introduced Patrick Roy as the team’s Head Coach/Vice President of Hockey Operations on May 28, 2013.
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 year will mark his seventh season overall with the Nuggets front office.
After graduating from the University of Missouri 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 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.
Kroenke was rated a top 50 player nationally in high school according to several scouting services and helped lead the Rock Bridge High School boys’ basketball team to a No. 1 ranking in the state of Missouri as a junior. Kroenke received a full basketball scholarship to the University of Missouri, where he was named Academic All-Big XII First Team and selected team captain as a junior and senior.
Currently an active supporter in KSE Charities, Kroenke is also involved in other charitable entities including the Todd Peglow Memorial Scholarship Fund at the University of Missouri and Playing for Change Foundation, which is operated by his sister, Whitney, and benefits children worldwide through the building of schools that specialize in the teaching of music and arts.