Richard L. Monfort, Owner/Chairman & Chief Executive Officer
The 2011 season marks Dick Monfort's 14th with the franchise and his first with the added responsibilities of Owner and Chief Executive Officer.
A Colorado native, Monfort and the Colorado Rockies Ownership Group are committed to establishing the Colorado Rockies Baseball Club as an organization of which the entire Rocky Mountain Region can be proud of. Dick is the 2008 recipient of the United Way of Weld County Humanitarian of the Year Award; an award his father Kenny Monfort, received twenty years earlier. In September of 2004, The Monfort Family Foundation gave a $10 million dollar gift to The Children's Hospital to help build a new medical facility in Aurora, Colorado. The Oncology Floor of the new hospital was named after Rick Wilson, a cousin of the Monfort Family. Over the years, Dick has spearheaded many programs including a project that provided financial assistance to families of the Colorado National Guard and military reservists from Colorado stationed in Iraq, Afghanistan and Kuwait.
Monfort, 55, spent 25 years in the cattle business, primarily with his family's company. He became President of Monfort of Colorado, Inc. in 1987 and joined ConAgra Red Meats in 1991 as the President & CEO, then retiring from ConAgra in 1995. Currently, he owns the Hyatt Grand Champions Hotel in Palm Springs, CA and the Hilltop Steak House in Boston. Monfort helped to launch the Montera Cattle Co. in 1996 and, one year later, the first Brett Favre Steak House in Milwaukee. And since that time, has opened an additional Brett Favre Steak House in Green Bay. In January of this year, Dick and his brother Charlie headed an investment group that purchased the Casper Ghosts, the Rockies affiliate in the Pioneer League.
Monfort is the Chairman of the University of Northern Colorado Board of Trustees. He also serves on several area boards, including the Board of Directors of Denver's University Hospital, the Colorado Economic Development Board and the Denver Zoo.
Born April 27, 1954, the Colorado native lives in Greeley and he has three children: daughter Lyndsey, son-in-law Aaron Graber, and sons Walker and Sterling. A 1976 graduate of the University of Northern Colorado, Dick has a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Business Management.
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