Senior Vice President, Venue Operations
Dave Jolette has been managing venue operations at Kroenke Sports and Entertainment since Pepsi Center opened in the fall of 1999. He was named Senior Vice President in Sept 2011. Jolette takes great pride in working with his staff that oversees approximately 180 annual events at Pepsi Center, as well as all events at 1STBANK Center, Dicks Sporting Goods Park and Paramount Theatre. Each year, his staff manages over 400 events at the four venues. Current achievements for Jolette and his team include the installation of the new Pepsi Vision center hung scoreboard and sound system at Pepsi Center, the US vs. Costa Rica world cup “Snow Game” seen around the world, and improvements to the historic Paramount Theatre to keep it a crown jewel in the city.
During his tenure at Pepsi Center, Jolette, 49, has helped stage the 2001 NHL All-Star Game and 2005 NBA All-Star Game, as well as NCAA regional basketball tournaments and the wide range of events that come through the KSE facilities. Dave and his team also managed one of the most important events in Denver's history, the 2008 Democratic National Convention.
Overall, Jolette has worked with the Avalanche and Nuggets since 1995, when he was the event manager for McNichols Sports Arena. He was also in charge of event operations for both the Denver Coliseum and Red Rocks Amphitheater for 4 years. Jolette joined Pepsi Center in June of 1999 and had 4 months to prepare the venue for the grand opening on Oct 1, 1999 with Celine Dion.
After getting his bachelor's degree from California State-Chico in 1987, Jolette operated his own business in California for several years before pursuing a graduate studies in facilities management at the University of Michigan.
An avid sports, fitness, golf and travel enthusiast, Jolette now spends his free time in the cross fit training gym, swimming, golfing and traveling to new places. He and his wife Stacy of 26 years have two children, Nicole 22 and Ryan 20.