Senior Vice President, Venue Operations
Dave Jolette has been running the day-to-day operations of Pepsi Center since the building opened in the fall of 1999 and enters his eleventh season in that role. He was named vice president in May 2003.
Jolette and his staff oversee the approximately 180 annual events that take place at Pepsi Center, as well as 1STBANK Center, Dicks Sporting Goods Park and Paramount Theatre. All told, his staff helps put on almost 400 events in a given year. Dave and his staff are currently engaged in partnership with AEG Live to transform 1STBANK Center (formerly the Broomfield Event Center) into a premier concert and entertainment venue in Colorado.
During his tenure at Pepsi Center, Jolette, 45, 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, this marks Jolette's 15th year with the Avalanche and Nuggets, as he was hired as the event manager for McNichols Sports Arena in 1995, the Avalanche's inaugural season. He was also in charge of event operations for both the Denver Coliseum and Red Rocks Ampitheater. He joined KSE in 1999, just four months before Pepsi Center opened.
After getting his bachelor's degree from California State-Chico in 1987, Dave 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 and fitness enthusiast, Dave spends his free time running, biking, swimming and golfing with his family. He and his wife of 22 years, Stacy, have a daughter, Nicole (18) and a son, Ryan (16).