Senior Vice President, Business Affairs & Treasurer
Michael Benson has been with the Kroenke Sports and Entertainment organization since 1996, including three years with its prior parent company, Ascent Entertainment Group. During his tenure with Ascent, Benson managed corporate finance, treasury and insurance. His resume also includes a stint in the finance and planning departments of Pulte Mortgage Corporation.
In addition to his executive duties at KSE, Benson is responsible for all treasury, cash management, risk management, 401(k), insurance, retail and human resources for the company. Additionally, he shoulders Executive Management responsibilities for InOvation Group, a Kroenke-owned Production and Stage Lighting Company and KSE Imprints, an apparel imprint and embroidery company. Recently, Benson has added responsibility for Kroenke owned Colorado Rapids of the MLS and Colorado Mammoth of the National Lacrosse League.
Benson led Kroenke Sports’ and Pepsi Center’s efforts on the 2001 NHL All-Star festivities, the Grand Prix of Denver from 2002-2006 and financial aspects of the 2005 NBA All-Star game. Part of his executive duties in 2008 included negotiating and managing the contract between KSE and the Democratic National Convention.
Born in Eugene, OR, Benson holds a Bachelor of Science degree in finance from the University of Arizona (1991) and a Master of Science degree in finance from the University of Colorado (1996). He currently sits on the Board of Visit Denver where he served as its 2009 Chairman and on the Executive Committee of the Metro Denver Sports Commission. He and his wife, Laura, reside in Parker, CO with their three daughters, Carolyn, Meredith and Hailey.