Paul Andrews was named President and Chief Executive Officer of the National Western Stock Show and Complex in November of 2010. He oversees the business operations, staff and venue development for this multi-year event complex and home of the National Western Stock Show, held every January. Paul and his management team, staff and volunteers, have increased revenues by nearly $9 million and grown the yearly number of events at the complex to 250, up from 120 in 2010. The National Western Stock Show, a 16 day event, has a $100 million economic impact to the metro-Denver area, making it one of the most important events to the state of Colorado and surrounding Rocky Mountain region. The annual agriculture, entertainment and educational event is deemed the “Super Bowl of Livestock shows” and is host to over 42 states and 34 counties in agricultural trade, sales and education. Under Paul’s leadership, the National Western Stock Show as a nonprofit 501(c)(3) will provide nearly 100 scholarships to students in the fields of agriculture and rural medicine in 2017.
A Colorado native, Paul was born in Denver and graduated from Alameda High School. He completed his Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Wyoming with a major in marketing. Andrews began his career with the Denver Nuggets as an account executive in 1990 at McNichols Sports Arena. He quickly rose through the ranks and became the Chief Marketing Officer overseeing KSE properties including the Pepsi Center, NBA Denver Nuggets, NHL Colorado Avalanche, NLL Colorado Mammoth, and MLS Colorado Rapids. In 2005, Paul was named Executive Vice President of Kroenke Sports & Entertainment. He is no stranger to breaking ground on major entertainment venues. Paul played an integral role in the development of the Pepsi Center and Dick’s Sporting Goods Park in Commerce City, as well as the Altitude television sports network. Paul’s innovative business tactics helped create TicketHorse, the in-house ticketing provider for all of Kroenke Sports Enterprises, which sells millions of tickets to events each year. Under Paul’s leadership, the Avalanche sold out an NHL record 487 home game streak, and the Nuggets had their most successful sellout streak in franchise history.
Paul currently serves as a director on the boards of the Western Stock Show Association, Visit Denver, Monarch Casino, and the Gold Crown Foundation. He and his wife, Marlie, live in Arvada, Colorado. They have two sons.