Executive Officers

Richard L. Monfort, Owner/Chairman & Chief Executive Officer

Dick Monfort enters his 26th season with the Rockies franchise in 2023 and continues in his role as Owner/Chairman and Chief Executive Officer for the Club. A Colorado native, Monfort and the Colorado Rockies Ownership Group have established the Colorado Rockies Baseball Club as a leading enterprise in the Rocky Mountain Region in both sports and business. This organization’s impact can be seen in its many contributions to the community, whether through benevolent outreach in the areas of youth sports and health, or in the development of young sports-minded professionals.

Brothers Dick and Charlie Monfort have done extensive community outreach through their family directed Monfort Family Foundation. In September 2004, the Monfort Family Foundation gifted $10 million to Children’s Hospital Colorado for the construction of a new medical facility. The oncology floor of the new hospital is named in memory of Rick Wilson, a cousin of the Monfort family. The foundation is a longtime provider of funding and endorsement for the Boys & Girls Clubs in Metro Denver and Weld County. Also active in higher education, the Monfort family supports the Monfort School of Business at the University of Northern Colorado and the Monfort Excellence Fund at Colorado State University; both impact students, faculty and the Northern Colorado community through scholarships for exceptional students and support of outstanding faculty. Other organizations that have benefited from the Monfort family’s years of philanthropic work include CU Cancer Center, Craig Hospital, United Way, the Denver Art Museum and Habitat for Humanity.

Individually, Monfort was 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. Monfort is currently the Chairman of the University of Northern Colorado Board of Trustees and the Chairman of the Board of Directors of University of Colorado Health.

Monfort spent 25 years in the cattle business, primarily with his family’s company. In 1987, he was named president of Monfort of Colorado, Inc., a subsidiary of ConAgra, and in 1991 became president and CEO of ConAgra Red Meats.

More recent ventures include McGregor Square, 655,000 square feet of residential and commercial space located adjacent to Coors Field in historic lower downtown Denver (LoDo). McGregor Square connects the ballpark to a neighborhood that has developed dramatically over the past 25 years with direct access to Union Station and RiNo District and is a vibrant year-round complement to Coors Field. The new Colorado Rockies Hall of Fame experience and public gathering spaces combined with retail and restaurants, food hall, multi-family residential development, hotel, and office spaces creates a robust environment. But beyond baseball, it will serve as a new and fresh year-round destination that can host neighborhood concerts, festivals, and other public activities for both visitors and the LoDo community alike.

A 1976 graduate of the University of Northern Colorado, Monfort has a bachelor’s degree in business management. In May 2012, Colorado State University President Tony Frank awarded the honorary degree of Doctor of Humane Letters to Monfort in recognition of his significant contributions to Colorado industry and higher education. Additionally, he has been awarded an honorary Doctor of Business Administration in Entrepreneurship by Johnson & Wales University in May 2014 and Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters in December 2021 from University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus.

Monfort has three children: daughter Dr. Lyndsey Grae M.D., eldest son Walker (wife Lauren, daughter Maren Lee) a VP, Corporate Partnerships and son Sterling is Director, Pro Scouts. Dick currently resides in McGregor Square Residence with his wife Karen.