The Info List - Monfort Brothers

Charles K. Monfort (born October 30, 1959) and Richard L. Monfort (born April 27, 1954) are the primary owners of the Colorado Rockies Major League Baseball
Major League Baseball
team.[1] Both grew up in Greeley, Colorado
Greeley, Colorado
and are sons to Kenneth Monfort; previous owner of Monfort of Colorado, Inc. a meatpacking and distributing company that was acquired by ConAgra Foods
ConAgra Foods
in 1987.[2] Dick Monfort is managing general partner, chairman and chief executive officer, while Charlie Monfort is the team's other general partner and vice chairman.


1 Dick Monfort 2 Charlie Monfort 3 Colorado Rockies
Colorado Rockies
affiliations 4 References

Dick Monfort[edit] Dick Monfort was the first born of the two Monfort brothers. Dick graduated from the University of Northern Colorado, Greeley in 1976 with a bachelor's degree in Business Management. He joined Monfort of Colorado in 1974 as a cattle buyer. He then served as vice president federal cattle procurement from 1979–81, group vice president of cattle products 1983-1984 and executive vice president 1984-1987. When ConAgra bought Monfort of Colorado in 1987, Dick became president of ConAgra Red Meats.[3] Dick also owns shares in the Hyatt
Regency Indian Wells Resort and Spa in Indian Wells, California, the Hilltop Steak House in Boston, and other real estate ventures in Colorado. At the University of Northern Colorado, Dick serves on the board of trustees along with the board of directors at University of Colorado Hospital, Denver
Zoo, and the Colorado Economic Development Board. Dick now resides in Greeley, Colorado
Greeley, Colorado
with his wife Christine with their three children.[4] Charlie Monfort[edit] Charlie Monfort graduated from the University of Utah
University of Utah
(Salt Lake City) in 1982 with a bachelor's degree in Marketing and Business Management where he served as president of the Kappa Sigma
Kappa Sigma
fraternity, succeeded by Eddie Hillard. Charlie started working for the family business Monfort of Colorado, Inc. also in 1988 as president of International Sales until 1996.[3] In 1996, Charlie became president of ConAgra Foods International; later leaving in 1998 to concentrate on his previous commitment to the Rockies.[5] Charlie also serves on the Board of Trustees at Colorado Mesa University, (formerly Mesa State College); Grand Junction, Colorado. All along with a being board member of the Kempe Foundation, the Special
Olympics, and the Monfort Family Foundation. Charlie has son Kenny, daughter Ciara and twins, son Lucas and daughter Danica.[6] Colorado Rockies
Colorado Rockies
affiliations[edit] On September 2, 1992, Jerry McMorris welcomed Charlie Monfort and Oren Benton to join him in buying controlling interest in the Rockies.[6] This came after founding owner Mickey Monus was ensnared in a massive accounting scandal surrounding his Phar-Mor discount drugstores. Dick Monfort later replaced Benton in the ownership group, and became vice chairman of the Rockies on December 8, 1997.[4] On March 31, 2003, Charlie was named CEO of the Colorado Rockies, succeeding president Keli McGregor
Keli McGregor
who had taken the role from McMorris in 2001.[5] In 2005, Dick and Charlie Monfort purchased McMorris’ financial interest in the team, becoming the primary owners. Charlie remained as managing general partner, chairman and CEO until 2011, when he handed both roles to Dick. References[edit]

^ "Front Office ColoradoRockies.com: Team". Colorado.rockies.mlb.com. 2012-06-19. Retrieved 2012-10-12.  ^ Published: March 06, 1987 (1987-03-06). "Company News; Conagra Deal For Monfort - New York Times". Nytimes.com. Retrieved 2012-10-12.  ^ a b "Marquis Biographies Online". Search.marquiswhoswho.com. Retrieved 2012-10-12.  ^ a b "Colorado Rockies". Colorado.rockies.mlb.com. 1954-04-27. Retrieved 2012-10-12.  ^ a b Thursday, Dec 15, 2005 (2005-12-15). " Monfort brothers purchase McMorris' share of Rockies - MLB - Yahoo! Sports". Sports.yahoo.com. Retrieved 2012-10-12. CS1 maint: Multiple names: authors list (link) ^ a b "Colorado Rockies". Colorado.rockies.mlb.com. Retrieved 2012-10-12. 

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