July 24, 2019

PRESS RELEASE: Tykus Holloway Appointed Executive Director of Mayor’s Office of the National Western Center

DENVER – Mayor Michael B. Hancock announced today that Tykus Holloway will serve as the new Executive Director of the Mayor’s Office of the National Western Center (NWCO). Brad Dodson, interim executive director, will continue to serve as Deputy Director.

“Tykus has a proven ability to lead collaborative processes that ensure stakeholders are engaged in a meaningful way while implementing large-scale, transformative projects,” Mayor Michael B. Hancock said. “I have every confidence that Tykus is the right person to help complete the buildout of the dynamic, 250-acre National Western Center campus. As a Denver native, Tykus has a deep love for this city, and has committed his career to helping Denver become the most equitable, modern and progressive city in the nation.”

Holloway joined the Hancock Administration as Deputy Chief Projects Officer in 2015. Since then, he has led and provided executive oversight on several major projects and initiatives, including the voter approved Elevate Denver Bond program, which is providing improvements to Denver’s sidewalks, parks, recreation centers, streets, police stations, arts and culture facilities, among others. He previously served as the Director of Policy, Planning, and Sustainability for Denver’s Public Works Department, where he led a team that served as the vanguard for Public Works in the development of the department’s strategic vision to help implement the physical building blocks of Denver.

“I am honored and humbled with this opportunity and look forward to helping deliver a campus that will be a global destination for entertainment, cultural, educational and agricultural business innovation,” Holloway said. “I’m proud of the work the NWCO team has accomplished under the leadership of Gretchen Hollrah and Brad Dodson, and look forward to carrying that momentum forward.”

As the Executive Director of the Mayor’s Office of the National Western Center, Holloway will be responsible for overseeing strategic planning, general operations as well as construction efforts for the redevelopment of the 250-acre campus. Holloway will begin his new role on August 19.

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