Staff

CEO

BRAD BUCHANAN

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Brad Buchanan is the CEO of the National Western Center Authority. Appointed in 2018, he is responsible for crafting the 250-acre National Western Center campus into a year-round, global destination for culture, entertainment, education and agribusiness innovation. Brad has extensive experience in planning, development, agriculture, community building, entrepreneurship and organizational leadership. An architect by trade, he served as Denver’s planning director from 2014-2018 after working in design and construction in Denver for more than 25 years. He and his family own and operate Flying B Bar Ranch in Strasburg, Colorado, where they raise grass-fed cattle. Read Full Bio

 


Director of Community Engagement and Government Affairs

Anthony Aragon

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Chief Financial Officer

Steven Biedermann

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EVENT SALES MANAGER

April Anne Chase

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Director of Marketing and Communications

Jenna Garcia

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Manager of Contracts and Procurements

Jessica Koenig

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CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER

Joe McCullough

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Chief Real Estate Officer

Steve Nalley

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PROJECT & OFFICE COORDINATOR

Alexi Palazzari

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Event Operations Manager

Jen Taylor

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Building Engineer

Wesley Wimberley

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