Pat Bowlen Trust said Thursday that Beth Bowlen, the team's second-oldest daughter, Pat Bowlen, is currently unable to lead the franchise, even though she wants it.
Beth Bowlen announced in a press release Thursday that she has thrown her hat in the ring to become owner of the Broncos and told The Athletic that she "had met the criteria set by the trustees, so I felt that it was a good time to come out and express my interest and desire to the organization "and presented a succession plan. The announcement, however, contradicts the succession planning of her father.
"Pat neither identified Beth as a trustee or executive officer, nor instructed the trustees to serve her specifically, noting that his children were not automatically entitled to a role in the team and that they had this opportunity through their achievements, qualifications and character, "the Pat Bowlen Trust said in a press release.
"As Trustees, who acknowledged the clear wishes of Pat, we have thoroughly examined whether Beth is able to comply with her father's controlling ownership and we have found that she is unable or not qualified at that time is. "
Pat Bowlen's seven children from two marriages live between the ages of 20 and 48 years. Beth Bowlen, 47, is one of two children of Pat's first marriage to Sally Parker.
"As a trustee and someone whom Pat decides to oversee his team, I have a tremendous amount of responsibility to carefully manage his succession plan and make decisions in the best interests of the Broncos," Ellis said. "We will continue to follow Pat's plan – and no one else – while we focus our organization on a successful season."
Ellis is the company's controlling owner and representative of the Broncos at NFL meetings and takes over the day of the team (19659002) In February 2015, the trustee Pat Bowlens wife, Annabel, and his seven children sent a document that met the criteria for the control of the owner. The document stated that, even if a bowling child met the criteria, the "leadership experience" of at least five years, leadership and integrity qualifications that it does not guarantee the controlling owner order.
In a message Beth Bowlen said, "I advised the trustees that I was ready and did everything they said to do this step, working in the Broncos is something I'm preparing for and that I dreamed of. "
At Bowlen Klemmer, the oldest bowling child, it was added," I fully support Beth, she is qualified and ready, and she worked closely with my father In the best position to realize his vision, based on my conversations with him, I know that my father supported Beth and this plan. "
In a statement, Kerry and John Bowlen said they" fully support ", Beth Bowlen's persecution.
Their shared statement: "Beth has worked very hard to meet the criteria set for Pat Bowlen's children to be qualified, run and lead the organization, and as a minority owner of the team, we would be proud and thrilled to have them as the leader of this franchise, and there is also strong support from fans who favor their bid for ownership. "
Beth Bowlen, 47, graduated from Denver University's Sturm Law Academy in 2016 Prior to this, she received her undergraduate degree from the University of Colorado, in Boulder
. She worked for the Broncos for several years as a director of special projects and oversawed initiatives, including the Ring of Fame Plaza and the placement of a statue of her father, in addition to Community matters.
"In 2011, my dad very much encouraged me to join him in the organization, and I was humble and ready for the opportunity to work with him, especially in the face of his waning health," said Beth. "I've built great relationships with members of the NFL and the Denver Business Community, and they've expressed their support for me in the past."
Full Statement by the Pat Bowlen Trust
"Today's statement by Beth Bowlen Wallace contrasts with Pat Bowlen's many years of succession planning, which he has created over many years of careful consideration.
" Pat was determined to make the Broncos a leading franchise in the National Football League the event of his absence. He chose to ensure the team's success in this eventuality by employing three non-family trustees to see if one of his children had ever qualified to kick his shoes.
"Pat did not designate Beth as a trustee or appoint her to a leadership position, nor did he instruct the trustees to specifically advise her." He made it clear that his children were not automatically eligible for a role in
"As Trustees who fulfill Pat's clear wishes, we have thoroughly investigated whether Beth is capable of doing so to follow her father as a controlling owner. We have found that she is not capable or qualified at this time.
"We communicated our decision to Beth and her attorneys on several occasions and she is fully informed why her engagement with the team ended in 2015.
" Though Having refused our invitations to discuss her qualifications for the past two years, we will continue to proactively engage and meet with one of the Bowling children expressing their desire to have the right to succeed their father.
"As Trustees, we will continue to honor Pat's longstanding plan to determine the future ownership of the Broncos and any appointment of his children to leadership positions within the organization." Our decisions will always be guided by what the long-term Ensuring the success and stability of the Broncos while doing the best for our community, our fans and the NFL.
"In accordance with Pat" long succession plan, our decisions are not made by the short-term or personal interests We will vigorously defend Pat's plan to respond to these and all statements that contradict Pat's words and intentions. "