Condoleezza Rice, who served as President Bush's secretary of state, has joined the Broncos' new ownership group.
Rob Walton, who bought the Denver Broncos last month pending expected approval from NFL owners, announced Rice's addition..
Rice, 67, moved with her family to Denver when she was 12 years old. She graduated from St, Mary's Academy, an all-girls Catholic high school, then received her bachelor's degree cum laude and Ph.D. in political science from the University of Denver.
"It is an honor to be part of this ownership group,'' Rice said in a statement through Stanford's Hoover Institute. "Football has been an integral part of my life since the moment it was introduced to me, and I am thrilled to be a part of the Broncos organization today. I spent much of my younger years in Denver, so to be able to combine my love of the game with my love for this great city and team is an adventure of a lifetime and a great opportunity."
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Published: 9:32 AM MDT July 11, 2022
Updated: 1:28 PM MDT July 11, 2022
DENVER — Condoleezza Rice, who served as President George W. Bush's secretary of state from 2005-2009, has joined the Broncos' new ownership group.
Rob Walton, who bought the Denver Broncos for $4.65 billion last month pending expected approval from NFL owners, announced Rice's addition Monday morning.
Rice joins Mellody Hobson as the second prominent Black woman to join the Broncos' new ownership group. Rob Walton is the controlling owner with his son-in-law Greg Penner expected to be in charge of the team on a day-to-day basis, along with Walton's daughter, Carrie Walton-Penner.