KUSA — Colorado Avalanche and Denver Nuggets President Josh Kroenke has been promoted to Vice Chairman of Kroenke Sports & Entertainment and KSE UK.

“This appointment is a well-deserved and long overdue recognition of Josh’s many contributions to not only the Avalanche and Nuggets organizations but also his role in the overall global growth of KSE and our sister companies,” said Jim Martin, KSE CEO and President, in a news release. “Josh has evolved into a respected leader and innovator in sports business, and is already leading many of our organization’s investments in forward-thinking multimedia platforms and emerging technologies.”

Josh Kroenke, 37, has served in several leadership positions for the Nuggets and Avalanche.

“While the business of sport has transformed in recent years, we are still just getting started,” Josh Kroenke said, in a news release. “Our current management structure won’t change, and Joe Sakic of the Avalanche and Tim Connelly of the Nuggets will continue reporting directly to me. This new position allows me the opportunity and flexibility to work closer with employees, fans, sponsors and community leaders to strategize and celebrate the power of sports and entertainment.”