Denver’s Exploratory Committee and subcommittees are tasked with determining whether hosting a future Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games would be good for Denver and Colorado. The committees are composed of civic and community leaders from around the State of Colorado.​


Exploratory Committee



Honorary Chair: 
Michael Hancock
City of Denver
Honorary Chair: 
John Hickenlooper
State of Colorado
Committee Chair: Robert Cohen The IMA Financial Group
Committee Members:
Jandel Allen-Davis
Kaiser Permanente
Christine Benero United Way Denver
Carrie Besnette Hauser Colorado Mountain College
Chauncey Billups Former Professional Athlete, Philanthropist
Jeremy Bloom Integrate
Albus Brooks City Council
Kelly Brough Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce
Denise Burgess Burgess Services
Terrance Carroll Butler Snow, LLC
Luella Chavez D'Angelo University of Colorado South  Denver
Jerome Davis Xcel Energy
Navin Dimond Stonebridge Companies
Tami Door Downtown Denver Partnership
Don Elliman CU Anschutz Medical Campus
Mike Ferrufino Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
Cole Finegan Hogan Lovells
Mike Fries Liberty Global
Maria Garcia Berry CRL Associates
Happy Haynes Denver Department of Parks and Recreation
Bill Hybl El Pomar Foundation
Mike Imhof Vail Valley Foundation
Walter Isenberg Sage Hospitality
Bruce James Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck
Chris Jarnot Vail Resorts
Michelle Lucero Children's Hospital Colorado
Peyton Manning Former professional athlete, Businessman, Philanthropist
Steve McConahey SGM Capital
Ken Schanzer NBC Sports
Richard Scharf VISIT DENVER 
Janice Sinden Denver Center for the Performing Arts
Marjorie Sloan City of Golden
Elaine Torres CBS4
Bill Vidal City of Denver
Paul Washington JLL
Wellington Webb Webb Group International
Tracy Winchester Five Points Business District


The Olympic and Paralympic Exploratory Committee is divided into four subcommittees (Finance/FundraisingCommunity/Civic Engagement, Games Concept/Operations, and Guarantees/Legal) that will focus on exploring different facets of the Olympic and Paralympic 2026 bid process.