Pat Bowlen Trust said Thursday that Beth Bowlen, the second oldest daughter of lawyer Pat Bowlen, is currently unable to lead the franchise despite her wish to.
Beth Bowlen announced in a press release on Thursday that she threw her hat in the ring to become owner of Broncos and told The Athletic she had "fulfilled the criteria set by the trustees so I felt it was a good time to come out and express my interest and desire to be part of the organization again "and presented a follow-up plan. However, the message is contrary to his father's succession plan.
"Pat did not designate Beth as a trustee or appointed her senior executive and did not instruct the administrators to specifically mentor her. He made clear that his children did not automatically qualify for a role with the team and that they would need to earn that opportunity through its achievements, qualifications and character, "said Pat Bowlen Trust in a press release.
"As a trustee who honors Pats clear wishes, we have carefully evaluated whether Beth can succeed with her father as controlling owner. We have decided that she is not competent or qualified right now."
Pat Bowlen Seven Children from Two marriage, range between the ages of 20 and 48 years. Beth Bowlen, 47, is one of two children from Pats first marriage to Sally Parker.
Pat Bowlen presented his resignation to NFL as controlling owner in 201
"As a manager and a Pat appointed to oversee his team, I have a huge responsibility for cautiously managing his succession plan and making decisions in Broncos best," said Ellis. "We continue to follow PAT's drawing – and nobody else's – while keeping our focus as an organization on a successful season".
Ellis is the controlling owner and is Broncos representative at NFL meetings and manages team day to today's decision.
In February 2015, Pat Bowlin's wife, Annabel and his seven children, sent a document describing criteria to be considered to control the owner. The document stated that even if a Bowlen child fulfilled the criteria, which included "Leadership Experience" in at least five years, leadership and integrity qualifications, it would not guarantee him or her controlling ownership.
In a news, Beth Bowlen released, "I have recommended the managers that I'm ready and have done everything they said I have to do to take this step. Working in the leadership of Broncos is something I have prepared and dreamed of make. "
Added Amie Bowlen Klemmer, the oldest Bowlen child:" I fully support Beth. She is qualified and ready, and she works closely with my dad. She has the best place to perform her vision. Talk to him, I know my dad would have approved Beth and this plan. "
In a statement, Kerry and John Bowlen said that they" fully support "Beth Bowlen's pursuit.
Their Common Statement: Beth has worked very hard to meet the criteria set for Pat Bowl's children to be qualified to run and manage the organization. As a minority owner of the team, we would be proud and proud to have her as leader of this franchise. There is also strong support from fans who advocate their bid to control ownership. "
Beth Bowlen, 47, graduated from the University of Denver Sturm College of Law in 2016, and then graduated from the University of Colorado, Boulder.
She worked for Broncos for several years as Head of Special Projects and monitoring initiative, including the Ring of Fame Plaza and the placement of a statue of her father, in addition to dealing with community issues.
"In 2011, my dad encouraged me to join the organization. I was humble and ready for the opportunity to work with him, especially considering his sinking health, Beth said. "I have developed good relationships with the members of NFL and Denver, and they have expressed their support for me earlier."
Full Statement by Pat Bowlen Trust
"The statements issued by Beth Bowlen Wallace today contradict Pat Bowlen's long-standing succession plan, which he created for years of careful consideration.
" Pat was stuck the decision to ensure that Broncos would remain a leading franchise in the National Football League in the event of his absence. He chose to maintain the team's success in that case by appointing three non-family managers to determine if any of his children had been qualified sometime to get into his shoes.
"Pat did not appoint Beth as a trustee or appoint her to a senior position, nor did he instruct the trustees specifically to mentor her. He made it clear that his children did not automatically qualify for a role with the team and
"As a trustee honors the clear wishes of Pat, we have carefully evaluated whether Beth can succeed with his father as controlling owner. We have decided that she is not competent or qualified right now.
"We have communicated our decision to Beth and her lawyers on several occasions. She is also fully informed of why her employment with the team ended in 2015.
" Although Beth has declined our invitations to discuss his qualifications in the past two years, we continue to proactively engage and meet any of the Bowlen children who express a wish to earn the right to succeed with his father.
"As a trustee, we continue to honor PAT's long-term plan to determine Bronco's future ownership and possible appointments of its children to senior positions within the organization. Our decisions will always be governed by what ensures Bronco's long-term success and stability while doing the best for our community, our fans, and NFL.
"Compliance with Pat" For a long time, our forthcoming follow-up plan will not be dictated by individuals short-term or personal interests. forcefully defend Pat's plan to respond to these and any statements that contradict Pats words and intentions. "