The Greeley Stampede is welcoming two new members to the Stampede Committee, congratulating two out-going members, and welcoming a new general Chairman.  The two new committee members are Dan Dennie and Todd Stephens.

Dan Dennie – Hospitality Chairman

The Hospitality Chairman is responsible for group ticket sales, group sales meals, arena skybox sales and the Sponsor Patio hospitality area.

Dan Dennie
Greeley Stampede

Dan Dennie served twenty one years on active duty with the United States Air Force, with assignments at the Defense Language Institute, Presidio of Monterey, California, the Office of the Surgeon General, Pentagon, Washington D.C., the United States Air Force Academy, Colorado, and Kunsan Air Base, Korea, among others. Upon his retirement from the Air Force, he moved to Greeley to continue his work in healthcare, where he served in a variety of leadership roles for Banner Health.  Dan has served on numerous nonprofit boards to include the United Way of Weld County, The American Red Cross of Northern Colorado, Better Business Bureau of Northern Colorado and Wyoming, Institute For Marketplace Trust, Northern Colorado Legislative Alliance, Weld County Bright Futures, Greeley ACE Board, Regis University, Healthcare Administration Advisory Board, and Aims Community College Radiology Program Advisory Board and was named an Aims Community College Honorary Fellow in 2011. Dan also served as Chairman of Weld Recover, assisting those families affected by the 2013 floods.  In 2017, Dan was awarded the Governor’s Outstanding Volunteer Award.  Dan is originally from LaGrange, Kentucky and now lives in Greeley with his wife Cyndi of 40 years. He is a proud husband, father and grandfather.


Todd Stephens – Parking/Admission Chairman

The Parking & Admissions Chairman is responsible for general public parking, reserved parking, volunteer RV program, guest shuttles, and park admission program.

Todd Stephens
Greeley Stampede

Todd grew up on a farm in east central Nebraska; he graduated high school in 1982. While in school he participated in high school sports and was a member of Future Farmers of America and earned his State Farmer Degree.  Todd’s professional career has always been in the Ag industry; selling animal nutrition, agronomy, livestock and Ag equipment.  In 2008 Todd and his family moved to the Greeley area. In 2009 Todd began his career as Manager of Bill’s Volume Sales and Service in Pierce Co. Todd spent several years volunteering in youth coaching positions.  Todd is active in his church leading men’s groups. Todd and his wife Teresa have been married for 34 years and have two adult sons.


Chad Sanger – General Chairman

The General Chairman is responsible for leading the event, overseeing the Committee and being an event spokesperson.

Chad Sanger – General Chairman
Greeley Stampede

Chad grew up in Greeley graduating from Greeley West High School in 1994. He participated in Little Britches, Colorado High School Rodeo Association, and USTRC as a team roper, and still enjoys the sport of team roping today. Chad earned his Farrier Science degree in 1996 and began his own shoeing business. He served as the Greeley Stampede on-site farrier from 1998-2008.  In 2000, alongside his father John Sanger, Chad started Turn Key Builders and continues to operate the company serving as President. Chad currently serves as Chairman on the Weld County Building Advisory Board. He is the past President for the Weld County Builders Association and the former site-chair for the American Cancer Society’s Cattle Baron’s Ball. He and his wife, Marcy, have been married for 19 years and have 13 year old twin boys. Chad has served as the Stampede Parking and Admissions Chair for the past 4 years.


Out-Going Members

John DeWitt and Patty Gates are both former General Chairmen and each served for 6+ years on the Committee.

2019 Greeley Stampede Committee

  • Chad Sanger - General Chairman
  • Trent Johnson - Vice & Night Shows Chairman
  • Jackie Lyman - Secretary & Gold Spur Chairman
  • Julie Jensen - Treasurer & Vendor Chairman
  • Mic Harvey - Security Chairman
  • Jerry Short - Beverages Chairman
  • Shawn Mills - Rodeo Chairman
  • Jeff Reck - Grounds & Demolition Derby Chairman
  • Kent Heckel - Parades Chairman
  • Jesse Leos - Volunteer Chairman
  • Dan Dennie - Hospitality Chairman
  • Todd Stephens - Parking and Admissions Chairman

The 2019 Greeley Stampede is June 26 through July 7 at Island Grove Park in Greeley.

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