Peter H. Coors
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Peter Coors was the Republican candidate for Colorado in the 2004 U.S. Senate election.
He was born 20 September 1946 in Golden, Colorado. After completing a degree in industrial engineering at Cornell University and a master's degree in business administration at the University of Denver he has worked for the Coors Brewing Company.
In 1993, he became vice chairman and chief executive officer of the company and since 2002 has been the Chairman of the company as well as Chairman of Adolph Coors Company. He is a trustee of the Adolph Coors Foundation and the Castle Rock Foundation.
"Pete joined Adolph Coors Company in 1971 where he held a number of executive and management positions. He previously served as chairman of the board of Adolph Coors Company from 2002 to 2005, and was chief executive officer from May 2000 to July 2002. He served as a director of Coors Brewing Company, the company’s US-based subsidiary, beginning in 1973. In 2002, he was named executive chairman, and was chief executive officer from 1992 to 2000. He’s also chairman of the MillerCoors Board of Directors and a director of Energy Corporation of America.
"Mr. Coors’ community involvement includes serving on the University of Colorado Hospital board, as president of the University of Colorado Hospital Foundation, and as a trustee of Johnson & Wales Corporation.
"He graduated from the Phillips Exeter Academy in Exeter, N.H., in 1965, attended Cornell University where he received his bachelor’s degree in industrial engineering in 1969. He earned a master’s degree in business administration from the University of Denver in 1970.
- Chair, MillerCoors
- Vice-Chairman, Molson Coors Brewing Company
- Director (2007), U.S. Bancorp
- Corporate Council, The Conservation Fund
Resources and articles
- Molson Coors Peter H. Coors, organizational web page, accessed June 19, 2012.
Ties to the American Legislative Exchange Council
Coors spoke on "philanthropy" at the American Legislative Exchange Council's 2009 Annual Meeting in Atlanta, GA on Wednesday, July 15, 2009.
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- "Meet Pete Coors", undated, accessed August 2004.
- Russ Bellant, Coors Connection: How Coors Family Philanthropy Undermines Democratic Pluralism, Consortium Book Sales & Dist, 1992, 2nd edition. (The first edition was published in 1990 by Political Research Associates).