Craig Thompson


Craig serves as Partner in the Sports Practice Group and is based in the firm’s Denver office.

Craig Thompson

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A 43-year veteran of athletic administration, with all but eight of those years sitting in a commissioner’s chair, Craig brings extensive knowledge and experience in the athletic sector.

Prior to joining DHR, Craig served as Commissioner of the Mountain West Conference for over 20 years, where he was responsible for nearly $600 million in television revenue and was an innovator in the postseason bowl structures. Throughout his career, Craig has been an integral part of the national landscape in intercollegiate athletics, holding many prestigious positions on NCAA and sport-specific national committees. Craig also served as commissioner of the Sun Belt Conference and American South Conference.

Craig graduated from the University of Minnesota with a degree in journalism. Following graduation, he spent two years as Assistant Sports Information Director at Kansas State University, earning numerous CoSIDA publication awards. Craig went on to serve as Director of Public Relations for the NBA’s Kansas City Kings for three years.

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