Peter H. Coors
Leo Kiely
Biography PhotoPeter H. Coors
Chairman
Coors Brewing Company
Vice Chairman
Molson Coors Brewing Company

Peter H. Coors is chairman of Coors Brewing Company and vice chairman of Molson Coors Brewing Company. Pete is a native of the state of Colorado. He was born on September 20, 1946, in Golden, Colo., and remains a resident of Golden today.

Pete's professional career in the brewing business follows a Coors tradition that has spanned more than 130 years and five generations of Coors family members. He has served in a number of positions at the company. In 1993, Pete was named vice chairman and chief executive officer of Coors Brewing Company. In 2000, he was named Chairman, Coors Brewing Company, and President and Chief Executive Officer of Adolph Coors Company. In 2002, he was named Chairman of Adolph Coors Company and Coors Brewing Company.

Pete's outside corporate board of director memberships include U.S. Bancorp, Inc., H.J. Heinz Company and Energy Corporation of America. His numerous and diverse civic responsibilities include serving as a trustee and member of the executive board of the Denver Area Council of the Boy Scouts of America and a member of the National Western Stock Show Association executive committee. He also is a member of the International Chapter of Young Presidents Organization, is a member of Denver University's Daniels School of Business Advisory Board, a trustee for the Seeds of Hope Foundation and a trustee of the University of Northern Colorado.

Pete 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, and earned a master's degree in business administration from the University of Denver in 1970. He also has received honorary doctorates from Regis University in 1991, Wilberforce University in 1992, and Johnson & Wales University in 1997.

Pete is an avid outdoorsman. Active in wildlife conservation, he serves on the boards of several conservation groups. Peter also is a former national president and chairman of Ducks Unlimited.

Peter H. Coors is the great-grandson of Adolph Coors, who founded the Golden brewery in 1873.