R. Stanton Dodge joins Western Stock Show Association Board of Directors

One of the West’s most respected corporate attorneys has joined the board of directors of the Western Stock Show Association (WSSA), the nonprofit that has presented the National Western Stock Show since 1906.

The WSSA board’s newest member, R. Stanton Dodge, is chief legal officer of DraftKings. The longtime National Western supporter serves as a WSSA trustee as well as vice chairman of the Honoring the Legacy campaign that’s backing the development of the new National Western Center. 

“Stanton brings a wealth legal and business acumen to our board of directors,” said Doug Jones, the WSSA board’s chairman. “His deep knowledge of the National Western and his role in the ambitious National Western Center development put him in a position to contribute substantially in short order.”

Before joining DraftKings, Dodge was DISH Network’s executive vice president and general counsel. Prior to DISH, he served as law clerk to the Hon. Jose D.L. Marquez of the Colorado Court of Appeals.  

“I look forward to helping guide the WSSA through the National Western Center’s development and beyond,” Dodge said. “It’s an incredible honor to be part of a leadership group that includes so many of the West’s most respected and accomplished leaders.”

Dodge is on the board of directors of EchoStar Corporation and is involved in many business, community, and philanthropic causes. He is a member of the National Jewish Health board of directors, an ambassador for the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Team, and past chairman of the board of Colorado Concern. He recently served on Denver Mayor Mike Johnston’s transition team as co-chair of the City Attorney Selection Committee, and he serves on the Supreme Court Nominating Commission for the State of Colorado.