The Western Stock Show Association (WSSA) (dba, National Western Stock Show) is pleased to announce and welcome new Board Member J.J. Ament, President, and CEO of the Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce, to the Board of Directors.
J.J. Ament leads the Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce, Colorado’s oldest business and economic development organization. Continuously serving for more than 155 years, the Denver Metro Chamber has played critical leadership roles in the West, including being a co-founder of the National Western Stock Show in 1906. Ament was appointed by the Chamber Board in 2021 to lead the 1000-member organization and served as the chief executive officer of the Metro Denver Economic Development Corporation from 2017 to 2021. Ament brings a unique combination of private, public, and non-profit experience, including investment banking to the role.
A fifth-generation Colorado native, born and raised on his family’s farm and cattle ranch in Northeast Colorado, J.J. has been coming to the Stock Show his entire life. He is an active WSSA Trustee as well as Chair of the National Western Scholarship Trust. “J.J. will bring a broad knowledge of both business and agriculture to our board of directors and welcome insights as we continue to build our future,” said Chairman of the Board, Douglas L. Jones. “His Colorado ranching roots and well-respected reputation in Denver will help us grow and expand our 117-year presence in the West,” stated Jones.