A little bit about megan
Megan's Success Story
Colorado Springs Sports Corporation Board of Directors has named Megan Leatham, the Executive Director of the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb, as the new President and CEO of The Sports Corp.
Through an extensive and competitive national hiring process, Leatham was ultimately selected for the role because of her proven track record of excellence in leadership, business management and financial acumen, team building skills and creating and achieving a vision of success for the organizations she has served.
Megan joined The Broadmoor Pikes Peak International Hill Climb in 2011. In her tenure with the organization, Megan earned the respect of the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb Board of Directors, competitors, sponsors, staff and volunteers at all levels of the community. She, along with great community support and a strong, hardworking team, grew the race to the international prominence it is today.
Dave Palenchar, Chairman of the Colorado Springs Sports Corporation Board of Directors, said, “The Sports Corporation set a high bar for Tom Osborne’s successor and Megan’s experience checked all the boxes. Her successes in event management, leadership, fund development and community collaboration fit perfectly with the Sports Corp’s mission. Her demonstrated success as general manager of the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb, sports background, commitment to Colorado Springs, and appreciation for the unique role the Sports Corp plays in this community made her the right choice. And in the few months she has been on the job the Board could not be more pleased with her performance.” ”
Armed with an undergraduate degree from Whitman College, and a master’s degree from the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs, Megan brings her passion for sports, relationships, and systems implementation to complement the future initiatives of The Sports Corp.
“I share a deep respect for our community and the contribution of sports to the quality of life for citizens in Colorado Springs and the Pikes Peak region,” Leatham said. “As the new President and CEO, I commit to cultivate and enhance the legacy of The Sports Corp by strengthening our unique relationships and promoting our community as Olympic City USA. It is the presence and passion of each individual and partnership that ensures our continued success.”
Colorado Springs Sports Corporation
The Colorado Springs Sports Corporation (The Sports Corp) is a 501(c)3 non-profit committed to establishing a strong regional presence through positive economic development and contribution to the quality of life for citizens in the Pikes Peak region. The Sports Corp was established in 1978 to assist in the relocation of the United States Olympic Committee from New York City to Colorado Springs and has grown and prospered to become a driving force in the agenda for amateur and Olympic sport. Through event promotion and community development activities, The Sports Corp plays a critical role in bringing city and civic leaders together with some of the nation’s premier sporting organizations, including the United States Olympic Committee and national and international sports organizations.
As a professional event management company, The Sports Corp spearheads the organization and management of the following annual major events driving economic vitality in the Pikes Peak region: Rocky Mountain State Games, The Broadmoor Pikes Peak Cycling Hill Climb, Pikes Peak Airstrip Attack, Colorado Springs Labor Day Lift Off, and the Colorado Springs Sports Hall of Fame.