Jim Dewey Brown, General Manager, Prescott Frontier Days®, Inc.
Jim Dewey Brown is a former PRCA saddle bronc rider, rodeo coach and production professional. He has won numerous awards in and out of the arena for his achievements.
A two-time saddle bronc riding champion at the World’s Oldest Rodeo®, he was selected for the general manager job for Prescott Frontier Days in 2021 and is shepherding the storied event deeper into the 21st century.
Alongside with his amazing wife Jody Martinelli, the two are excited for their future in Prescott and the next chapter of the World’s Oldest Rodeo.
After earning bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Tarleton State University in Texas, Jim coached for the rodeo program at New Mexico State University from 2002 to 2015 during which the women’s and men’s teams each won the regional championship nine times and produced almost 40 Academic and Scholar All-Americans.
Since 2022, he has served as the commissioner for the National Intercollegiate Rodeo Association, a job he has had his eyes on for over 15 years.
From student athlete to coach (national Coach of the Year in 2007) to College National Finals Rodeo (CNFR) arena director and now commissioner, college rodeo holds a special place in his heart.
He occasionally serves as chute boss and flank man for Vold Rodeo Co., and he is a co-partner of Fite Ranch LLC, a commercial beefmaster cattle ranch in New Mexico.
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