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Three DU alumni are named among Denver’s most influential people

University of Denver alumni Terrance Carroll (JD ’05), Pete Coors (MBA ’70) and Ted Trimpa (BA economics ’89, JD ’93) recently were named among 5280 magazine’s “50 Most Influential People in Denver.”

5280 is an arts and entertainment magazine featuring Denver’s culture and events. Carroll, Coors and Trimpa were recognized for their powerful contributions to Denver’s politics and economy.

Carroll, speaker of the Colorado House of Representatives, is the first African-American in Colorado history to hold the post. Carroll also is an attorney and an ordained minister. He earned his Master of Divinity degree from the Iliff School of Theology in 1999.

Coors, chairman of the Golden-based Coors Brewing Company, was named to the list because of his “branding power that transcends the tailgate.” Coors unsuccessfully ran for U.S. Senate in 2004.

Trimpa, a partner in the law firm Hogan & Hartson, is a Democratic political activist.

Ed. Note: An early version of this story omitted Trimpa.

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