Rob Katz Joins Colorful Ranks of Colorado Business Hall of Fame

Rob Katz, former CEO of Vail Resorts, to be honored with induction into the Colorado Business Hall of Fame

The Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce and Junior Achievement-Rocky Mountain have unveiled the 2024 inductees into the Colorado Business Hall of Fame. The distinguished class includes former Vail Resorts CEO Rob Katz, who has been recognized for his outstanding contributions to the business world.

Under Katz’s leadership, Vail Resorts has experienced remarkable growth, expanding its operations from five to 41 resorts and increasing the number of employees at its Broomfield headquarters from 200 to 1,200. He is also known for creating the Katz Amsterdam Foundation, which supports nonprofits in mountain communities that focus on mental and behavioral challenges, having contributed over $22 million back to the community. Despite stepping down as CEO in 2021, Katz remains on the board as executive chairman and continues to be actively involved in Vail Resorts’ strategic operations.

The induction ceremony for this year’s honorees will take place at the annual Colorado Business Hall of Fame dinner on February 15th at Hyatt Regency Denver at the Colorado Convention Center. This event will be hosted by Denver7’s Brian Sanders.

Other notable individuals inducted into the Colorado Business Hall of Fame this year include Rose Andom, Pat Hamill, John A. Ikard, Steve Schuck, and Elizabeth Hickok Robbins Stone. Each of these individuals has made significant contributions to their respective fields and have left a lasting impact on their communities.

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