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

Denver Business Hall of Fame Inducts Colorado’s Business Titans: Rob Katz and Five Other Innovative Leaders.

The Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce and Junior Achievement-Rocky Mountain have announced the 2024 inductees into the Colorado Business Hall of Fame. This year’s class includes former Vail Resorts CEO Rob Katz, who has been recognized for his contributions to the industry.

Rob Katz became CEO of Vail Resorts in 2006 and was credited with the development of a season pass program that led to the launch of the industry-changing Epic Pass in 2008. Under Katz’s leadership, Vail Resorts grew its footprint from five to 41 resorts and increased the number of employees at its Broomfield headquarters from 200 to 1,200. He also created the Katz Amsterdam Foundation with a focus on nonprofits in mountain communities that address mental and behavioral challenges, which has given over $22 million back to the community. In 2021, Katz stepped down as CEO but remains on the board as executive chairman and continues to be fully involved in the strategic operations of the company.

Other honorees 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. The induction ceremony will take place at the annual Colorado Business Hall of Fame dinner on Feb. 15 at the Hyatt Regency Denver at the Colorado Convention Center, hosted by Denver7’s Brian Sanders.

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