The 2024 inductees into the Colorado Business Hall of Fame have been announced by the Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce and Junior Achievement-Rocky Mountain. This year’s class includes former Vail Resorts CEO Rob Katz, who is being recognized for his outstanding contributions to the business community in Colorado.
Rob Katz became CEO of Vail Resorts in 2006 and under his leadership, the company has grown its footprint from five to 41 resorts and increased the number of employees at its Broomfield headquarters from 200 to 1,200. He is credited with developing a season pass program that led to the launch of the industry-changing Epic Pass in 2008. In addition to his business accomplishments, Katz has also been involved in philanthropy, creating the Katz Amsterdam Foundation with a focus on nonprofits in mountain communities that address mental and behavioral challenges. This foundation has given over $22 million back to the community.
Other honorees inducted into the Colorado Business Hall of Fame this year are 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.
For more information about the Colorado Business Hall of Fame and this year’s honorees, visit ColoradoBusinessHallofFame.org.