The Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce and Junior Achievement-Rocky Mountain have announced the 2024 inductees into the Colorado Business Hall of Fame. The class includes former Vail Resorts CEO Rob Katz, who has been recognized for his contributions to the industry through his leadership and commitment to community service.
Katz became CEO of Vail Resorts in 2006 and is credited with developing a season pass program that led to the launch of the industry-changing Epic Pass in 2008. Under his 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 founded the Katz Amsterdam Foundation, which focuses on nonprofits in mountain communities that address mental and behavioral challenges, giving over $22 million back to the community.
In addition to Katz, 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.
The Colorado Business Hall of Fame is an organization that recognizes individuals who have made significant contributions to business and commerce in Colorado. The induction ceremony is an opportunity for these individuals to be recognized for their achievements and inspire others to pursue similar goals.