The Colorado Business Hall of Fame has announced its 2024 inductees, including former Vail Resorts CEO Rob Katz. Katz, who became CEO of Vail Resorts in 2006, is credited with the development of 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.
In addition to his business accomplishments, Katz also created the Katz Amsterdam Foundation with a focus on nonprofits in mountain communities that address mental and behavioral challenges. The foundation 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 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 its inductees, visit ColoradoBusinessHallofFame.org.