From Vail to Fort Collins: Colorado Business Hall of Fame Inducts Rob Katz and Honors Notable Entrepreneurs

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

In 2024, Rob Katz, the former CEO of Vail Resorts, will be inducted into the Colorado Business Hall of Fame. Katz revolutionized the ski industry by creating the Epic Pass and grew Vail Resorts from five to 41 resorts under his leadership. Employment at each resort and the Broomfield headquarters also increased during his tenure. Despite stepping down as CEO in 2021, Katz continues to be involved in the strategic operations of the company and is also a noted philanthropist.

Other honorees in the 2024 Colorado Business Hall of Fame include Rose Andom, owner of several McDonald’s franchises and philanthropist, Pat Hamill founder of Oakwood Homes, John A. Ikard, former CEO of FirstBank, Steve Schuck founder of Schuck Communities (now Schuck Chapman Cos), and Elizabeth Hickok Robbins Stone (1801-1895), one of the founders of the city of Fort Collins.

The induction ceremony will take place on February 15 at the Hyatt Regency Denver at the Colorado Convention Center and will be hosted by Denver7’s Brian Sanders. For more information, visit

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