Rob Katz, the former CEO of Vail Resorts, has been inducted into the Colorado Business Hall of Fame for his outstanding contributions to the industry. Katz became CEO of Vail Resorts in 2006 and is credited with developing a season pass program that led to the launch of the groundbreaking 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. In addition to his work at Vail Resorts, Katz founded 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.
Katz stepped down as CEO in 2021 but remains on the board as executive chairman and continues to be 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 event and honorees, visit ColoradoBusinessHallofFame.org.