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The mission of Vail Valley Economic Development is to promote the long-term economic health of Eagle County and solidify an economic base that is strong, diverse, and resilient—much like the spirit of the Vail Valley itself.

We define success differently here. We’re focused on building and sustaining a business-friendly community that is welcoming, supportive and appreciative of the businesses that make our legendary quality of life possible. We welcome you to build your own model of success, and live the life of your dreams here in the Vail Valley.

If you’re looking to launch, relocate, or expand your business in the Vail Valley, VVED is your top resource.

Contact Us

Vail Valley Economic Development, a business unit of Vail Valley Partnership
101 Fawcett Road, Suite 240 | Avon, CO 81620 | (970) 477-4012

Chris Romer

President / CEO of Vail Valley Partnership

Call 970-477-4016 or email Chris.

Andrej Birjulin

Director of Research

Call 970-328-0299 or email Andrej.

VVED Advisory Council

The VVED Advisory Council is a resource and sounding board for the Partnership. These community leaders are representative of our industry sectors and geographics, and represent both public and private interests to improve communication and understanding on local economic issues across this common divide.

The Advisory Council advises on issues at hand to ensure that local economic development activities undertaken by Vail Valley Economic Development are relevant to the needs of the business community, and remain aligned to our core mission of promoting the long-term economic health of Eagle County.

The Vail Valley Partnership Board of Governors retains all official organizational decision making powers for the activities undertaken by Vail Valley Economic Development.

Private Representatives

Peter Dann – Executive VP, East West Resorts
Dr. Brooks Bock – Owner, Colorado Mountain Medical
Travis Bossow – President, R.A. Nelson
Jim Daus – Executive Director, Eagle Valley Land Trust
Samantha Biszantz – Owner, Root and Flower
Susan Fairweather – Community Relations Lead, Kaiser Permanente
Stacy Toyama– Vice President, Shaw Cancer Center
Noah Nordheimer – President & CEO, Concerted Care Group
Amy Cassidy– Principle, Amy L. Cassidy
Jeff Sample – Director of Information Technology, Gallegos Corp
Christine Person – Vice President, Alpine Bank
Mark Bergman – Executive Director, Vail Board of Realtors
Shawna Toper – Director of Marketing, Slifer, Smith & Frampton Real Estate
Andrej Birjulin – Owner, Confluence Research & Training
Jim Satloff – Owner, Liberty Skis
Fletcher Harrison – Principle, Red Maple Catering
Lachie Thomas – Principle, Rever
Mike Pearson – Owner, NAI Mountain
Emily St. Ruth – Owner, Outdoor Hospitality Solutions
Dominic Maurillo, Owner, Maurillo Planning Group
Pedro Campos – Principle, Zehren Architecture
Clark Gundlach – Owner, Color Coffee Roasters

Public Representatives

Kathy Chandler-Henry – Commissioner, Eagle County Government
Jeremy Reitmann – Economic Development Director, Town of Gypsum
Anne McKibbon– Trustee, Town of Eagle
Ken Marchetti – Community Administrator, Edwards Metropolitan District
Jennie Fancher – Mayor, Town of Avon
Jeff Layman – Community Manager, EagleVail Metropolitan District
Michelle Metteer – Economic Development Coordinator, Town of Minturn
Anushka Bales – Mayor, Town of Red Cliff
Kelli McDonald – Economic Development Manager, Town of Vail
Dr. Jason Glass – Superintendent, Eagle County Schools
Dr. Kathryn Regjo – Campus Vice President, Colorado Mountain College, Edwards

Vail Valley Partnership Board of Governors

Jeff Andrews – East West Resorts
Jen Brown – Director, Beaver Creek Resort CompanyMichael Brown – Regional President, Alpine Bank
Paul Gordon – President/CEO, Vail Valley Jet Center
Dr. Carrie Besnette Hauser – President, Colorado Mountain College
Mark Herron – General Manager, Park Hyatt Beaver Creek
Michael Holton – Director of Marketing & PR, Vail Valley Medical Center
Matt Jones – Senior Director of Human Resources, Vail Resorts
Laurie Mullen – Owner, West Vail Liquor Mart
John Shipp – Owner, Roadhouse Hospitality Group
Beth Slifer – Owner, Slifer Designs
James Wear – Attorney, Wear Travers Perkins LLC
Gary Woodworth – CEO, Gallegos Corporation