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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
97 Main Street, Suite 201 | Edwards, CO 81632 | (970) 477-4016

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
Stacy Toyama– Vice President, Shaw Cancer Center
Noah Nordheimer – President & CEO, Concerted Care Group
Amy Cassidy– Principle, Amy L. Cassidy
Brian Nestor – Vice President, Alpine Bank
Erica Kirk – Association 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
Mike Pearson – Owner, NAI Mountain
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 – Town Manager, Town of Gypsum
Anne McKibbon– Trustee, Town of Eagle
Ken Marchetti – Community Administrator, Edwards Metro District
Jennie Fancher – Town Council, Town of Avon
Michelle Metteer – Town Manager, Town of Minturn
Anushka Bales – Mayor, Town of Red Cliff
Mia Vlaar – Economic Development Manager, Town of Vail
Phil Qualmann – Superintendent, Eagle County Schools
Dr. Kathryn Regjo – Vice President, Colorado Mountain College, Edwards

Vail Valley Partnership Board of Governors

Jeff Andrews – Regional Business Recovery Coordinator, Northwest Colorado Council of Governments
Janet Bartnik – Executive Director, Mountain Recreation
Jen Brown – Managing Director, Beaver Creek Resort Company
Michael Brown – Regional President, Alpine Bank
Pedro Campos – Principal, Land Planner & Landscape Architect, Zehren and Associates, Inc.
Will Cook – President/CEO, Vail Health
John Dawsey – Vice President/Hospitality, Vail Resorts
Paul Gordon – President/CEO, Vail Valley Jet Center
Mark Herron – Vice President Vail Valley, InvitedHome
Mike Imhof – President, Vail Valley Foundation
Jeff Kennedy – Co-Founder, Moe’s Original BBQ
Kristen Pryor – General Manager, Westin Riverfront Resort & Spa, Avon, Vail Valley
Kathryn Regjo – Vice President, Colorado Mountain College
Beth Slifer – Owner, Slifer Designs
Gary Woodworth – CEO, Gallegos Corporation