AVON, Colo. — After 25 years of exemplary service, hard work and an extraordinary list of achievements, the Vail Valley Foundation (VVF) announced Monday that Ceil Folz has decided to step down as CEO. Folz’s last day is slated for Friday, Oct. 9.
Under Folz’s leadership, the VVF achieved some of its greatest milestones in the organization’s storied 35-year history, including the 2015 Alpine World Ski Championships. Folz oversaw the merger between the VVF and Vilar Performing Arts Center and later the Youth Foundation, the renovation of the Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater, the creation of the Bud Light Street Beat Concert Series, Honda Session and current annual athletic events such as Birds of Prey World Cup skiing, Mountain Games and the American Ski Classic as well as a collection of cultural offerings including the Vail Dance Festival. Folz also played a strategic role as Vice President, Operations during the highly successful 1999 Alpine World Ski Championships.