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ANGIE ANDERSON, IOM
President & CEO

Joined the chamber team in high school (1998 – 2000) and as a full-time employee in October 2007.

Angie Anderson has been a fixture at the chamber for over a decade. Recently named the President & CEO, she looks forward to continuing to collaborate with community leaders on a vision to make this the “ideal mountain community.” A “local” since she was in third grade, Angie can answer lots of random questions about Glenwood Springs.  Outside of work, she can usually be found enjoying outdoor recreational opportunities in the area with her husband Scott and daughter Paige.

THING SHE LOVES ABOUT GLENWOOD: Her jogger’s stop on the Two Rivers’ Bridge at the confluence of the Colorado and Roaring Fork.

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JONI BATES, IOM
VP of Membership Development

Joined the chamber team in December 2002.

Joni is the friendly face that greets new businesses to town, welcoming them to the community and the chamber.  Her focus is anything that is member-related.  She will assist in cultivating your business through referral groups, the Women Interacting & Networking or W.I.N. committee, Business After Hours networking, business-to-business leads-generation and advertising opportunities.  After hours she is living it up in the “Most Fun Town in America” attending chamber member events, dining with friends at Glenwood’s exciting restaurant scene, and on those sunny Colorado weekends teeing it up at the scenic Glenwood Springs Golf Club.

THING SHE LOVES ABOUT GLENWOOD:  Après golf at the Glenwood Springs Golf Club’s Greenside Grill.

TARA HARMAN
VP of Special Events and Programs

Joined the chamber team in December 2018.

Originally from Illinois, Tara has called Glenwood Springs home for over a decade. Tara is exceptionally organized and is responsible for planning and executing special events and programs ranging from educational seminars to the annual Strawberry Days Festival. In her spare time, Tara loves to cook, ride her bike and spend time with her husband Jon and their two cats.  

THING SHE LOVES ABOUT GLENWOOD:  Being surrounded by mountains, riding her bike by the river and breathing fresh mountain air (no Midwest humidity). 

 

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LISA LANGER, IOM
Director of Tourism Promotion

Joined the chamber team in January 2012.

Lisa is in charge of the “Fun” in “The Most Fun Town” in America through her role in tourism promotion of Glenwood Springs. As a staff member of the chamber and a liaison between the city’s tourism promotion board and city council, her duties include management of the tourism budget, marketing plan and related staff and contractors. Lisa loves people and is passionate about promotion. She enjoys non-profit management and has a deep respect for volunteers. During off-hours Lisa kicks up her heals acting, singing and dancing in local theater productions.

THING SHE LOVES ABOUT GLENWOOD: The view from the top of Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park’s observation deck.

MARLENE NEIDERT
Tourism Promotion Project Manager

Joined the chamber team in March 2018.

Marlene is a digital marketing ninja with a passion for the Colorado outdoors. As Tourism Promotion Project Manager, she supports Lisa with the daily marketing mission of letting the world know that Glenwood Springs is America’s most fun town! Some of her favorite day to day job adventures include increasing the reach and engagement of Visit Glenwood on social media networks and overseeing digital advertising campaigns. Marlene is originally from Vienna, Austria and enjoys meeting people from around the world, skiing, yoga, creative projects and exploring new places.

THING SHE LOVES ABOUT GLENWOOD: Being able to take a hike, go skiing and soaking – All on the same day!

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SUSIE STRAUS
Operations and Events Assistant

Joined the chamber team in January 2014.

Susie joined the Glenwood Springs Chamber after 30 years in the printing industry as Operations-Special Events Assistant and is having a ball! Having been a business owner for 30 years, she knows how important community/business relations are and how to interact with people. She loves learning all the "ins and outs" of planning chamber special events and helping with day-to-day operations. Susie also LOVES Glenwood Springs...and she has the found the perfect place to show it.

THING SHE LOVES ABOUT GLENWOOD: Listening to Mitchell Creek from her deck.

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ELAINE BENSON
Visitor Information Specialist

Joined the chamber team in September 2012.

After many years of being employed in the legal field, Elaine came to work at the Visitor’s Center and has thoroughly enjoyed her interaction with visitors from around the world and the many tourists who are very happy to be on vacation enjoying our wonderful city.  Elaine lived in many states before settling in Colorado, where she was attracted to the beauty of the area and friendliness of our community.  In her spare time, she enjoys biking, swimming, hiking and of course, living in our special Roaring Fork Valley.

THING SHE LOVES ABOUT GLENWOOD: The hot springs pool after dark, under the lights with the stars above.

SUZY ALCOTT
Visitor Information Specialist
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SUZY ALCOTT
Visitor Information Specialist

Joined the chamber team in August 2012.

Suzy has the ideal job of telling guests and locals alike about the wonderful attractions and services that are available in “The Most Fun Town in America.” Suzy has raised her family in Glenwood Springs. She continues to work here, volunteer here and she enjoys giving historical tours at the Hotel Colorado on her “days off.”

THING SHE LOVES ABOUT GLENWOOD:  Wandering through the Linwood Cemetery, communing with “Doc” (Holliday).