President & CEO of Glenwood Springs Chamber Resort Association, Chamber of Commerce
About Marianne Virgili
Marianne Virgili brings over 27 years’ experience working with
Glenwood Springs Chamber Resort Association’s (GSCRA) Chamber of
Commerce to her current role. A Certified Chamber of Commerce Executive
and influential community leader, she currently serves as President and
Chief Executive Officer. In this position, she holds responsibility for
not only managing the organization’s staff, budgeting, program
development, and operations, but also acting as Editor and Publisher of
the Official Insider's Guide to Glenwood Springs, heading the Visitor
Information Center, and serving as Film Commissioner for the Glenwood
Springs Film Commission. Since joining the association in 1984, Marianne
Virgili has garnered praise and accolades at the local, state, and
Marianne Virgili has been honored extensively for her work editing and publishing chamber communications, earning 16 ACE awards from the American Chamber of Commerce Executives. Included among these honors are two Awards of Excellence for maintaining the top chamber website in the country, and the 2008 Award of Excellence for Special Publications. Moreover, Marianne Virgili’s work on the Official Insider’s Guide to Glenwood Springs was recognized by the North American Travel Journalists Association with the award for best publication writing.
Under Marianne Virgili’s leadership, the organization was also lauded three times for being one of the top three small/medium-sized chambers in the nation. Furthermore, throughout her extensive career, Marianne Virgili has committed herself in both a professional and philanthropic capacity to bettering regional economies. For her efforts, she was named a 2009-2010 Ford Fellow by the Ford Foundation Fellowship for Regional Sustainable Development.
Marianne Virgili possesses a Bachelor’s degree in Journalism and Public Relations and also graduated from the Institute for Organization Management. In her spare time, she pursues hiking and biking, as well as other outdoor activities.