October 27, 2009 – Denver, CO – Rob LeVine, General Manager of the Antlers at Vail hotel, was named Chair-Elect of the Board of Directors of the Colorado Association of Commerce and Industry (CACI), the state chamber of commerce; LeVine’s term will be 2010-2011. The Chair for the 2009-2010 term is banker Tom Flanagan, Division I President, Citywide Banks. 2008-2009 CACI Board Chair Peter O’Connor, Chief Administrative Officer and General Counsel, AngloGold Ashanti North America, became Past Chair.
CACI was created in the mid-1960s when Colorado’s business leaders merged the Colorado Chamber of Commerce with the Colorado Manufacturing Association. Almost 500 companies, local chambers of commerce, trade associations and local economic development organizations belong to CACI. CACI’s mission is to champion a healthy business environment. To achieve this mission, CACI has key four objectives: (1) maintain and improve the cost of doing business; (2) advocate a pro-business state government; (3) increase the quantity of educated, skilled workers; and (4) strengthen Colorado’s critical infrastructure (roads, water, telecommunications and energy).