Marianne Virgili recently retired as CEO of the Glenwood Springs Chamber Resort Association (GSCRA), after 32 years of service. During her tenure the GSCRA was named 2013 National Chamber of the Year and the organization and community were recognized with several lifestyle, tourism and national awards.
Locally Marianne guided the Glenwood Springs Chamber Resort Association in winning more than a dozen ballot initiatives involving taxes and bonding. Virtually every civic improvement in Glenwood Springs was made possible because of the chamber’s long-term commitment to education, transportation, infrastructure, cultural and quality of life projects.
In 1997, Marianne was nominated by Colorado Gov. Roy Romer for a Daily Points of Light Award from President William Clinton for working as a service mentor for high school students. She has served as National Chair of the U.S. Chamber Foundation’s Institute for Organization Management and was named to the U.S. Chamber’s Committee of 100 influential chamber leaders across the nation. She is past president of Colorado Chamber of Commerce Executives and sat on regional and national chamber association boards. In 2018 Marianne earned the Glenwood Springs ATHENA award recognizing her efforts to inspire and mentor women.
Marianne was elected to the Colorado Mountain College Board of Trustees in November, 2019 and serves locally on boards of Clean Energy for the Region (CLEER) and the Valley View Hospital Foundation. On the state level she has served on the Colorado Film Commission and Colorado Creative Industries boards and currently serves on the Colorado Educational and Cultural Facilities Authority.
Marianne lives in Carbondale, Colorado with her husband John, a CPA. The Virgilis have been married for 48 years and have two grown children and three grandchildren.