Holli Riebel joined the Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce as chief operating officer in 2012. Having been an employee of the organization from 2003 to 2010, Holli returned to the Chamber after serving as president and CEO of the Colorado BioScience Association (CBSA) from 2010 to 2012. As chief operating officer, Holli directs the day-to-day business operations of the Chamber and its four affiliates and oversees the $13 million annual budget for the organization. In 2013 and 2014, Holli led the extensive remodel of the Chamber building at 1445 Market Street.
Previously, Holli worked as an economic developer for over 22 years, including seven years as the vice president of the Metro Denver Economic Development Corporation. During this time, she managed the coordination of over 60 metro Denver communities in the nine-county region in their economic development efforts. In her position, she oversaw the U.S. Department of Labor’s Workforce Innovation and Regional Economic Development (WIRED) grant, a three-year, $15 million program that funded 26 organizations in creating public-private partnerships in the development of training programs for aerospace, bioscience, energy and IT industry sectors. Holli also led the creation of the National Climate and Prosperity Project with the City and County of Denver.
Before working at the Metro Denver EDC, she was the vice president of the Jefferson Economic Council for seven years, a countywide economic development organization. She has worked in several other economic development capacities including roles in the Colorado Office of Economic Development during the Romer Administration, the South Metro Denver Chamber of Commerce’s Economic Development Group and the Columbia River Economic Development Corp in Vancouver, Washington. Holli received her Bachelor of Science degree in Business from the University of Colorado. She is also certified as an economic development finance professional by the National Development Council and was awarded the Economic Developer of the Year by the Economic Development Council of Colorado in 2008.