Former Foundation CEO launching new company |

Former Foundation CEO launching new company

VAIL — Following a 25-year career with the Vail Valley Foundation, former CEO and President Ceil Folz has recently launched the next chapter in her professional career with the creation of Ceil Folz Consulting: Premier Projects, described in a release as “a full service organizational resource, providing strategic and creative solutions to enhance the success of world class organizations, projects and events.”

Based in Vail, the company reflects Folz’s strengths, including creativity, strategic mindset, relationship building skills and the proven ability to drive a project from start to finish.

“I am extremely excited to be able to launch this next stage of my professional career,” Folz said. “My time at the Vail Valley Foundation provided me with an invaluable opportunity to both learn and grow on a world-class level. I’m thrilled to be able to take those skills and provide them to clients around the world in my key areas of work. My goal is to build a company and brand in Ceil Folz Consulting by using many of the same principles and philosophies that distinguished the Foundation during my time there.”

Core services

A trio of core services will serve as the framework for Folz’s new effort, including strategic partnerships and relationships, organizational vision and planning and world-class events and projects. The company’s scope of services includes nonprofit fundraising, sponsor and client management or organization or event planning.

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Prior to her new venture, Folz directed numerous national and international arts, athletics and educational events and programs during her tenure with the Vail Valley Foundation. Notable examples include the 2015 FIS Alpine World Ski Championships, the Vail International Dance Festival, the Vail Global Energy Forum, the GoPro Mountain Games, events at the Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater and events at the Vilar Performing Arts Center.

Current clients of Ceil Folz Consulting include: the U.S. Olympic Committee, 2017 Audi FIS Ski World Cup in Squaw Valley, California, Cross Pictures and Waterkeeper Alliance.

For more information, please go to or call 970-331-6020.

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