Corine Waldau To Move on from The Boulder Chamber
Corine Waldau to move on from the Boulder Chamber
Corine Waldau, Senior Director of Economic Vitality at the Boulder Chamber, will be moving on following an impactful 8.5 years in her current role to pursue a new career opportunity with a respected financial institution in the Boulder region.
Corine joined the Boulder Chamber in 2014 where her background in managing stakeholder-driven organizations and economic development had immediate and enduring benefits for Boulder’s economic vitality efforts. “Corine has a unique ability to grasp the big picture while keeping an eye on a large number of details,” said Scott Sternberg, Executive Director of the Boulder Economic Council. “Her insight and professionalism helped steward the Boulder Economic Council through arguably one of the most challenging economic periods in history. She pioneered new and creative ways to continuously deliver value to our many members, investors, and community partners, which well-positions the Boulder Chamber and BEC team to carry forward her legacy of action and positive impact” Sternberg said.
Throughout her time at the Boulder Chamber, Corine served in many roles, including economic development, research, events, communications, and investor relations, and has spearheaded the implementation of a wide range of workforce development programs and services in the region. This work created a strong foundation for future projects in areas such as career exploration, work-based learning, skills-based hiring / training and employee recruitment and retention.
“When I look back at my time at the Boulder Chamber, I will be very proud of the role we played in moving forward key community-wide initiatives in our economy. From being the first chamber to be an intermediary sponsor of apprenticeships to convening sector partnerships, and to being a statewide leader in skills-based hiring, we have moved the needle in a key area of our economy – talent – on behalf of the regional business community,” Waldau said.
In early 2020, Corine’s contributions pivoted to supporting businesses during the COVID-19 public health crisis. “Corine essentially became the integrated voice of both the government and nonprofit response to business needs as the lock-downs and imposed regulations delivered crushing blows to their operations,” said John Tayer, President and CEO of the Boulder Chamber.
“Through countless webinars, coordinated communication, virtual networking sessions and direct support, Corine served as the authoritative source of fact-based information that helped our local businesses make informed decisions,” Tayer continued. For this work Corine was awarded The George Karakehian Community Service Award by the Downtown Boulder Partnership and the Longmont Chamber’s Jubilee Award last year.
“The Boulder Chamber staff, board, volunteers and stakeholders are all remarkable people, and it has been rewarding to do this important economic work alongside them all these years,” Waldau said.
Corine will continue in a transition role through November 14th and will assist with the execution of the Boulder Chamber’s 2022 Boulder Economic Summit.