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Who Will Be Crowned ‘CEO Of The Year’ in 2022? — Meet Your Finalists

ColoradoBiz has announced the 10 finalists for our 2022 CEO of the Year, awarded annually to the head of a Colorado company who best exemplifies the qualities of leadership, vision, company success and community involvement. Nominees from around the state were judged by a panel made up of the magazine’s editorial board.

The CEO of the Year winner will be revealed and profiled along with the other finalists in the upcoming Winter 2022 issue of ColoradoBiz, slated for delivery to subscribers Dec. 1.

In previous years, we’ve had the honor of featuring incredible business professionals, owners and CEOs during our annual ColoradoBiz Winter Print edition, and 2022 is no exception. Sure, being crowned CEO Of The Year is a special accolade that should evoke a sense of pride in every CEO that’s considered for this outstanding award. However, the ColoradoBiz staff feels just as honored to spotlight the incredible Colorado business community and the remarkable leaders that represent the entrepreneurial spirit of our Centennial state.

Curious about past candidates and winners of our CEO Of The Year award? Click here to access our digital catalog and discover Colorado’s most promising business leaders.

Martha Weidmann’s mission to support local art communities

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Martha Weidmann

CEO | NINE dot ARTS | Denver

With a mission to support local art communities in and beyond Denver, NINE dot ARTS has executed more than 800 commercial real estate projects in 35 states and five countries.

Led by CEO and co-founder Weidmann, NINE dot ARTS aims to advocate for equitable art opportunities in industries like hospitality, corporate and mixed-use developments.

Weidmann, along with co-founder and chief curator Molly Casey, previously worked together as art consultants before launching NINE dot ARTS in 2009.

COVID-19 has presented particular challenges for the 22-employee company. Because many of NINE dot ARTS’ curation projects take place in gathering areas such as hotels and corporate offices, Weidmann had to pivot to continue placemaking in a safe and responsible manner.

Noting the decrease in opportunities for local artists to create and display their work during the peak of the pandemic, Weidmann launched an artist microgrant program called Andrà Tutto Bene, which provided funds for 30 artists around the world.


This article is part of ColoradoBiz magazine’s 2021 CEO of the Year feature. Read more about this year’s finalists: