Board of Directors
Bill Vidal - President & CEO, Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Metro Denver
Bill is an author, career civil servant and former mayor of Denver. He served as deputy mayor under John Hickenlooper until Hickenlooper resigned his position as mayor in order to serve as the governor of Colorado. Vidal was then sworn in as mayor on January 12, 2011 and served until July 18, 2011 when his successor Michael Hancock was sworn in. Vidal earned a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from the University of Colorado. He is a registered professional engineer with over 30 years of experience in the public sector of state and city government.
Bill Vidal moved onto the Public Works Manager for City and County of Denver, which also including being the Deputy Mayor. During his tenure with Denver, Vidal negotiated a critical $50 billion, 20 year franchise agreement with Xcel Energy. He also introduced an extensive street and bridge construction program for City, and developed the City’s first Storm Sewer and Sanitary Sewer Master Plans. With his strategic planning expertise at CDOT, he developed Denver's first Strategic Transportation Plan including a multi-modal transportation plan. He also completed the construction of Denver’s Colorado Convention Center’s expansion project and the expansion of the Denver Art Museum, these projects totaling over $500 million in costs.