LOVELAND, Colo. – July 19, 2016 − The Loveland Chamber of Commerce has selected Doug Rutledge as the 2016 Old Fashioned Corn Roast Festival Grand Marshal. The Corn Roast Grand Marshal is a community member who has made a significant impact on the Loveland community. Doug Rutledge will be recognized during the 2016 Old Fashioned Corn Roast Festival kick off Friday, Aug. 19 at 5 p.m. and will lead the Corn Roast parade Saturday, Aug. 20 at 9:30 a.m.
“Doug Rutledge embodies every quality of the grand marshal criteria we are looking for, both personally and professionally. By giving his time and talents to numerous locals causes, Doug has excelled as an active and informed community member over the course of his lifetime,” said Mindy McCloughan, president and CEO of the Loveland Chamber of Commerce. “We are honored to recognize him as our 2016 Corn Roast Grand Marshal.”
Loveland has been Doug’s home for most of his life, attending second grade at the old Washington School and graduating from Loveland High School in 1962. After graduating from the University of Colorado with a degree in Civil Engineering, he married Sheila Hurley, also from Loveland, and began his career in the Aerospace industry. After a brief relocation to Denver, Doug and Sheila returned to Loveland, where they raised their two sons and have lived ever since. He is Chief Integration Officer of KL&A structural engineers and builders in Loveland.
Doug is currently chairman of the Loveland Business Partnership. He has previously served and chaired a number of local organizations including the Loveland Human Relations Commission, the United Way Allocations Committee, Loveland Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, the Loveland Rotary Club, the Loveland Rotary Club Foundation, City of Loveland Economic Development Strategic Planning Force, City of Loveland Downtown Working Group and Loveland High Plains Arts Council. Doug also is an active supporter, member and director of many local community organizations including the Loveland Downtown Development Authority, the Loveland Downtown Partnership, the Warehouse Business Accelerator and the Governor’s Art Show and Sale.
Meet the Old Fashioned Corn Roast Festival Grand Marshal and help recognize his achievements as the 2016 Old Fashioned Corn Roast Festival kicks off at 5 p.m. Friday, Aug. 19, 2016 in downtown Loveland.
About the Loveland Chamber of Commerce
Founded in 1902, the Loveland Chamber of Commerce is Northern Colorado's "driving force for business." Comprised of over 700 local companies, the chamber offers a vast array of educational and networking programs to help its investors, both large and small, gain the skills and resources necessary to thrive and prosper in today's economy. As a founding member of the Northern Colorado Legislative Alliance (NCLA), the chamber also serves as an advocate for business, working on behalf of entrepreneurs to lead and influence local, state and federal policy on issues affecting the unique interests of business in Northern Colorado. For more information on the Loveland Chamber, please call 970-667-6311 or visit www.loveland.org.
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