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Roger Bates, CPA

Roger Bates

December 2009 Featured Monthly Investor

If there is someone who knows about Chamber leadership, it is Roger Bates. A longtime Loveland Chamber investor and the 2003 board chair, Bates has supported the Loveland Chamber through many changes and has remained an integral contributor.

Bates’ leadership and contribution have been seen on many levels through participation in a number of roles over the years. Most notably, Bates has served as a leader and advisor to the Loveland Chamber Board of Directors, various CEO’s, committees and Leadership Loveland. He has aided in several CEO selections, assisting the selection committee involved in choosing current CEO, Brian Willms, and is regularly part of the nominating committee and recruitment of board members. Bates even held the Interim CEO position during the transition from Vicky Heitman and Gaye Stockman.

According to Jim Worthen, Bates’ contribution to the Chamber has helped transition out of some tough times. “Roger has been an integral supporter of the Loveland Chamber and its mission. No matter who was at the helm, Bates has always come in and supported the board and the current CEO, even offering a shoulder to lean on during difficult times.”

Supporting the growth of local leaders, Bates has served as a ‘snack sponsor’ for the Leadership Loveland program for the past two years. He graduated from the program himself in 1987.

Bates has no problem getting his hands dirty, which he has proven time and again by contributing to the ‘trash hauling crew’ along with Mike Hart and Jim Worthen at the Annual Corn Roast Festival for several years.

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