Ex-Illinois tourism chief Ritter to lead Colorado tourism office

Former director of the Illinois Bureau of Tourism, will replace Al White, says there needs to a conversation about pot as a draw — or deterrent — to Colorado visitors

Cathy Ritter.

Cathy Ritter. (Special to The Denver Post)

A few months ago Cathy Ritter was settling into Denver’s Congress Park neighborhood with her husband, walking to Rockies games and relishing being close to her daughter’s family.

Then the former director of the Illinois Bureau of Tourism saw a job posting that could work for her.

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