Board of Directors
Rob A. Katz
Chairman of the Board of Directors and Chief Executive Officer
Vail Resorts, Inc.
Mr. Katz was appointed a Director of the Company in June 1996 and was appointed Chairman of the Board in March 2009. Mr. Katz also served as Lead Director from June 2003 until his appointment as Chief Executive Officer of the Company in February 2006. Prior to his appointment as the Company’s Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Katz was associated with Apollo Management L.P., a private equity investment firm, since 1990.
Roland A. Hernandez
Lead Director of the Vail Resorts Board of Directors
Founding Principal and Chief Executive Officer, Hernandez Media Ventures
Mr. Hernandez was appointed a Director of the Company in December 2002 and Lead Director in March 2009. Mr. Hernandez is the founding Principal and Chief Executive Officer of Hernandez Media Ventures, a privately held company engaged in the acquisition and management of media assets. Prior to forming that company, Mr. Hernandez was President, Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board of Telemundo Group, Inc., a Spanish‑language television and entertainment company, from 1998-2000. From 1995-1998, Mr. Hernandez was President and Chief Executive Officer of Telemundo Group, Inc. From 1986-1994, Mr. Hernandez was President of the corporate general partner of Interspan Communications. Mr. Hernandez served as a Director and Chairman of the Audit Committee of Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. from 1998-2008. Mr. Hernandez is a Director and Chairman of the Audit Committee of Ryland Group, Inc., a Director of Lehman Brothers Holdings, Inc., a Director and member of the Nominating Committee of Sony Corporation and is Lead Independent Director and Chairman of the Audit Committee of MGM Resorts International. Mr. Hernandez also serves on the Advisory Board of Harvard Law School and the President’s Council on International Activities at Yale University.
Richard D. Kincaid
Founder and President
Mr. Kincaid was appointed a Director of the Company in June 2006. Mr. Kincaid is the founder and President of the BeCause Foundation, a nonprofit corporation that drives social change through the fusion of documentary filmmaking and related strategic programs. Until March 2007, Mr. Kincaid was President, Chief Executive Officer and a trustee of Chicago-based Equity Office Properties Trust ("Equity Office"), formerly the largest owner and manager of office buildings in the U.S. Mr. Kincaid was President of Equity Office since 2002 and was named Chief Executive Officer in April 2003. From 1997-2002, Mr. Kincaid was Executive Vice President of Equity Office and was Chief Operating Officer from 2001-2002. He served as Chief Financial Officer of Equity Office from 1997-2002. Mr. Kincaid also is a Director of Rayonier Inc., a global supplier of timber, performance fibers and wood products; a Director of Strategic Hotels and Resorts, a real estate investment trust that owns 19 high-end hotel properties in the U.S. and Europe; a Director of QuietAgent, an online career and recruiting company; and a Director of the Street Medicine Institute, a nonprofit corporation.
John T. Redmond
CEO and Group Managing Director
Echo Entertainment Group
Mr. Redmond was appointed a Director of the Company in March 2008. Mr. Redmond served as President and Chief Executive Officer of MGM Grand Resorts, LLC, a collection of resort-casino, residential living and retail developments, and a director of its parent company, MGM Mirage, from 2001-2007. Prior to that, he served as Co-Chief Executive Officer of MGM Mirage in Las Vegas from 1999-2001. He was President and Chief Operating Officer of Primm Valley Resorts from 1999 and Senior Vice President of MGM Grand Development, Inc. from 1996-1999. Prior to 1996, Mr. Redmond was Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Caesars Palace and Sheraton Desert Inn, having served in various other senior operational and development positions with Caesars World, Inc. Mr. Redmond is a Director and member of the Audit, Compensation and Nominating committees of Allegiant Travel Company; a Director and Chairman of the Audit Committee of Tropicana Las Vegas Hotel and Casino, Inc.; and serves as a Trustee of the University of San Diego.
Hilary A. Schneider
Ms. Schneider was appointed a Director of the Company in March 2010. She was previously a Senior Advisor for TPG Capital. Prior to this role, Schneider was Executive Vice President of Yahoo!, Americas, where she was responsible for Yahoo!’s North and South American business and reported directly to Yahoo!’s CEO Carol Bartz. Ms. Schneider, who joined Yahoo in 2006, previously led the company’s U.S. region, Global Partner Solutions and Local Markets and Commerce divisions. Prior to Yahoo!, Ms. Schneider held senior leadership roles at Knight Ridder, Inc. where she was CEO of Knight Ridder Digital before moving to co-manage the company’s overall newspaper and online business. Before joining Knight Ridder, she served as President and CEO of Red Herring Communications, overseeing Red Herring Magazine, RedHerring.com and Red Herring’s events unit. Ms. Schneider also held a number of roles at Times Mirror including President and CEO of Times Mirror Interactive and General Manager of the Baltimore Sun. Prior to her role at Times Mirror, Ms. Schneider was Vice President of Corporate Finance at Drexel Burnham Lambert. Ms. Schneider is a Director of LogMeIn, Inc., Primedia, and Water.org.
John F. Sorte
Morgan Joseph TriArtisan, LLC
Mr. Sorte was appointed a Director of the Company in January 1993. Mr. Sorte has been Executive Chairman of Morgan Joseph TriArtisan, LLC, an investment banking firm, since June 2001. Mr. Sorte is also a Director of Morgan Joseph TriArtisan Group Inc. From 1994-2001, he served as President of New Street Advisors L.P. and from 1992-1994 as Chief Executive Officer of New Street Capital Corporation. Prior to that position, Mr. Sorte joined Drexel Burnham Lambert Inc as Managing Director in 1980 and served as Chief Executive Officer from 1990-1992.
D. Bruce Sewell
Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary
Mr. Sewell was appointed a Director of the Company in January 2013. Mr. Sewell is Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary of Apple Inc., overseeing all legal matters for Apple, including corporate governance, intellectual property, litigation and securities compliance, as well as government affairs. He joined Apple in September 2009. Prior to joining Apple, Mr. Sewell served as Senior Vice President, General Counsel of Intel Corporation from 2005-2009. He also served as Intel’s Vice President, General Counsel from 2004-2005 and Vice President of Legal and Government Affairs, Deputy General Counsel from 2001-2004. Prior to joining Intel in 1995 as a Senior Attorney, Mr. Sewell was a Partner in the law firm of Brown and Bain PC.
Peter A. Vaughn
Senior Vice President of International Consumer Products and Marketing
Mr. Vaughn was appointed a Director of the Company in June 2013. Mr. Vaughn is Senior Vice President of International Consumer Products and Marketing of American Express, providing strategic marketing leadership for the company’s consumer card-issuing businesses in over 160 countries worldwide, with a focus on product line strategy, benefit sourcing and management, product innovation, brand management, communications and advertising. Previously, he held several senior marketing roles within American Express, including, serving as Chief Marketing Officer of Global Network Services from 2011-2013, Senior Vice President of Global Brand Management from 2005-2011, Vice President of Marketing for the Travelers Cheque and Prepaid Services Group from 2002-2004, Vice President and General Manager of Lending for the Small Business Division in 2001 and Vice President of Acquisition and Advertising for Small Business Services from 1999-2001. From 1994-1999, he held several positions overseas in the Consumer Services Group of American Express, including Vice President of International Product Development, European Head of Revolving Credit and Lending and Senior Director of European Product Development. Mr. Vaughn joined American Express in 1992, acting as Director of Marketing for the Consumer Financial Services Group.
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