Senior ExecutivesVail Resorts, Inc.
Robert A. Katz
Chairman of the Board of Directors for Vail Resorts and Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Katz was named Chairman of the Board of Directors for Vail Resorts in March 2009, in addition to his position of Chief Executive Officer of Vail Resorts. Mr. Katz had originally been appointed a Director of the Company in June 1996 and was designated by the Board as Lead Director of the Company in June 2003. In February 2006, Mr. Katz was appointed Chief Executive Officer of Vail Resorts. Prior to joining Vail Resorts, Mr. Katz had been associated with Apollo Management L.P., a private securities and investment management firm, since 1990. Mr. Katz serves on the Board of Directors of the Vail Valley Foundation.
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Fiona E. Arnold
Executive Vice President and General Counsel
Ms. Arnold was appointed Executive Vice President and General Counsel in June 2011. Ms. Arnold joined the company as Deputy General Counsel in 2006 and then became Senior Vice President and General Counsel in June 2007. From 2003-2006, Ms. Arnold served as Associate General Counsel for Western Gas Resources, Inc. in Denver, Colorado and from 2001-2003 she served as Vice President of Legal and Business Affairs and Assistant General Counsel for Crown Media Holdings, Inc., also in Denver. Prior to that position, Ms. Arnold was an Associate at the firm Jones Day in the Dallas, Texas office, where from 1998 she practiced securities and transactional law. Ms. Arnold commenced her legal career in Australia in 1993.
Michael Z. Barkin
Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
Mr. Barkin has been named Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer as of April 8, 2013. Mr. Barkin joined the Company in July 2012 as Vice President of Strategy and Development. Prior to joining Vail Resorts, Mr. Barkin was a principal at KRG Capital Partners, where he was a member of the investment team since 2006. Prior to KRG, he worked at Bain Capital Partners and Bain & Company. Mr. Barkin serves on the Board of Trustees of STRIVE Preparatory Charter School.
|Blaise T. Carrig|
President - Mountain Division
Mr. Carrig was appointed President of Vail Resorts in September 2008. Previously, he was Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Heavenly Mountain Resort since January 2008 and prior to that had served as Senior Vice President since 2002. From 1997-2002, Mr. Carrig was the President and Managing Director for The Canyons in Park City, Utah. Prior to 1997, he served as the Managing Director of the Sugarbush Resort in Warren, Vermont. Mr. Carrig had been at Sugarbush since 1976 in a variety of positions from Ski Patrol to President. Mr. Carrig has been active in the ski industry, having served on the boards of the Vermont Ski Area Association, Ski Utah and the California Ski Industry Association. Mr. Carrig currently serves on the Executive Board of the National Ski Areas Association, as well as the Board of Directors of the National Forest Foundation and the Tahoe Baikal Institute, an international environmental organization.
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John McD. Garnsey
President - Global Mountain Development
Mr. Garnsey was appointed President of Vail Resorts in September 2008. Prior to that, he was Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Beaver Creek since January 2008 and had served as Senior Vice President since 1999. Prior to his position at Vail Resorts, Mr. Garnsey served as President of the Vail Valley Foundation from 1991-1999. Mr. Garnsey joined the staff of the Foundation as Vice President in 1984. He served as the Executive Vice President for the 1989 World Alpine Ski Championships in Vail and Beaver Creek and headed the campaign to bring the 1999 World Championships back to the Vail Valley, serving as president of the organizing committee. In addition, he co-chaired the successful bid to bring the 2015 World Alpine Ski Championships to Vail and Beaver Creek. Mr. Garnsey serves on the Board of Directors of the National Ski Areas Association, the Vail Valley Foundation and The Vilar Center Foundation.
Mark R. Gasta
Executive Vice President and Chief People Officer
Mr. Gasta was appointed Executive Vice President and Chief People Officer in June 2011. He joined the company in January 2008 as Senior Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer. He was formerly the Corporate Vice President of Organizational Development for Comcast Communications with responsibility for increasing the company’s performance through the development of employee talent. Prior to that position, Mark served as divisional vice president of human resources for the western region with responsibility for 15,000 employees. Mark is currently finishing his Doctorate in Organizational Development and has been an adjunct professor for the MBA program at the University of Denver.
Robert N. Urwiler
Executive Vice President and Chief Information Officer
Mr. Urwiler was appointed Executive Vice President and Chief Information Officer in June 2011. He joined the company in August 2006 as Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer. Mr. Urwiler is a 20-year veteran of corporate information technology management and most recently was Senior Vice President and Chief Information officer of Macromedia where he led all aspects of global IT including business application delivery, technology infrastructure management, web and eCommerce engineering and product hosting. In addition to IT, he was responsible for leading Macromedia's worldwide Customer Care organization. From 1999-2002, he was Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer at Peregrine Systems. Prior to Peregrine Systems, Mr. Urwiler served in IT leadership roles at Scientific-Atlanta and Sprint and was a Management Consultant at Price Waterhouse.
Kirsten A. Lynch
Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer
Ms. Lynch was appointed Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer in June 2011. Prior to joining Vail Resorts, Ms. Lynch was with PepsiCo, where she was Chief Marketing Officer of Quaker Foods and Snacks Division from 2009-2011. There she led the brand marketing, consumer insights and shopper marketing organization for the $2 billion net revenue division to transform one of America’s most trusted brands into a health and wellness platform. From 2007-2009, she was Vice President of Marketing for Kraft Foods’ Cheese and Dairy Business Unit. Ms. Lynch had worked for Kraft Foods since 1996, holding various marketing positions for the company’s product divisions, including Senior Marketing Director of Kraft Mac & Cheese and Family Dinners, and Senior Brand Manager and Brand Manager for product lines such as salad dressings, barbecue, DiGiorno Pasta & Sauce, and Miracle Whip.
Mark L. Schoppet
Senior Vice President, Controller and Chief Accounting Officer
Mr. Schoppet was appointed Senior Vice President in April 2010. Prior to that, he was Corporate Vice President, Controller and Chief Accounting Officer since January 2009 and has served as Vice President and Controller since November 2005. Before joining Vail Resorts as a Consultant in 2004, Mr. Schoppet was Managing Partner of the Little Rock, Arkansas office of Arthur Andersen, and has more than 20 years of public accounting experience.
Christopher E. Jarnot
Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer
Mr. Jarnot was appointed Chief Operating Officer of Vail in January 2008 having previously served as Senior Vice President of Marketing and Sales and Vice President of Marketing and Sales since 2003. Mr. Jarnot has held numerous positions with Vail since 1989, including Director of Advertising and Direct Marketing, Director of Reservations, and Vice President of Marketing for Vail and Beaver Creek. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Vail Valley Foundation and Vail Valley Medical Center.
Patricia A. Campbell
Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer
Breckenridge Ski Resort
Ms. Campbell was appointed Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer in October 2008. Prior to that, she was Chief Operating Officer of Keystone Resort since November 2006. Ms. Campbell brings 21 years of expertise in the ski industry and extensive senior management experience. For the past six years, Ms. Campbell has been Director of Skier Services for Breckenridge Ski Resort, responsible for overseeing the departments of ski and ride school, ticket and product sales and guest service, among others. Prior to that position, Ms. Campbell served as Director of the resort's Ski and Snowboard School. She was Director of the Ski and Snowboard School for Grand Targhee Ski Resort in Alta, Wyoming from 1995-1999 and in various roles from Ski School Instructor to Assistant Ski School Director for Jackson Hole Mountain Resort from 1985-1995. Ms. Campbell serves as on the Board of Directors of the Breckenridge Outdoor Education Center.