Vail Resorts

Senior Executives

Robert A. Katz
Chairman of the Board of Directors and Chief Executive Officer
Rob is the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Vail Resorts. He has served as Chairman since March 2009.  He served as Lead Director from June 2003 until his appointment as Chief Executive Officer in February 2006.  He has served on the board of directors of Vail Resorts since 1996 and has been involved with the Company since 1991. Prior to becoming the Chief Executive Officer, Rob was associated with Apollo Management LLP, a private equity investment firm, since its founding in 1990. Rob currently serves on the Wharton Leadership Advisory Board and has previously served on numerous private, public and nonprofit boards.
  Rob Katz
     
Patricia A. Campbell
President | Mountain Division 
Pat was appointed President, Mountain Division in August 2015. Previously, she was Executive Vice President since October 2013 and has been Chief Operating Officer of Breckenridge Ski Resort since October 2009. Prior to that, Pat was Chief Operating Officer of Keystone Resort for three years. Pat joined the Company in July 1999 as the Director of Ski School at Breckenridge and she has more than 30 years of expertise in the ski industry and senior management, holding various roles from her start as a Ski School Instructor at Jackson Hole Mountain Resort in 1985. Pat serves as a member of the board of the National Ski Areas Association and of the Breckenridge Outdoor Education Center. 
  Patricia Campbell
     
Michael Z. Barkin
Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
Michael was named Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer in April 2013. He joined the Company in July 2012 as Vice President of Strategy and Development. Prior to joining Vail Resorts, Michael 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. Michael currently serves on the board of trustees of the STRIVE Preparatory Charter School.
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Christopher E. Jarnot
Executive Vice President | Mountain Division
Chris was appointed Executive Vice President – Mountain Division in December of 2016 having previously served as Chief Operating Officer of Vail Mountain, Senior Vice President of Marketing and Sales and Vice President of Marketing and Sales. He has held numerous other positions with the Company 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 of the Vail Valley Medical Center.
  Chris Jarnot
 
Lynanne J. Kunkel
Executive Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer
Lynanne was named Executive Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer in May 2017. Previous to joining Vail Resorts, Lynanne served as Senior Vice President of Global Human Resources for Michigan-based Whirlpool Corporation and she held various other executive positions within the company including Vice President of Global Talent Development & HR Asia and Human Resources Vice President (North America Region) since she joined in 2010. From 1989-2009, she served in a number of leadership roles at Ohio-based Procter & Gamble Company, including Human Resources Director of Global Home Care. Lynanne has served on the board of directors for both the United Way and Habitat for Humanity in Southwest Michigan.
 
     
Kirsten A. Lynch
Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer
Kirsten was appointed Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer in July 2011. Prior to joining Vail Resorts, Kirsten was with PepsiCo, where she was Chief Marketing Officer of Quaker Foods and Snacks Division from 2009-2011. Prior to PepsiCo, Kirsten worked for Kraft Foods for 12 years in various positions including Vice President of Marketing for Kraft Foods’ Cheese and Dairy Business Unit and Senior Marketing Director for Kraft Macaroni & Cheese. She started her marketing career with Ford Motor Company. 
  Kirsten A. Lynch
 

James C. O'Donnell
Executive Vice President | Hospitality, Retail & Real Estate
James was appointed, having previously served as Senior Vice President of Lodging and Real Estate, Chief Operating Officer of Vail Resorts Hospitality and as the Hospitality division’s Chief Financial Officer. He has held numerous positions in the Company since he joined in 2002, including Corporate Director of Finance, Regional Director of Operations and Vice President of Strategic Development. Prior to 2002, James specialized in the hospitality and real estate industries as an Assurance and Business Advisory Services Manager at Arthur Andersen.

       
 
David T. Shapiro
Executive Vice President, General Counsel & Secretary
David joined Vail Resorts as Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary in July 2015. Prior to joining the Company, David served as General Counsel for DaVita Kidney Care, a division of DaVita HealthCare Partners Inc., and previously served as the company’s Chief Compliance Officer and Chief Special Counsel. Before joining DaVita in 2008, David practiced law with firms in Connecticut, Philadelphia and Washington, D.C., and he also served as a trial attorney with the United States Department of Justice. David currently serves on the board of directors for the Children’s Hospital of Colorado.
   
     

Robert N. Urwiler
Executive Vice President and Chief Information Officer
Robert joined Vail Resorts as Chief Information Officer in August 2006. Prior to joining Vail Resorts, Robert was Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer of Macromedia. From 1999-2002, he was Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer at Peregrine Systems. Prior to Peregrine Systems, Robert served in IT and software development leadership roles at Scientific-Atlanta and Sprint and was a Management Consultant at Price Waterhouse. Robert currently serves on the board of directors at Community First Foundation.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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