People: Vail Resorts Inc (MTN)

MTN on New York Consolidated

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31 Oct 2014
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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Robert Katz

46 2009 Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer

Michael Barkin

35 2013 Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President

Blaise Carrig

62 2012 President—Mountain Division

Kirsten Lynch

45 2013 Executive Vice President, Chief Marketing Officer

Randall Mehrberg

57 2013 Executive Vice President, General Counsel

Roland Hernandez

56 2009 Lead Independent Director

Richard Kincaid

52 2006 Independent Director

John Redmond

54 2008 Independent Director

Hilary Schneider

52 2010 Independent Director

D. Bruce Sewell

55 2013 Independent Director

John Sorte

65 1993 Independent Director

Peter Vaughn

49 2013 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Robert Katz

Mr. Robert A. Katz is Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer of Vail Resorts, Inc. He 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. Mr. Katz serves on the Board of the Vail Valley Foundation. Mr. Katz, as the Company's Chief Executive Officer, provides the Board with unique insight and information regarding the Company's strategy, operations and business, and provides an essential link between management and the Board on management's business perspectives. Mr. Katz's involvement in all aspects of the Company's business and operations provides a perspective on operational and strategic proposals under consideration by the Board that other directors rely upon in reviewing and approving matters before the Board. Additionally, as a member of the Board since 1996, Mr. Katz is able to provide a unique historical perspective into the operations and vision for the Company.

Michael Barkin

Mr. Michael Z. Barkin is Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President of Vail Resorts, Inc., effective April 8, 2013. He has served as the Company's Vice President of Strategy and Development since joining the Company in July 2012. Prior to joining the Company, he was a Principal at KRG Capital Partners, where he was a member of the investment team since 2006. In that capacity, he was responsible for managing new acquisitions and portfolio company oversight across multiple sectors. Prior to KRG, Mr. Barkin worked at Bain Capital Partners and Bain & Company. Mr. Barkin holds an economics degree from Williams College and a master of business administration from the Stanford Graduate School of Business.

Blaise Carrig

Mr. Blaise T. Carrig is President—Mountain Division of Vail Resorts Inc., June 2012. Mr. Carrig previously served as Co-President from June 2011 to June 2012, as Co-President—Mountain Division from April 2010 to June 2011, as Executive Vice President—Mountain Division and Chief Operating Officer of Heavenly Mountain Resort from January 2008 to April 2010 and as Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Heavenly Mountain Resort from September 2002 to January 2008. From 1997 to 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 Sugarbush Resort in Warren, Vermont, where he had been 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. He 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. He serves on the Nevada Commission on Tourism.

Kirsten Lynch

Kirsten A. Lynch, 45, was appointed Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer. Prior to joining the Company, Ms. Lynch was with PepsiCo, where she was Chief Marketing Officer of Quaker Foods and Snacks Division from 2009 to 2011, leading the brand marketing, consumer insights and shopper marketing organization. From 2007 to 2009, she was Vice President of Marketing for Kraft Foods' Cheese and Dairy Business Unit. Ms. Lynch had worked for Kraft Foods since1996, 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.

Randall Mehrberg

Mr. Randall E. Mehrberg has been appointed as Executive Vice President, General Counsel of Vail Resorts, Inc., effective December 2, 2013. Since 2008, Mehrberg has been the executive vice president of strategy and development for Public Service Enterprise Group (NYSE:PEG) and president of PSEG Energy Holdings, which develops, manages and owns renewable energy solutions. Prior to his role at PSEG, Mehrberg was general counsel for eight years at Exelon Corporation, during which time he also held roles as head of corporate strategy and development and chief administrative officer. Prior to Exelon, Mehrberg was partner at Jenner & Block, and from 1993 to 1997 he was the lakefront director and general counsel of the City of Chicago Park District. Mehrberg has a doctor of law degree from the University of Michigan Law School and a bachelor of science degree in economics from the University of Pennsylvania Wharton School of Business. Mehrberg is a passionate skier, having consistently visited Vail Mountain extensively for the past 30 years. He is married with 3 children.

Roland Hernandez

Mr. Roland A. Hernandez is Lead Independent Director of Vail Resorts Inc. Mr. Hernandez was appointed a director of the Company in December 2002 and was appointed 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. He has served in this capacity since 2001. Mr. Hernandez served as Chairman of Telemundo Group, Inc., a Spanish-language television and entertainment company, from 1998 to 2000 and as President and Chief Executive Officer from 1995 to 2000. From 1986 to 1994, Mr. Hernandez was President of the corporate general partner of Interspan Communications. Mr. Hernandez serves on the Board of Directors of MGM Resorts International, Orient-Express Hotels Ltd. and US Bancorp, and previously served on the Board of Directors of Lehman Brothers Holdings, The Ryland Group, Inc., Sony Corporation and Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. He serves on the Advisory Board of Harvard Law School and the President's Council on International Activities at Yale University.

Richard Kincaid

Mr. Richard D. Kincaid is an Independent Director of Vail Resorts Inc. Mr. Kincaid is the Founder and President of the BeCause Foundation, a nonprofit corporation that heightens awareness of complex social problems and promotes change through the power of film. Mr. Kincaid was the President, Chief Executive Officer and a trustee of Equity Office Properties Trust, an owner and manager of office buildings and, at the time, the largest U.S. real estate investment trust, until March 2007. He was named President of Equity Office Properties in November 2002 and Chief Executive Officer in April 2003. Mr. Kincaid joined Equity Office Properties as a Senior Vice President in 1996, was named Chief Financial Officer in 1997 and Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer in 2001. He previously served as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Equity Office Holdings, L.L.C., a predecessor of Equity Office Properties, and was Senior Vice President of Equity Group Investments, Inc., a private investment company. Mr. Kincaid serves on the Board of Directors of Rayonier Inc., Strategic Hotels and Resorts, Inc. and Dividend Capital Diversified Property Fund, Inc. He also serves on the Board of Green Planet Bottling, Inc., Life for the World, Lotsa Helping Hands, Sage Botanic Media, LLC and Staff CU.

John Redmond

Mr. John T. Redmond is an Independent Director of Vail Resorts Inc., since March 2008. Mr. Redmond is the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Echo Entertainment Group Limited, a Australian entertainment and gaming company, a position he has held since January 2013, and previously served as a non-executive director since March 2012. Mr. Redmond was 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 March 2001 to August 2007. He served as Co-Chief Executive Officer and a director of MGM Grand, Inc. from December 1999 to March 2001. Mr. Redmond was President and Chief Operating Officer of Primm Valley Resorts from March 1999 to December 1999 and Senior Vice President of MGM Grand Development, Inc. from August 1996 to February 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 Trustee of the University of San Diego and previously served on the Board of Directors of Allegiant Travel Company and Tropicana Las Vegas Hotel and Casino, Inc. Mr. Redmond brings to the Board public company board and executive management experience in the travel and leisure sector.

Hilary Schneider

Ms. Hilary A. Schneider is an Independent Director of Vail Resorts Inc., since March 2010. Ms. Schneider is the President of Lifelock, Inc., a leading provider of identity theft protection, identity risk assessment and fraud protection services, a position she has held since September 2012. From March 2010 to November 2010, Ms. Schneider served as Executive Vice President at Yahoo! Americas. She joined Yahoo! in September 2006 when she led the company's U.S. region, Global Partner Solutions and Local Markets and Commerce divisions. Prior to joining Yahoo!, Ms. Schneider held senior leadership roles at Knight Ridder, Inc., from April 2002 to January 2005, including Chief Executive Officer of Knight Ridder Digital before moving to co-manage the company's overall newspaper and online business. From 2000 to 2002, Ms. Schneider served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Red Herring Communications. She also held numerous roles at Times Mirror from 1990 through 2000, including President and Chief Executive Officer of Times Mirror Interactive and General Manager of the Baltimore Sun. Ms. Schneider serves on the Board of Directors of LogMeIn, Inc. She also serves as a senior advisor for TPG Capital, serves on the Board of RentPath, Inc. and Water.org and is a member of the Unilever Global Marketing Advisory Board.

D. Bruce Sewell

Mr. D. Bruce Sewell is an Independent Director of Vail Resorts Inc. In his role at Apple, Mr. Sewell oversees all legal matters, including corporate governance, intellectual property, litigation and securities compliance, as well as government affairs. Before joining Apple, he was senior vice president and general counsel of Intel Corporation, where he managed the company's legal, compliance and government affairs functions, as well as corporate philanthropy and the Intel Foundation. Prior to Intel, he was a partner in the law firm of Brown & Bain PC, specializing in intellectual property and antitrust cases. Between college and law school, he toured the country skiing in Colorado, Utah and Wyoming, and worked as a professional ski patroller at Windham and Hunter Mountains in New York.

John Sorte

Mr. John F. Sorte is an Independent Director of Vail Resorts Inc., since January 1993. Mr. Sorte is Executive Chairman of Morgan Joseph TriArtisan LLC, an investment and merchant bank engaged in providing financial advice, capital raising and private equity investing. Mr. Sorte is also a director of Morgan Joseph TriArtisan Group Inc., the parent company of Morgan Joseph TriArtisan LLC. Prior to co-founding Morgan Joseph in 2001, he was President of New Street Advisors LP. He previously held various positions at Drexel Burnham Lambert, including Head of the Energy Group, Co-head of Investment Banking and Chief Executive Officer, and started his career as an investment banker at Shearson Hammill. Mr. Sorte also serves on the Board of Shorts International Ltd.

Peter Vaughn

Mr. Peter A. Vaughn is an Independent Director of Vail Resorts Inc., since June 2, 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 to 2013, Senior Vice President of Global Brand Management from 2005 to 2011, Vice President of Marketing for the Travelers Cheque and Prepaid Services Group from 2002 to 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 to 2001. From 1994 to 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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