Vail Resorts names Robert Katz as new chief executive |

Vail Resorts names Robert Katz as new chief executive

Alex Miller

AVON ” Vail Resorts has named Robert Katz as chief executive officer, effective today. He will succeed former Chairman and CEO Adam Aron, who announced plans January 30 to resign.

Aron originally planned to remain in his position until June.

The Company also announced that Joe R. Micheletto has been elected as Chairman of the Board for Vail Resorts.

“Rob Katz is uniquely qualified to serve Vail Resorts as its next CEO by virtue of his talent, dedication and experience as a hands-on director whose guidance has been instrumental in supporting every major milestone achieved by the Company over the last 14 years,” Micheletto said in a statement. “We are confident in Rob’s ability to provide resolute focus toward continuing the growth of our mountain resorts, realizing the full potential of our real estate holdings, maximizing the profitability and selected growth of our lodging operations, and pursuing future strategic acquisitions.”

Katz, 39, most recently served as the company’s lead director and has been involved in guiding Vail Resorts’ strategic direction and operations since 1992, according to a company press release. Since 1990, he has been associated in various capacities including as a senior partner of Apollo Management, L.P., an affiliate of the former majority shareholder in

Vail Resorts.

He graduated with a bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of Pennsylvania Wharton School in 1988, and has lived in Boulder since 2002.

This story will be updated.

Vail, Colorado

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