Industry Update
Appointment11 August 2021

Rob Katz

Appointed Executive Chairperson
At Vail Resorts in Broomfield - CO, USA

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Rob Katz

Vail Resorts, Inc. (NYSE: MTN) today announced that Rob Katz, the Company's current chief executive officer, will be appointed executive chairperson of the board and remain fully active and engaged in Vail Resorts' key strategic decisions and priorities. 

Katz was appointed to the Vail Resorts board of directors in 1996 and named chief executive officer in 2006. As executive chairperson, Katz will remain a Vail Resorts employee and director, advising both Lynch and the board on long-term strategy and critical priorities. While he is stepping down from the day-to-day operations of the Company, he will be actively engaged in key strategic projects and decisions. He will also remain involved in Vail Resorts' activities around leadership development as well as its efforts to broaden diversity, equity and inclusion at both the Company and throughout the industry.

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