Ski Corp. fills gaps in leadership team |

Ski Corp. fills gaps in leadership team

Karen Schneider

— Karen Schneider has been named the new director of sales at Steamboat Ski and Resort Corp.

The announcement comes after Ski Corp. announced earlier this week that Katie Brown, the former director of sales, was promoted to vice president of sales and marketing.

Schneider became Ski Corp.’s director of sales at the Steamboat Grand Hotel in 2006. In her new role, she will oversee sales for the resort and the hotel.

"We have worked hard to cultivate individuals within the company to assume leadership roles, and I'm excited for the new opportunities presented to Karen as she expands her career within the organization," Brown said in a news release. "With a wealth of knowledge, a passion for success and strong customer relations, Karen will ensure Steamboat remains at the forefront for sales and a leader within the industry."

Schneider’s new job entails attracting groups and conferences, working with wholesale and online travel agencies and overseeing direct sales to consumers.

Schneider will direct the sales managers and work with the team at Steamboat Central Reservations.

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"I welcome the opportunities and challenges that this position offers and look forward to working with the talented sales staff at the resort and hotel in maintaining Steamboat's reputation as one of the premier resorts in the world," Schneider said in the release. "I am confident that our sales team can build upon this past winter and is positioned well for future success starting with the upcoming season.”

Schneider, who is married to Vice President of Skier Services Jim Schneider, has 35 years experience in the travel industry. She currently chairs the Healthcare Foundation for the Yampa Valley board and is on the executive committee for Destination Colorado.

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