David PerryAspen Skiing Company has announced an internal reorganization with the realignment of several departments and a new reporting structure. The changes are designed to enhance the guest experience through operational efficiencies, improve the collaborative environment for current employees,  allow the company to maintain focus and keep up with the pace of the changing business environment.

Under the new structure, David Perry assumes the role of Chief Operating Officer. The Ski and Snowboard Schools, Mountain Food and Beverage and Four Mountain Sports/D&E will report directly to him, in addition to his existing areas of responsibility which include Mountain Operations, Sales, Marketing and Events and summer business.

Matt Jones will retain his role as Chief Financial Officer, and will now officially head up Information Technology management/development and Strategic Planning as CIO.  In addition to Finance, he will now oversee Ticketing and Guest Services.  John Lilley has been named to the newly created position of Chief Technology Officer and will also report to Jones.

Jim Laing takes on the role of Chief Human Resources Officeras retention, development, recruitment and the overall well-being of our employees has never been more important.  The Hospitality Division Human Resources department will now report directly to him. 

Don Schuster’s role as VP Hospitality is expanding to include hospitality operations along with development and project management.  He will oversee the Limelight Hotel, The Little Nell and the Residences at Little Nell.  

Rana Dershowitz, the new Chief Legal Counsel, will oversee all company legal services and activities.

Photo: David Perry, Aspen Skiing Co. (Aspen Times)