10/19/15 | JHMR Welcomes 3 New Board of Director Members
Jackson Hole Mountain Resort Welcomes Three New Members to the Board of Directors
(October 19, 2015), Teton Village, WY – Jackson Hole Mountain Resort (JHMR) is pleased to announce three new additions to the company’s Board of Directors. Eric Macy, Mary Kate Buckley and Mark Barron have joined board members John Carney, John Valiante, Richard Puricelli, Connie Kemmerer, Jerry Blann, Bob Grady and Chairman of the Board, Jay Kemmerer. Jay Kemmerer, owner and Chairman of the JHMR Board noted, “Board leadership is key to our success and we wanted to bring on fresh Directors with unique experience and leadership. Eric, Mary Kate and Mark have had great business careers and will be valuable to our resort’s future.”
Eric Macy comes with a variety of experience within the financial sector. Eric’s career started at IBM, and then Donaldson Lufkin and Jenrette in their high yield bond department. The rest of his career was with Jefferies & Co. where he headed up Fixed Income trading and became EVP, on the Underwriting Committee, Risk Oversight committee and was co- Manager of Jefferies Opportunity Funds. Nowa full time Jackson Hole resident, Eric is a great skier and an avid fisherman. He also serves on the board of the Jackson Hole One Fly Foundation.
Mary Kate Buckley is a Co-founder and Partner in the boutique Tuscan winery Azienda Agricola Urlari, a producer of premium SuperTuscan wines. She started her career at Grey Advertising in New York City and then worked in a variety of brand management and business development roles at The Walt Disney Company in New York, Hong Kong and Paris, opening retail operations, extending distribution and establishing new business ventures throughout Asia and later, Europe. She moved back to the U.S., to Portland Oregon, to join Nike to head their global new business ventures and subsequently e-commerce-enabled nike.com. Later she led Nike’s brand and business in Latin America and Canada as well as the Nike Bauer Hockey Company, before moving to Amsterdam to lead Nike’s apparel business in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. She was named a Nike Corporate Officer in 2006. Mary Kate resides in Teton Village, Wyoming and New York City. She is a passionate skier who has averaged 90 days over the last 3 winters.
Mark Barron, known by most Jackson residents as the mayor of Jackson from 2003 to 2014 joins the JHMR board with vast local government and small business experience with a focus on sustainability, energy conservation and workforce housing. Operating both Blue Spruce Cleaners and Snake River Roasters, with his daughter and wife respectively, Mark is a driven community minded businessman. Barron is married to Wyoming Rep. Ruth Ann Petroff and they enjoy hiking, mountain biking, skiing and traveling with their two dogs.
50th Anniversary Winter 2015-16
Over its nearly 50 year history Jackson Hole has evolved, but the spirit remains bold and wild, as the last true bastion for all those who dare to live this dream. JHMR was kick-started in the early 1960’s by the passionate dream of its founders, Paul McCollister and Alex Morley. From humble and rugged beginnings, this dream was fully realized decades later with the ingenuity of a family with historic ties to the Cowboy State. In their tenure of ownership since 1992, the Kemmerer family has invested greatly in the prosperity of Jackson Hole and the state of Wyoming. With vast improvements to operations, lifts and infrastructure, they have ushered JHMR into its present-day luster and world-wide iconic status as “The Big One.” Next winter, JHMR is celebrating that “Born to Be Wild” spirit all season long with events, a video web series produced by TGR, and ‘The Crags’ will undergo a transformation with the construction and December 2015 opening of the brand new Teton Lift. This new high-speed quad lift will carry skiers and riders 1,600 vertical feet to an area that has previously only been accessible via hiking.
About Jackson Hole
Jackson Hole continues to famously deliver our legendary powder snow, 4,136 continuous vertical feet, 2500 acres of the best beginner, intermediate and expert skiing and snowboarding and a genuine “Last of the Old West” atmosphere. Neighboring the legacy U.S National Parks of Yellowstone and Grand Teton and operating in Bridger Teton National Forest, there is no more spectacular setting for a destination resort in the world. Now with thirteen nonstop cities (and hundreds of international connections) flying to the newly expanded airport, Jackson Hole is one of the most easily accessed destination resorts in the Rockies. For route maps, ski packages, web cams, videos and more please visit jacksonhole.comor facebook.com/jacksonhole
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