WHISTLER, BC, June 23, 2015 /CNW/ - Whistler Blackcomb Holdings Inc. (the "Company") (TSX: WB) is pleased to announce the appointment of Michele Romanow to its Board of Directors, effective today. Following Ms. Romanow's appointment the Company will have eight board members, including seven independent Directors.
Ms. Romanow is a senior marketing executive with Snap by Groupon and the co-founder of Buytopia.ca and SnapSaves, two leading ecommerce companies. Prior to that she was Director, Corporate Strategy & Business Improvement for Sears Canada. Michele has also been recognized as one of Canada's most powerful women by the Women's Executive Network and she was the only Canadian profiled in Forbes' top 20 "Millennials on a Mission". Ms. Romanow is from Calgary and currently lives in Chicago. She holds a Bachelors of Science in Engineering and a Master of Business Administration from Queen's University.
Graham Savage, the Chair of the Company's Board commented: "Michele brings a new perspective, as well as deep knowledge in ecommerce, digital marketing, data analytics and brand management, which will complement the existing strengths of our Board. We are very pleased to have Michele join our Board and look forward to her contribution to our long term growth."
ABOUT WHISTLER BLACKCOMB HOLDINGS INC.
Whistler Blackcomb Holdings Inc. owns a 75% interest in each of Whistler Mountain Resort Limited Partnership and Blackcomb Skiing Enterprises Limited Partnership (the "Partnerships"), which, together, carry on the four season mountain resort business located in the Resort Municipality of Whistler, British Columbia (the "Resort Business"). The Company is the operating general partner of the Partnerships and as such manages the Resort Business. Whistler Blackcomb, the official alpine skiing venue for the 2010 Olympic Winter Games, is situated in the Coast Mountains of British Columbia, 125 kilometres (78 miles) north of Vancouver, British Columbia. North America's largest four-season mountain resort, Whistler Mountain and Blackcomb Mountain are two side-by-side mountains, connected by the world record-breaking PEAK 2 PEAK Gondola, which combined offer over 200 marked runs, over 8,000 acres of terrain, 14 alpine bowls, three glaciers, receive on average 1,165 centimetres (459 inches) of snow annually, and offer one of the longest ski seasons in North America. In the summer, Whistler Blackcomb offers a variety of activities, including hiking and biking trails, the Whistler Mountain Bike Park, and sightseeing on the PEAK 2 PEAK Gondola. Whistler Blackcomb Holdings Inc. is listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol "WB". Additional information is available on the Company's website at www.whistlerblackcomb.com/holdings or under the Company's SEDAR profile at www.sedar.com.
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For further information: David Wilcox, Manager, Finance & Investor Relations, Whistler Blackcomb Holdings Inc., [email protected], Ph: 604.938.7376