Steamboat Springs The Steamboat Ski and Resort Corp. has announced the promotion of Trish Sullivan and Jim Schneider to the positions of vice president-human resources and vice president-skier services, respectively.
Sullivan's promotion marks the first time a woman has risen to the level of vice president at the ski resort. Schneider has served as chairman of international mountain bike and skiing competitions hosted by the ski area.
"Trish and Jim have been an integral part of the Steamboat management team and have made significant contributions to the success of the resort over the past several years," said Ski Corp. President Chris Diamond.
Sullivan has 13 years of experience in her field. She is responsible for management of the human resources department, including employment, payroll, benefits and risk management. She most recently held the position of senior director of Human Resources.
During her tenure at Ski Corp., Sullivan successfully supervised a program that obtains work visas for young adults from overseas who come to Steamboat to bolster the seasonal work force.
She began her human resources career with Occidental Petroleum Corporation, Oil Shale Division in Grand Junction before joining Steamboat in 1989. She has held several positions within the human resources department. A native of Southern California, Sullivan attended Cerritos College in Norwalk, Calif. She is married to Mike Sullivan and has two sons, Nick, age 21, and Tim, age 13.
Schneider will have responsibility for the Ski & Snowboard School, Billy Kidd Performance Center, special events, competition services, the Kids' Vacation Center, summer mountain activities and all lift and ski school ticket operations.
Most recently, Schneider, a 20-year industry veteran, served as senior director of skier services and oversaw summer operations and special events. He has served as chairman for the Freestyle World Cup, Bumps and Jumps and Mercury Tour events and has been involved in numerous industry associations including the Professional Ski Instructors of America.
A graduate of the Ohio State University, Schneider has called Steamboat home for the last 20 years. He is married to Karen Schneider and they are expecting their first baby this November.
The promotions for Sullivan and Schneider become effective immediately and they will continue to report directly to Diamond.