Vail Resorts Inc. on Tuesday announced a number of leadership changes to take place in its mountain division this spring.
Doug Lovell, vice president and COO of Vail Mountain, will retire from his position effective May 1, 2019. Beth Howard, vice president and COO of Beaver Creek Resort, will succeed Lovell.
Nadia Guerriero, vice president and general manager of Northstar California Resort, will be promoted to vice president and COO at Beaver Creek Resort to succeed Howard.
These changes will also occur on May 1, 2019, and the search for Guerriero’s replacement at Northstar will begin immediately.
Lovell has led Vail Mountain as vice president and COO since 2017. He began his career with Vail Resorts in 1994 where he held various positions in mountain operations at Beaver Creek and Keystone. He took the helm at Keystone Resort in 2009 as vice president and COO of Keystone Resort before moving to Beaver Creek to accept the same role in 2010.
Howard joined Vail Resorts in 1985 as a college intern at Beaver Creek. Over the next three decades, she grew her leadership scope to oversee the entirety of Vail Resorts’ mountain dining and clubs. Howard was promoted to vice president and general manager of Northstar California Resort in 2014 and returned to Beaver Creek two years later.
Guerriero began her career with Northstar in 2007 and, before taking the helm at the resort, served as senior director of base area operations, village and events.
Both Howard and Guerriero will report to Chris Jarnot, executive vice president of Vail Resorts’ mountain division.