Whistler Blackcomb Holdings Inc. appointed e-commerce entrepreneur and former Sears Canada executive Michele Romanow to its Board of Directors, effective June 24.

Following Romanow's appointment, the Company will have eight board members, including seven independent directors.

Romanow is a Senior Marketing Executive with Snap by Groupon and the Co-founder of Buytopia.ca and SnapSaves, two leading e-commerce companies. Prior to that she was Director, Corporate Strategy & Business Improvement for Sears Canada. Romanow has also been recognized as one of Canada's most powerful women by the Women's Executive Network and was the only Canadian profiled in Forbes' top 20 “Millennials on a Mission”.

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, chair of the company's board commented, “Michele brings a new perspective, as well as deep knowledge in e-commerce, 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.”

Whistler Blackcomb Holdings Inc. owns a 75 percent interest in, and operates Whistler Mountain and Blackcomb Mountain, which operate side-by-side as North America's largest four-season mountain resort