Whistler, B.C., April 21, 2004 – The spring of 2004 brings with it newopportunities and fresh faces for the Whistler Blackcomb Public RelationsDepartment.
“For our company, this is an appropriate time to reorganise the team,” saysStuart Rempel, VP Marketing & Sales. “It will give our new team a chance tointroduce themselves so relationships will already be established by nextwinter season.”
“Our top priority is to ensure that our media and industry relationships aremaintained. We always want our colleagues to have a familiar face to callat Whistler Blackcomb. We have worked hard to be available and responsiveto media enquiries and establish our department as a trustworthy source ofinformation. This will continue to be of utmost importance to us.”
As of Monday April 19, the following roles and responsibilities wereannounced:
Lauren Gehlen, Special Projects Coordinator – Destination Market Responsible for destination media enquiries includingski/snowboard, mountain biking and Whistler Blackcomb Athletes Relationshipprogrammes. 604.938.7349, firstname.lastname@example.org
Kim Muller, Senior Public Relations Officer – Regional Market Responsible for Vancouver and local media enquiries andsnowsport & commercial filmmaking. 604.938.7359, email@example.com
Chris Strome, Senior Communication Officer – Regional Market Responsible for in-resort and external informationdistribution as well as crisis communications. 604.938.7111, firstname.lastname@example.org
Cecillia Lescano, Administrative Assistant Cecillia will work with both the marketing and publicrelations departments and will assist media with their itineraries. 604.938.7346, email@example.com
Jeremy Roche, Marketing Coordinator – Washington State Responsible for Washington State based print and television media in addition to his duties within the marketing department. 604.938.7373, firstname.lastname@example.org
Manager Whistler Blackcomb is currently conducting a search of the manager position. This person is responsible for the development and implementation of Whistler Blackcomb’s national and international public relations strategies and government and community relations plans.
For more information, please contact:Estelle Blank, Recruiting Coordinator, 604.938.7186, email@example.com
After three years at Whistler Blackcomb and five years in Whistler, SaraGardiner, Media Relations Coordinator, has decided to return to Vancouver topursue career options in the corporate world. Sara’s last day at WhistlerBlackcomb is Friday, April 30. Christopher Nicolson, current manager, hasrecently accepted a position as Executive Director at Tourism Sun Peaks(250.578.5465, firstname.lastname@example.org). Christopher’s last day atWhistler Blackcomb is Friday, April 23.
Whistler Blackcomb is owned and operated by Intrawest Corporation.Intrawest Corporation(IDR:NYSE; ITW:TSX) is the leading developer and operator ofvillage-centered resorts across North America. The company owns ninemountain resorts, including Whistler Blackcomb, North America’s most popularmountain resort. Intrawest also owns Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort inFlorida and has a premier vacation ownership business, Club Intrawest. Thecompany has a 45 per cent interest in Alpine Helicopters Ltd., owner ofCanadian Mountain Holidays, the largest heli-skiing operation in the world.Intrawest is headquartered in Vancouver, British Columbia and is located onthe World Wide Web at www.intrawest.com.
Site of the proposed alpine and nordic venues for the 2010 Olympic andParalympic Winter Games.