The Alterra Mountain Company has reiterated its commitment to Social Responsibility. On Monday, the Alterra Mountain Company announced three new hires to their Social Responsibility executive team. Alterra’s Social Responsibility portion of the company is centered around these pillars: Sustainability, Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion, and Community.
Darcie Renn has been hired as the Vice President of Sustainability to lead their environmental programs forward into the future. Previously, she worked as Senior Director of ESG and Sustainability for one of the largest grocery store chains in North America. Annie Kao, who had an extensive career as an attorney and DEI consultant, has been hired as their Vice President of Social Responsibility. Annie Kao will help grow Alterra’s social and economic justice projects. Meegan Moszynski, who has been a leader of multiple nonprofits in the ski industry, has been hired as Director of the Alterra Mountain Company Community Foundation. This is Alterra’s charitable arm, which “focuses on granting emergency relief and hardship assistance to those in need within our communities.”
These new members will be led by Karen Sanford, who is the Chief Legal & Social Responsibility Officer of the Alterra Mountain Company. The official press release from Alterra is below.
ALTERRA MOUNTAIN COMPANY ELEVATES ITS COMMITMENT TO SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY
The Company has Appointed New Executive Heads of its Sustainability, DEI, and Community Foundation Efforts
Denver, CO – August 15, 2022 – Alterra Mountain Company has renewed its commitment to responsible stewardship of the mountains it operates with a significant expansion of its Social Responsibility team. With an equal focus on three pillars – Sustainability, Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion, and Community – Alterra Mountain Company is committed to creating positive impacts for the environment, its employees, and the communities where they live and work.
Under the direction of Karen Sanford, Chief Legal & Social Responsibility Officer, Alterra’s newly appointed Social Responsibility leadership team will help chart and measure the company’s short and long-term Corporate Social Responsibility targets.
“While we’ve made some real progress in these areas, we are committed to making a substantial impact and that requires dedicated leadership from talented individuals that know how to produce tangible results in these areas,” said Jared Smith, President & CEO, Alterra Mountain Company. “We recognize and own the responsibility to develop and nurture initiatives that protect and expand access to the mountains. Our industry’s longevity and expansion depend on these efforts, and I have full confidence in this talented team leading the charge.”
Among the new hires, Darcie Renn has been named Vice President of Sustainability to spearhead the company’s environmental sustainability programs. Her mission is to implement strategic, sustainable, science-based business practices to help directly address the impact of climate change on the environments and communities where we operate. Prior to joining Alterra, Darcie was the Senior Director of ESG and Sustainability for one of the largest grocery store chains in North America, where she focused on setting and implementing companywide environmental goals related to energy, waste, and supply chain issues.
As Vice President of Social Responsibility, Annie Kao joins Alterra Mountain Company as an experienced DEI advisor dedicated to advancing social and economic betterment in the outdoor industry. She has been tasked with building equitable programs that support diversity and weave a culture of inclusion and belonging into the fabric of Alterra Mountain Company’s employee and guest experience. After an extensive career as an attorney, which included 10 years dedicated to the outdoor industry, Annie launched her own consulting company, quickly becoming a sought-after DEI expert and strategic advisor for prominent outdoor brands.
As the new Director of the Alterra Mountain Company Community Foundation, Meegan Moszynski will oversee the company’s charitable arm, which focuses on granting emergency relief and hardship assistance to those in need within our communities. Meegan is an experienced non-profit leader who specializes in effective organizational management, governance, leadership structures, strategic planning, and program execution. She joins Alterra Mountain Company after providing holistic support to non-profit organizations under her consultancy business.
“Alterra Mountain Company is committed to building on the great work already in place at our destinations. These new resources will allow us to take a more holistic and data-driven approach to our social responsibility programs,” said Karen Sanford, Chief Legal & Social Responsibility Officer, Alterra Mountain Company. “We have spent the last year conducting extensive needs assessments and formal audits of our entire portfolio to build and establish a company-wide framework through which we can set and report on measurable goals to be accountable for our progress and results.”
For more information on Alterra Mountain Company’s Social Responsibility efforts, please visit https://www.alterramtnco.com/social-responsibility.
About Alterra Mountain Company
Alterra Mountain Company is a family of 15 iconic year-round resorts, the world’s largest heli-skiing operation, and Ikon Pass – the premier ski and snowboard season pass offering access to more than 50 iconic mountain destinations around the world.
Headquartered in Denver, Colorado, and born out of a shared love of the mountains and adventure, the company has brought together some of the world’s most aspirational brands, including: Steamboat and Winter Park in Colorado; Palisades Tahoe, Mammoth Mountain, June Mountain and Big Bear Mountain Resort in California; Stratton Mountain and Sugarbush Resort in Vermont; Snowshoe Mountain in West Virginia; Tremblant in Quebec and Blue Mountain in Ontario, Canada; Crystal Mountain in Washington; Deer Valley Resort and Solitude Mountain Resort in Utah; and CMH Heli-Skiing & Summer Adventures in British Columbia.
Also included in the portfolio is Alpine Aerotech, a worldwide helicopter support and maintenance service center in British Columbia, Canada, and Aspenware, the ski industry leader in technology services and e-commerce. For more information, please visit www.alterramtnco.com.