SnowSports industry veteran Kelly Keefer has been named vice president of finance for Steamboat Ski & Resort Corp. effective Sept. 7, 2015.
“We are extremely pleased to add an executive of Kelly’s caliber to Steamboat’s senior management team,” said Rob Perlman, president and chief operating officer for Ski Corp. “Her extensive knowledge across all economic disciplines along with her in-depth ski industry experience will be a tremendous asset and will greatly enhance the resort’s financial analysis and strategic planning.”
In her new role with the resort, Keefer will be responsible for all aspects of financial and information technology operations, functions and analysis for the ski area, the Steamboat Grand and Steamboat Central Reservations®. She brings more than 20 years of financial management experience — specifically in the snow sports, mountain and financial sectors — with a proven history to provide analysis to position the resort to achieve its full potential, profitability and strategic plans.
Most recently, Keefer served as the senior vice president of finance for Powdr Corp.’s Copper Mountain Resort. Over a six year span, she held various executive roles for Intrawest Colorado including vice president of operations for Copper Mountain, vice president of finance, and director of business planning and analysis. Prior to Intrawest, she held accounting positions with Qwest Communications International, Netbeam, Vail Resorts and Coopers & Lybrand, LLP, now PricewaterhouseCooper, LLP. Keefer is a certified public accountant and member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.
“Steamboat is a leader in the destination resort marketplace, and I am thrilled to work with one of the most talented resort teams and well-known brands in the industry,” Keefer said. “I’m passionate about winter sports and can’t wait to become actively involved with the resort and the Steamboat Springs community.”
Keefer is a graduate of Boston College’s Carroll School of Management with a Bachelor of Science in accounting. She will report directly to Perlman and start her new executive role with the resort effective Monday, Sept. 7.