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Aspen Skiing Co. hires new general counsel

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Rana Dershowitz

Aspen Skiing Co. announced Wednesday it hired Rana Dershowitz as general counsel and vice president. She will take the post in early November.

Dershowitz has served since 2007 with the U.S. Olympic Committee, most recently as general counsel. Prior to joining the Olympic Committee, she worked for six years at Madison Square Garden in New York.

Dershowitz was a Harvard undergrad and served as captain of the varsity ski team three of her four years. She graduated from Harvard Law School and served as executive editor of the Harvard Civil Rights-Civil Liberties Review.

She takes the position vacated by longtime Skico counsel Dave Bellack.

Skico President and CEO Mike Kaplan said the company is excited about the newest member of its team.

"Her experience with the USOC and Madison Square Garden will prove invaluable, but most importantly her passion for the sport and the lifestyle make her an outstanding choice," Kaplan said in a statement.

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Dershowitz will join Skico's executive team, the highest-ranking company officials. While she will be the only woman in an upper-management position, she won't be the first. Jeanne Mackowski, former vice president of marketing, was the most recent woman on the executive team.

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