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Business Briefcase

Sunlight announces new staffSunlight Mountain Resort is busy getting ready the winter season with several new hires. Susan Sims, a 17-year resident of Glenwood Springs and native Coloradoan, has been hired as supervisor of guest services. Sims has been employed at the Glenwood Hot Springs Lodge and Pool and by the RE-1 School District for the past five years.Erin Johnson also joins the guest services department. She was previously employed by the Town of Basalt working in their public gardens and has 15 years of experience in customer service including time at a small, two-chairlift ski resort in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula.In the area of group sales, Angie Quinn, a northern Idaho native, was recruited for her seven years of experience in the ski industry. Quinn worked at Schweitzer Mountain Resort in various capacities including ski instruction, activities and events coordination and sales coordination. Lauren Yant is Sunlight’s new marketing director. She previously worked as the marketing director of Monigle Associates and advertising manager of Wodell Associates (previously Wodell Iltis Sherman), both in Denver.Tammy Potter will be overseeing ticketing operations at Sunlight. Potter has served in various positions in the resort and hospitality industry including banquet manager at the Ramada Inn and floor manager at the Glenwood Caverns. Kevlynn Thompson, a Colorado native who also has years of experience in the resort and hospitality industry, will assist Potter in ticketing operations.Finally, Tom Hayes has been promoted from snow safety supervisor to mountain manager. A Colorado Springs native, Hayes has been employed in various capacities by Sunlight Mountain Resort since 1983.St. Regis Resort Aspen earns honorSt. Regis Resort, Aspen is ranked as one of the Top 10 U.S. resorts and was the highest-scored property in Aspen in the November issue of Condé Nast Traveler. The magazine’s 19th annual Readers Choice Awards are based on a nationwide poll of the magazine’s readers to determine the Top 50 resorts in the United States.Climbing 14 positions from last year’s ranking, St. Regis Resort management believes the impressive leap is a result of the $37 million renovation completed in June 2005 and the staff’s increased commitment to service. The renovation was completed in June 2005 and included the addition of the Remède Spa, the regal Red Mountain Wing, and a redesign of the Shadow Mountain Lounge and all guestrooms and suites.For more information, call toll free (888) 454-9005 or visit the website at stregis.com/aspen.New GM, group sales manager at ResortQuestResortQuest recently announced the appointments of Karen Kelley to General Manager, Aspen/Snowmass, and Amy Erickson to Group Sales Manager, Aspen/Snowmass.In her new role, Kelly is responsible for overseeing ResortQuest’s Aspen and Snowmass rental management companies, property management, owner relations and operations including housekeeping, maintenance and guest services. She will be based out of ResortQuest’s Aspen offices.Kelly most recently served as Vice President of Hospitality at Snowshoe Mountain in Snowshoe, W.V. She graduated from Rocky Mountain College in Billings, Mont., with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration.Erickson is responsible for developing new and existing group business with Front Range meeting planners in the corporate, association and government markets. She will be based out of ResortQuest’s corporate offices in Westminster.Erickson began her hospitality career six years ago and most recently served as Group Sales Manager at Loews Denver Hotel. She lives in Greenwood Village with her husband Sean and their five children.