Smugglers' Officers and Directors
One of Smugglers’ primary strengths is its core management team. The dedication, high energy level, and people-oriented, hands-on management style has enabled Smugglers’ Notch to continually grow and improve its high quality level of service. This team oversees a growing workforce that exceeds 1,000 people in total during the Winter, Summer and Fall seasons combined. This summary sets forth information concerning the present leadership team of Smugglers’ Notch Management Company, Ltd.
William P. Stritzler, Managing Director, has been with Smugglers’ Notch since 1987. Prior to joining the company, Mr. Stritzler was employed by AT&T for thirteen years and held a number of senior marketing positions before becoming Corporate Vice President in charge of mergers, acquisitions and new business ventures, reporting to AT&T’s President. From 1960-74 he was employed with Wells Fargo & Company in San Francisco where he was a Vice President of the bank and President of the information system subsidiary.
Brian L. Stevens, Chief Financial Officer, has been with Smugglers’ Notch since 1990. Brian is in charge of establishing and maintaining the financial objectives and policies of the company. Beginning his career in public accounting in 1977, he served as Comptroller of an international ski company for seven years and has been a CPA since 1980.
Mark R. Delaney, Chief Planning and Development Officer, joined Smugglers’ in 1978 after obtaining a BS degree in Recreation Management. As Vice President of Corporate Development, Mark is responsible for coordinating all planning and development activities from the research stage through permitting, design, construction, environmental compliance and energy management. He serves as the Resort’s liaison with state and local government.
Lisa M. Howe, Chief Marketing and Information Technology Officer, joined her father, Bill Stritzler, and the Smugglers’ team in 2002. She is responsible for Marketing, Information Technology and Owner Contracts. Lisa holds a master’s degree from the University of Chicago where she studied Economics and has spent twelve years as a business consultant and marketing director in the United States, Japan and Europe.
Keith R. Glover, Vice President - Consumer Experience, has been actively involved at Smugglers’ Notch for over 30 years. Keith joined the Resort’s staff as Food & Beverage Manager in charge of the Base Lodge and the Village Restaurant. Throughout his Smugglers’ career, he has been responsible for various operating departments, including housekeeping, maintenance, grocery store and ski shops. Presently, he is responsible for the Consumer Division and Vacation Marketing and Sales.
Steve Wry, Vice President - Mountain Guest Experience, has filled the role of Director of Mountain Operations at Smugglers' for over 25 years including all aspects of the guest experience on the mountain plus summer children's programs.
George Belansek, Vice President - Village Guest Experience, is responsible for ensuring the smooth interaction and delivery of all supporting teams to provide village guests an outstanding vacation experience while at the Smugglers’ Notch Resort. Prior to joining Smugglers’ Notch, George held several senior project management, sales, and contract negotiation positions over a 30-year career with IBM. George holds degrees from Penn State University, the University of Vermont, and Project Management certification from George Washington University.
Steve Clokey, Vice President - Market Management, has been with Smugglers’ Notch since 1985. Steve is responsible for overseeing all marketing initiatives to help with growing the resort occupancy. A wide range of background experience includes direct sales, conference sales, trade shows, promotional events, brand development & enhancements, advertising, and continuous marketing research projects. Steve has a business degree and also three children who enjoy their family time together skiing and recreating at Smuggs.