People On The Move
People on the move is your weekly roundup of hiring and promotional news throughout Utah.
Park City—Resorts | Mountains | Cities (RMC) – the largest privately-owned destination management company in North America – recently announced the promotions of two senior leaders as part of a strategic decision to build upon the company’s continued growth and innovation in the destination management industry. CEO Shawn Thomson has promoted former vice president of sale & operation, Karen (Crawford) Cantrell, to president of sales, operations and business development, and former vice president of marketing & creative development, Sarah Carey, to president of creative and marketing who will also oversee public relations, human resources as well as RMC’s new warehouse division. “RMC is proud to commend both of these two invaluable leaders as they step into their new roles as president of their departments,” said Shawn Thomson, RMC’s owner and CEO. “As they have meticulously done so in the past, I trust that they will continue to strengthen RMC’s reputation of providing first-class experiences for our clients, as well as constantly looking for innovative ways to ensure RMC thrives for many years to come.” Ms. Cantrell joined RMC in 2011 as a seasoned event planner and sales consultant, where she quickly excelled and created invaluable relationships with hotel and activity partners. She has nearly a decade of experience, and for the past two years has served as vice president of sales & operations. As president, MS. Cantrell will oversee all sales, operations and business development. With high customer service standards and dedication to improve productivity through sales, Ms. Cantrell will continue to see that RMC’s company-wide business development and strategic plans will remain progressive and efficient.For more than 15 years, Ms. Carey has been instrumental to the growth and overall success of RMC. Ms. Carey opened RMC’s Park City office in 2008 and assisted with the openings of several other locations throughout the past decade, including Austin, TX; Los Cabos, MX; Coastal Carolina; and Georgia. In 2015, she formed RMC’s creative development department. In her new role, Ms. Carey will oversee the RMC brand through all communications and creative direction, as well as RMC’s warehouse division that supports RMC’s large-scale and inimitable events.
Lehi—Collective Health recently announced Jennifer Jacobs has joined the company as its Lehi-based vice president of operations. As Collective Health’s Lehi operations leader, Jacobs will work to ensure the company builds a thriving culture and contributes meaningfully to the local community. “I’m thrilled to welcome Jennifer Jacobs to Collective Health to help lead our growing operations organization in Lehi,” said Scott Murray, senior vice president of operations for Collective Health. “Jennifer will serve as an integral building block to our Lehi office, as she brings an incredible breadth and depth of leadership experience to our team. She will ensure we continue to advance our cause of providing an unparalleled service experience.” Throughout her impressive 25-year career, Ms. Jacobs has led operations efforts at companies including eBay and GE. Most recently, she led eBay’s workforce operations, training, quality, coaching, analytics and project management for more than 11,000 global team members who handle buyer and seller inquiries and claims. Prior to eBay, Jacobs helped oversee finance, analytics and operations at GE Capital & Healthcare for more than 10 years. “Collective Health’s purpose-driven approach of bringing transparency into healthcare in a way that costs less and gets better results is what drew me to the company,” said Ms. Jacobs. “I’m excited take what I’ve learned throughout my career and to help build something great. There’s a real opportunity to make a difference in healthcare and finance in a way that’s never been done.” Ms. Jacobs is joining a rapidly growing executive team that includes experienced leaders from Blue Shield, UnitedHealthcare, Google, SAP, Castlight Health and Stanford University School of Medicine.
Park City— The National Ability Center announced today that Kevin Stickelman will assume the position of the organization’s official CEO. Mr. Stickelman joined the organization three years ago and has served as interim CEO since August 2018 during a leadership transition phase. With a proven track record demonstrating superior teamwork and advocating for instrumental changes locally and globally for the adaptive nation, Stickelman and the organization seamlessly move forward as a powerful and united front. “After serving as interim CEO for the last eight months, I have grown in my role and am immensely grateful for the opportunity to continue working towards our immediate and long-term goals of which will provide the adaptive recreation and outdoor adventure communities with an abundance of resources and diverse inclusive programming,” said Mr. Stickelman, CEO of the National Ability Center. Throughout his tenure with the National Ability Center, Mr. Stickelman has demonstrated indisputable commitment to the adaptive nation and consistently promotes the NAC as a pioneer across adaptive recreational and adventure industries. By continuing the NAC’s partnerships with private and public organizations and nurturing strategic relationships with companies such as its longtime partner Vail Resorts, Stickelman’s desire to spread the NAC’s breadth of life-changing opportunities to as many people as possible is evident. “Kevin’s management style, personal dedication to our mission and organizational skills are exactly what we need to expand the NAC’s reach and impact nationwide,” said Brad Petersen, President of the NAC Board of Directors. “As we strategically plan to lead by example in adaptive recreation programming, we couldn’t ask for a stronger individual to guide us through this exciting chapter.” Mr. Stickelman brings more than 20 years of ski industry and outdoor recreation management experience to the NAC. An amputee himself, Stickelman recognizes how adaptive recreation empowers individuals of all abilities. Stickelman majored in engineering at Kansas State University and the University of Utah before transitioning into mountain resort management. He holds professional certifications from the US Ski and Snowboard Association as an alpine coach and Professional Ski Instructors Association as a level 3 certified ski instructor. Highly regarded within the organization and in the local community as a leader, Stickelman is dedicated to carrying on the legacy of empowering people of all abilities to maximize their individual potential. For more information about the National Ability Center, visit discovernac.org.