SAM Magazine—Lakewood, Colo., Sept. 12, 2017—Parker Riehle, recently named as the new president of the National Ski Areas Association, is not taking the job, after all. He has told NSAA that, for personal reasons, he is declining the offer. As a result, Michael Berry will remain president until a new candidate is chosen and completes the transition.
“After a great deal of deliberation ... I have decided that I unfortunately need to decline the recent appointment to be the president & CEO of NSAA due to personal reasons that preclude our ability to leave Vermont and the New England area. A very difficult decision indeed, but family has to come first, and I will be forever grateful for NSAA’s gracious understanding and support in this regard.”
NSAA will resume its president search immediately. “The search committee remains committed to finding the best possible candidate for the position,” board chairman Tim Silva said in a note to board members, “and we are fortunate that the search process developed a number of very qualified individuals. To ensure that there is no disruption in NSAA leadership, Michael Berry will remain in his current position until a new candidate completes the transition.”