SAM Magazine—Whitefish, Mont., Oct. 7, 2021—Longtime Whitefish Mountain Resort director of marketing and sales Nick Polumbus will succeed Dan Graves as resort CEO after Graves retires in April 2022.Polumbus will assume the position of president effective immediately. Graves has been Whitefish CEO since 2007, the same year Polumbus came on as head of marketing and sales.
“I am really delighted to see Nick Polumbus taking over the leadership of this resort,” said Graves. “He has been instrumental in creating and protecting our stated mission of delivering quality products and services at a value in an unpretentious manner. I see the resort continuing to flourish under Nick’s stewardship and look forward to the improvements that will come about under his leadership.”
During Graves’ tenure as CEO, Whitefish underwent a variety of capital improvements, including the addition of summer activities such as zip lines, an aerial adventure park, and alpine slides, plus expanded skiable terrain, new lifts, and other enhancements resulting in greater visitation and financial success.
“When I promoted Dan to the role of CEO back in 2007, the resort was a break-even proposition at best,” said Bill Foley, board chairman of Winter Sports Inc., which owns and operates Whitefish Mountain Resort. “What Dan was able to accomplish in his time here in regard to improvements to the resort experience and the financial health of the resort and, by extension, for the community of Whitefish, has been very impressive and I am thankful for what he has given to this resort and town.”
“It has been an absolute honor and pleasure working for Whitefish Mountain Resort over these last 15 years,” said Graves. “I enjoyed tremendous support from our ownership and can’t thank them enough for the opportunity they gave me. Looking back over the list of improvements and accomplishments that I’ve been lucky enough to share with this incredible staff, it is a testament to their dedication and teamwork.”