Sweeney new base area manager at Sierra-at-Tahoe
Veteran Sierra-at-Tahoe employee Sean Sweeney made the switch from administration to operation, when he was promoted to Sierra-at-Tahoe’s base area manager last week.
As base area manager, Sweeney’s role is to manage the daily operations of parking, security, building services, and transportation while ensuring that guests receive the highest quality service.
This position was created in the wake of Casey Blann’s departure, Sierra-at-Tahoe’s previous director of operations. Drew Bray will oversee on-mountain operations, while Sweeney will focus on the departments that impact guests’ first impressions.
“I’m aware of all the products we sell coming from the sales/marketing standpoint,” said Sweeney. “Now its delivering the consistent service and making the first impressions that make our guests want to come back.”
Sweeney has held many titles over his past ten years at Sierra-at-Tahoe, where he began his resort career as a ski instructor, followed by the Wild Mountain Children’s Ski/Snowboard School Manager. In 1997 he was hired as a sales representative in the marketing department and in 1999, he was promoted to sales manager, where he has remained for the past three years.
“Having someone with a marketing background in this position is a real advantage,” said Sweeney. “I bring a lot of creativity and fresh ideas to these departments, along with the knowledge of how to keep the lines of communication open between the administrative and operational sides of the resort.”
Born and raised in South Lake Tahoe, Sweeney learned to ski at Sierra-at-Tahoe. After attending South Tahoe High School, he went on to get his degree in marketing from Chico State University in 1993.
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