American mountain resort firm welcomes development leaders

Pictured: Alterra’s Krista Sprenger and Andrew Bodziak.
Denver, USA-based mountain resort specialist Alterra Mountain Company has made key additions to its executive leadership team in order to grow the firm.

Krista Sprenger has become chief development officer, while Andrew Bodziak has joined in the newly-created role of executive vice president, hospitality.

Asset development

In her role, Sprenger will be responsible for developing, redeveloping, and reprogramming existing assets at all Alterra destinations, on and off the mountain.

In addition, she will lead the company’s overarching strategy to leverage its real estate portfolio to deliver added value to its operating businesses.

Real estate entrepreneur

Sprenger is an entrepreneurial real estate executive with two decades of diverse real estate experience. Over the course of her career, she has been involved in the acquisition, development, and operations of over 25 million sq ft of mixed-use, commercial, and boutique hospitality projects.

Alterra believes her experience with multiple, simultaneous large-scale and complex projects and her experience with creative placemaking, community engagement, and sustainable development practices makes her the ideal person to help lead its ambitious plans.

Enhancement mission

Meanwhile, Andrew Bodziak role as Alterra’s first EVP, hospitality will see him be responsible for leading the company’s approach to lodging, food and beverage, retail, and skier services.

In collaboration with each destination’s president, he will build a team of hospitality leaders and develop an overarching strategy to further expand and enhance these businesses to provide authentic and diversified offerings with a focus on guest satisfaction, operational efficiencies, and cost effectiveness.

Lodging experience

Bodziak has 15 years of experience in global lodging and luxury brands, including Starwood Hotels & Resorts.

Most recently he was with Marriott International, where he led global operations for 30+ brands and 8,500+ hotels around the world in mobile guest services, digital in-room entertainment, sustainability, engineering, as well as the company’s offerings in spa, retail, and fitness.

Crucial to continued success

Jared Smith, president and CEO, Alterra Mountain Company, said: “We are excited to add these extraordinarily talented leaders in fields so crucial to the evolution and continued success of Alterra Mountain Company.

“Krista and Andrew each bring extensive expertise in their fields and I am looking forward to their collaboration with leaders across our North American destinations as we seek to continually enhance the guest and employee experience.”