Snowmass Tourism Expands Special Events Team

Julie Hardman Joins Snowmass Tourism as Special Events Manager; Kiesha Techau Promoted to Groups & Events Manager

Snowmass, Colo., (June 9, 2017) – Today, Snowmass Tourism is pleased to announce the expansion of the Snowmass Tourism Special Events Team. Julie Hardman joins Snowmass Tourism as the new Special Events Manager, while Kiesha Techau, a longtime Town of Snowmass Village employee, has been promoted to Groups & Events Manager.

“We have seen great success with our special events over the past few years,” says Rose Abello, Tourism Director, Snowmass Tourism. “By expanding the team, we are even more committed to special events – they not only create vitality, but also serve to bring many first time visitors to Snowmass.”

Hardman joins the Snowmass Tourism team with over 20 years of event experience in the Roaring Fork Valley. She began her career in Snowmass in 1997, working as the events coordinator for the Snowmass Resort Association, before being promoted event manager. After four years at SRA, she joined the Aspen Chamber Resort Association as the events manager and worked her way to senior events manager. Hardman spent over 13 years at the Aspen Chamber, working events including the Aspen Food & Wine Classic, 12 Days of Aspen, Winterskol, Aspen’s 4th of July celebration, and more. Most recently she was the event manager at the Aspen Club. In her new role, Hardman will focus on event sales implementation, operations, client relations, and more.

Techau began her career with Snowmass Tourism in 2006 as the group coordinator for the Group Sales team. During her eleven years as a member of Snowmass Tourism, Techau has been instrumental in providing support to the Group Sales team, as well as the greater Tourism team. As group coordinator, Techau also assisted with coordination, implementation, and execution of year-round Snowmass events. In addition, she created and maintained performance metrics for the team, organized board meetings, maintained budgets, and much more. In her new role, Techau will focus on client relations, event contracts, budgets, and more. Previously she worked in multiple positions at Silvertree Properties including conference services and as a catering manager.

“This well-deserved promotion not only recognizes Kiesha’s ongoing valuable contributions to the Town, but also provides her an opportunity to grow and develop in the special events arena,” says Abello, “Kiesha and Julie will work seamlessly to produce a vibrant special events lineup going forward. By utilizing their combined expertise and experience, we will be able to take our special events programming to the next level.”

About Snowmass, Colorado – A vibrant summer playground and renowned winter destination, Snowmass Village offers a wide variety of outdoor activities, nearly 30 restaurants, 95 percent on-slope lodging and great shopping, as well as exciting special events and music – all year-round. Summertime, Snowmass features more than 90 miles of hiking and biking trails; gold medal fly-fishing; Class V white-water rafting and kayaking, and a full lineup of weekly events. Consistently ranking as one of the best ski areas in the world, the area boasts the second longest vertical drop in the United States, with 3,332 skiable acres. Located six miles from Aspen’s airport and with 300 days of sunshine per year, Snowmass is an ideal summer and winter destination.

Snowmass Tourism Media Contact: Sara Stookey, Public Relations Coordinator, Snowmass Tourism, 970-922-2285 or sstookey@SnowmassTourism.com.

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