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01-14-2013, 08:59 PM #1
Senior Apple Executive Hits The Slopes for Board Appointment
Apple's general counsel and Senior Vice President Bruce Sewell is hitting the slopes at Vail Resorts, but the journey isn't just for fun. CNBC is reporting that the Apple veteran has been tapped to serve on the company's board of directors.
Sewell will also serve on the audit committee of the board.
It should be noted, however, that Sewell is NOT leaving Apple as some news organizations and blogs have inaccurately suggested. Sewell will continue in his position at Apple where he oversees all legal matters, including corporate governance, intellectual property, litigation and securities compliance, as well as government affairs.
So why did Vail Resorts come looking for Bruce Sewell? As it turns out, the Apple executive is a lifelong skier. "Between college and law school," a press release from Vail Resorts reads, "he toured the country skiing in Colorado, Utah and Wyoming, and worked as a professional ski patroller at Windham and Hunter Mountains in New York."
"We are thrilled to have someone of Bruce's caliber and extensive experience join our board," said Rob Katz, chairman and chief executive officer of the Company. "Bruce brings with him an incredible background in managing complex issues in companies growing around the globe with high levels of consumer passion and incredible track records of creativity and innovation."
Sewell is the only Apple employee to serve on the Vail Resorts' board of directors.