Mark Gasta, PhD

Executive Vice President and Chief People Officer / Vail Resorts Management Company

Mark Gasta is the Executive Vice President and Chief People Officer for Vail Resorts Management Company.  Vail Resorts is the premier mountain resort company in the world and a leader in luxury, destination-based travel at iconic locations. In this position, he is responsible for planning and executing on organization-wide people strategies designed to increase organization effectiveness and enhance organizational performance and health through the development and empowerment of Vail’s 26,000 employees. 

Previously, Mark served as the corporate vice president of Organizational Development for Comcast Communications 90,000 employees.  He also served as the vice president of human resources for Comcast’s West Division, which consisted of 14,000 employees in Arizona, California, Colorado, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, and Washington State. 

Additionally Mark has held various human resources management positions with AT&T Broadband, Lexis-Nexis and Target Corporation.  He also served in the United States Army as a commissioned officer and aviator.

Mark received his bachelor’s of science degree from California Polytechnic State University, a master’s of business administration from the University of Denver, and went on to earn his doctorate of education in organizational change from Pepperdine University.  He previously served as an adjunct professor for the Daniels College of Business at the University of Denver and is an active member of several professional associations including Human Resource People and Strategy, the Organizational Development Network, the National Ski Area Association, and the Academy of Management.  Mark has served on many non-profit boards including the Colorado Outward Bound School, Leave No Trace and the Urban League.  

Mark, his wife Margo and children: Jeremy (22), Benjamin (19), and Sarah (13) live in Boulder, Colorado where they enjoy an active, outdoor lifestyle.