Chris Sununu stepping down to reportedly run for higher political office
Monday, April 27, 2015, NewEnglandSkiIndustry.com
Waterville Valley has announced the promotion of Director of Mountain Operations Tim Smith to General Manager, effective May 2. Smith takes the place of Chris Sununu, who will retain his title of CEO. Sununu was quoted as saying to WMUR that the change "gives me more day-to-day flexibility to do a lot more things politically."
The Sununu family purchased Waterville Valley from Booth Creek in October of 2010, with Chris being named CEO. Brother of Senator John E. Sununu and son of Governor John H. Sununu, Chris Sununu was elected to the New Hampshire Executive Council in the fall of 2010 and was reelected in 2012 and 2014. Upon the resignation of industry veteran Bob Fries in 2013, Sununu assumed the title of General Manager.
Prior to joining Waterville in 2014, Smith was employed by Peak Resorts for eight years as a manager at their Hidden Valley and Crotched Mountain properties. He earned his Bachelor's in Management from Northern Michigan University in 2003.
According to WMUR, Chris Sununu may soon announce a bid for Governor, stating that "I'm going to figure out my political future very soon."