By Daniel Kobialka
Bruce Sewell, senior vice president and general counsel for Apple, has accepted a new position with ski resort management firm Vail Resorts. According to a press release, Sewell is joining Vail Resorts’ Board of Directors.
“We are thrilled to have someone of [Sewell’s] caliber and extensive experience join our board,” said Rob Katz, chairman and chief executive officer for Vail Resorts. “[Sewell] 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.”
As Apple’s general counsel, Sewell handles all of the company’s legal matters, such as issues relating to corporate governance, intellectual property, litigation and securities compliance and government affairs. However, Sewell’s role on Vail Resorts’ Board of Directors allows him to provide insight into the resort management company’s lodging, mountain and real estate operations.
Sewell, a lifelong skier, toured the country skiing in Colorado, Utah and Wyoming. In addition, he worked as a professional ski patroller at Windham and Hunter Mountains in New York.
The rise in Apple’s stock last year provided significant benefits to Sewell as well. The Associated Press reports that Sewell received stock grant in the company worth $66 million in 2012 – more than twice the value of the grants he received in 2010.