Richard Stettner, Vice President of Aspen Campus Facilities and Operations will be responsible for oversight of Wyndham/Dolce’s running of the Aspen Meadows campus and will work to ensure its high-quality operations. He will assume a key role in the planning and managing of capital projects on the campus and assign the preservation of its Bauhaus aesthetic as a high priority. He will be tasked with nurturing relationships with neighbors, city officials and the public and, along with Cristal Logan in her role as VP for Aspen Community Programs and Engagement, represent the Aspen Institute externally across the Roaring Fork Valley community. Richard will work to maximize the financial success of the Meadows property and look to improve the overall marketing of its offerings. He will oversee, and work closely with, Aspen Director of Facilities and Operations Carrie Williams and Conference Services Director Deborah Murphy, and their respective teams. He will also supervise current and future staff responsible for the maintenance, preservation, and acquisition of the Institute’s art collection. And, finally, he will work to ensure safety, security and business continuity related to campus operations.
Richard has nearly 25 years of management experience in the hospitality industry. He most recently served as Managing Director with the Aspen Skiing Company-Limelight Hotels where he led the opening of Limelight Hotels in Ketchum, Idaho and in Snowmass Village (CO). Before that, he was general manager of the Limelight Hotel in Aspen. A native Coloradan, Richard has been a resident of the Roaring Fork community for 10 years. He and his wife Jill live in nearby Basalt with their two children Jack and Chloe.