Brian Czarnecki Promoted to Chief Operating Officer of Camelback Resort in the Pocono Mountains

TANNERSVILLE, PA. November 14, 2017 – Ken Ellis & Arthur Berry III, co-owners of Camelback Resort, located in the Pocono Mountains, officially announce the promotion of Brian Czarnecki to the role of Chief Operating Officer.

Czarnecki’s previous role was that of vice president of sales & marketing for the popular, four-season destination, which is has become a leading ski and four-season destination in the Northeast.

“In his new role, Brian will direct the operations, technology, brand and marketing of Camelback Resort’s many business units, allowing us to direct our focus to additional projects, opportunities, and interests,” Ellis and Berry wrote in an announcement to the staff on Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2017.

Czarnecki will oversee Camelback Mountain, Camelbeach Waterpark, Camelback Lodge & Aquatopia Indoor Waterpark, and Camelback Adventures, while also leading the marketing, advertising and brand direction for the new H2OBX Waterpark, Outer Banks, North Carolina, which opened summer, 2017, and The Kartrite Hotel & Indoor Waterpark, Monticello, NY, which will debut December, 2018. Czarnecki is currently searching for his predecessor in the VP of Sales & Marketing role who will report directly to him as COO.

“The past six years at Camelback Resort has been wildly exciting and fulfilling – believing in the vision of Art & Ken, moving the guest numbers to near 1.6 million annual visits, and having the opportunity to work with one of the best teams in the snow business. I just couldn’t ask for more,” stated Czarnecki. “With the opening of The Kartrite Hotel & Indoor Waterpark in just 14 months, and entering the second summer of H2OBX Waterpark, the Outer Banks only waterpark attraction, we just keep extending our brand’s reach and equity.”

A native of Scranton, PA, Czarnecki's career in the hospitality industry spans 25 years, first being drawn to the tourism industry with an opportunity in Wrightsville Beach, NC. After back to back hurricanes took most of his belongings out to sea, Czarnecki decided to purchase a sailboat and make his way to the Bahamas where he was appointed the role of general manager, developing a boutique resort, marina and airstrip. He then switched gears for colder climates and the ski industry. Czarnecki landed at Hunter Mountain, Hunter, NY for a five year post, before meeting Ellis and Berry who enticed him to Camelback Resort, where his love of water, snow, hospitality and development could be utilized in one location.

Camelback Resort has been expanding and evolving since first opening as a ski resort in 1963. Seasonal attractions include: Camelbeach Mountain Waterpark; Camelback Mountain Adventures; Camelback Mountain skiing and snowboarding; and the largest snowtubing park in the U.S. In 2015, Camelback Resort opened the doors to Camelback Lodge & Aquatopia Indoor Waterpark, and was swiftly voted the #1 indoor waterpark in the U.S. by USA Today’s “10Best Readers Choice” poll. Today, Camelback Resort offers more year-round adventure at one mountain resort destination than anywhere in the country. Outide of the Pocono Mountains, Camelback Resort opened H20BX Waterpark in the Outer Banks in 2017, and will debut The Kartrite Hotel & Indoor Waterpark in Monticell, NY in Dec. 2018.

Contact:

Brian Czarnecki

bczarnecki@camelbackresort.com

570.517.9962

Erin Ruppenthal

eruppenthal@camelbackresort.com

608.206.5796

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