Randy Montgomery (1947 - 1999)
Randy Montgomery was a master of the art of winter sports promotion - on the resort, state, international and industry levels.
A 1970 marketing major from the University of Utah, Randy set out to “work around what I love." That led to nine years as marketing director at Park City Resort and later a 17-year stint as vice president of marketing at Snowbird. In 1991, his talents were put to work on a larger landscape, serving as executive director of Ski Utah, the industry’s promotion office. Continuing to work around what he loved, from 1993 to 1999 Randy directed the Utah Sports Authority, the state office overseeing construction of $59 million in facilities destined to become venues for the 2002 Olympic/Paralympic Winter Games.
His unique promotional talents were tapped again when he joined the Salt Lake Organizing Committee for those games and later when he became executive director of the Alf Engen Ski Museum Foundation, which built Park City’s Joe Quinney Winter Sports Center and Alf Engen Ski Museum. He was director of the foundation when he was killed in a motorcycle accident in 1999.
A native of Salt Lake City, Randy gave freely of his marketing prowess to several civic organizations and causes. These included the Salt Lake Acting Company, the Park City Chamber of Commerce, the Salt Lake Convention and Visitors Bureau and BlueCross BlueShield of Utah.
A pundit quoted Randy as saying, “You can’t preserve the past without a really well-run present.” Randy Montgomery did both well. And Utah’s ski legacy is the better for it.