by Dr. Mark Gasta |

Dr. Mark Gasta joins FMG Leading as Principal, Tourism and Hospitality

Former Vail Resorts executive to lead new hospitality vertical

San Diego, CA – November 10, 2016 –  FMG Leading today announced that Dr. Mark Gasta, former Executive Vice President of Vail Resorts, will join the firm as Principal, Tourism and Hospitality, leading a dedicated practice focused on helping senior hospitality executives leverage human capital strategy to produce industry-leading results.

Dr. Gasta joined Vail Resorts in January 2008 as a senior vice president and chief human resources officer. During his time with Vail Resorts, the company was honored as one of the top employers in the country by Forbes magazine and as one of the Top 50 Most Innovative Companies by Fast Company. Dr. Gasta has also been nominated for a Lifetime Achievement award by HRO Today, a leading industry organization for Human Resource professionals.

Prior to Vail Resorts, Dr. Gasta held human resources management positions for Comcast Communications, AT&T Broadband, Lexis-Nexis and Target Corporation. He also served in the U.S. Army as a commissioned officer and aviator. Dr. Gasta is also a faculty member of the Colorado State University Department of Human Dimensions of Natural Resources, where he teaches in the Master of Tourism Management program.

For over 30 years, FMG Leading has brought a uniquely qualified perspective to the dynamics of service-driven organizations, partnering with executives to help them understand what’s needed, what’s holding them back, and how best to align and act to drive results. Despite the fierce competition that defines the current service industry landscape, FMG Leading clients have achieved remarkable transformation, increasing engagement, lowering turnover, improving strategic focus, and delivering breakthrough financial results. FMG Leading’s dedicated hospitality practice offers clients broad expertise and uniquely qualified perspectives, leveraging Dr. Gasta’s personal experience designing and implementing organization-wide people strategies that increase effectiveness and enhance engagement, performance, and overall health.

"We are thrilled to have Dr. Gasta join our team. His deep experience aligning HR strategy and programs with organizational goals will be a great asset to our clients, and will support FMG Leading’s commitment to pre-eminence in the human capital advisory industry,” said FMG Leading CEO Dr. Matt Brubaker.

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Dr. Mark Gasta

Mark brings over 25 years of C-Suite and corporate experience to his role as the leader of FMG Leading's hospitality practice.

As hospitality organizations continue to evolve, FMG Leading will remain at the leading edge, partnering with visionary executives to build high-performing organizations with a focus on leader, team and culture performance. To learn more about how FMG Leading clients create breakthrough results in hospitality and other industries, visit: or call (714) 628-2900.

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