At the last Town Council meeting and in writing to employees, Mammoth Mountain CEO Rusty Gregory talked about how Mammoth and June Lake have struggled, how the financial meltdown and recession have hurt, and how the worst droughts in the region’s history have caused lost jobs and businesses. He said while he will remain CEO, a new six-member leadership team will take over operations and business duties at the Ski Area. Gregory will hold an employee meeting and introduce the new team on Wednesday.
In a memo to employees, Gregory had laid out the woes of recent years and what he says is the need for “new vision and bold action.” He called it a time to “pass the baton to a new generation of leaders who dare to have this vision and possess the audacity to take the big risk, the guts to change the old ways and the energy to do the hard work to transform the opportunities of the future into realities.”
Gregory wrote that he will remain CEO but will step away from ski area operations and other duties. The memo said he will turn his focus on “attracting and deploying the considerable resources required for the company and the community to realize its full potential.” He has been no more specific than that since issuing the memo two weeks ago.
Gregory will introduce the new team to Mammoth Mountain employees in a meeting at 3pm Wednesday. When asked if he will issue information to the public following that meeting, Gregory said he would. Mono Supervisors also confirmed that Gregory planned to introduce his new team at their meeting Tuesday around 3pm during discussion of a recreation corridor and letter to Senator Feinstein.