Aaron Kellett Named Whiteface General Manager

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Harvey Harvey
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Aaron Kellett Named Whiteface General Manager

Aaron Kellett Named New General Manager for Whiteface

WILMINGTON, N.Y. – The Olympic Regional Development Authority (ORDA) has named Aaron Kellett the new general manager for Whiteface Ski Center, located in Wilmington, N.Y.  Kellet is replacing Bruce McCulley, who is leaving ORDA and Whiteface to become pastor of his church.
 
Kellett, a 2009 graduate of Plattsburgh State University College, began working at Whiteface in 2000, as a member of the mountain’s terrain park crew.  Five years later, he was promoted to terrain park and half-pipe manager before becoming the assistant general manager to McCulley in 2009.
 
“I have always been impressed with Aaron.  He has a style that combines knowledge and diplomacy that will make him successful at the mountain,” said ORDA president/CEO Ted Blazer.  “Whiteface has an incredible staff and I’m confident that the combination of Aaron at the helm and the wonders that the staff performs, that we all will be in good hands.”
 
“I am extremely honored to accept the new position and excited to help guide Whiteface into the future,” added Kellet. “Being the GM of Whiteface has been a dream of mine since the first time I skied down Cloudspin in the early 90’s. Thanks to everyone that has supported me along the way.”
 
Kellett began skiing at the age of two and started skiing Whiteface in 1992, with his father, Rob, a member of the mountain’s ski patrol.  He also competed internationally in aerials and moguls.
 
Kellett makes his home in Jay, N.Y., where he and his wife, Lindsay, are expecting their first child in late-December.
 
In other news, Lauren Garfield was named Whiteface Mountain’s sales and marketing manager. Previously, she had been employed as the mountain’s group sales manager. Joe Shoemaker took over the position of group sales.
"If it's my mountain, I'm installing a fixed grip and telling the lifties to stuff the beginners into chairs as aggressively as they have to, to keep it going full speed." —Brownski
ScottyJack ScottyJack
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Re: Aaron Kellet Named Whiteface General Manager

I can not begin to tell you how positive this announcement is gonna be!  

AK is a skier!  

Hello more slide access!  Goodbye crusty, grumpy no fun police!!!  

YES!  YES!!

I ride with Crazy Horse!
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Aaron is a great choice. There's no doubt in my mind he will do a fantastic job.
There's truth that lives
And truth that dies
I don't know which
So never mind - Leonard Cohen
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Re: Aaron Kellet Named Whiteface General Manager

LIKE!
ausable skier ausable skier
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Re: Aaron Kellet Named Whiteface General Manager

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How did that happen so fast?  2 weeks ago I had heard from someone that works there that the job had not been posted yet and no interviews had happened.  It seems the way this happened that Aaron was preselected by Bruce to succeed him.
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ausable skier wrote
How did that happen so fast?  2 weeks ago I had heard from someone that works there that the job had not been posted yet and no interviews had happened.  It seems the way this happened that Aaron was preselected by Bruce to succeed him.
do u EVER quit with the silliness?
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ausable skier wrote
How did that happen so fast?  2 weeks ago I had heard from someone that works there that the job had not been posted yet and no interviews had happened.  It seems the way this happened that Aaron was preselected by Bruce to succeed him.
 and it doesnt matter if you interviewed, I can tell by your posts on here you wouldnt have gotten the job!
ausable skier ausable skier
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Re: Aaron Kellet Named Whiteface General Manager

Given that this is a state agency there is a fairly complicated and extensive process that must be gone thru to make a hiring at this level.   Job must be posted for so long, interviews, etc etc - its the state of NY for Gods sake which has many hoops to jump thru before it orders toilet paper much less hire a GM.
ml242 ml242
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Re: Aaron Kellet Named Whiteface General Manager

promoted does not equal hired.
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Re: Aaron Kellet Named Whiteface General Manager

ml242 wrote
promoted does not equal hired.
in terms of state hiring practices they are equal and in fact promotion opportunities are even more important so that other employees are given the equal chance to apply for a posted job and be considered
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