Mammoth Mountain Veteran & Senior Executive Pam Murphy Leaves Resort After 40 Years
Pam Murphy, Mammoth Mountain‘s senior vice president, has announced plans to leave her position after 40 years working with the company, and 16 years in her current role with the California resort. Murphy played a crucial role in spearheading and developing the resort’s PR and marketing department in the 1970s. Here’s more on Pam’s history with Mammoth:
PRESS RELEASE – MAMMOTH MOUNTAIN, CA – Mammoth Mountain Ski Area executive Pam Murphy shared with employees today that she is moving on from the company.
“After 40 years with Mammoth Mountain I am moving on to spend more time enjoying life. To say I have loved my time here would be an understatement. I’ve had opportunities most can only dream of, made lifelong friends, and learned countless lessons from my co-workers. I am forever grateful for the opportunities given to me by Dave McCoy and Rusty Gregory and am proud to have worked alongside the best in the industry for so many years,” said Murphy.
Mammoth Mountain CEO Rusty Gregory commented, “As Pam’s close friend of 30 years I couldn’t be more excited for her as she transitions to the next phase of her life and to many new adventures ahead. As Mammoth Mountain’s CEO I hate to see her long career with the company come to an end. Pam’s unique blend of leadership and management skills combined with her years of operating experience have been instrumental in Mammoth’s growth and success. She will be impossible to replace. We love her and we will miss the passion and electricity she brought to the mountain.”
Murphy’s departure marks the end of an era for Mammoth Mountain. Since 1973 Murphy has been a literal force of nature at the California resort. Shortly after taking her first job in the ticket office, she saw a need to prioritize and organize company communication, so she worked with Evan Russell to begin the company’s first marketing and PR department. She quickly rose through the ranks to Vice President of Marketing and Sales and in 1998, Mammoth CEO Rusty Gregory tapped Murphy with a new role in operations as General Manager. With that move, she became the first female General Manager for a major ski resort in the country.
Murphy served on Mammoth’s senior management team for nearly twenty years and in her tenure has overseen many divisions including resort operations, retail, rental, ticket sales, ski and snowboard school, events, hospitality, planning, sponsorships and more. Murphy worked closely with the Town of Mammoth, the environmental community and the FAA and was instrumental in bringing air service to the area. She played a key role in planning and developing Mammoth’s world famous terrain parks and youth action marketing, thereby opening new growth opportunities for the resort. She is also credited with bringing large scale events like Women’s World Cup ski races to Mammoth. Additionally, Murphy led major construction projects including the remodel of McCoy Station, Top of the Sierra, and many other resort development projects.
Greg Dallas, Mammoth Mountain’s Chief Operating Officer is working on plans to fill the roles left by Murphy.
About Mammoth Mountain
Mammoth Mountain Ski Area is the leading four-season mountain resort in California. With 1.3 million annual skier visits, Mammoth Mountain is currently the third most frequented ski resort in the United States. Owing to its unique terrain and commitment to athlete progression, Mammoth is also proud to be an official USSA training ground. The company owns and operates a variety of resort businesses including recreation, hospitality, real estate development, food and beverage and retail. Specific businesses owned and operated by Mammoth Mountain include Mammoth Mountain Ski Area, June Mountain, Tamarack Lodge and Resort, Mammoth Snowmobile Adventures, Mammoth Mountain Bike Park and the Mammoth Mountain Inn. Mammoth Mountain also operates Juniper Springs Resort, the Village Lodge and Sierra Star Golf Course in Mammoth Lakes, California. For more information on Mammoth Mountain, visit MammothMountain.com or call 800.MAMMOTH.