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POWDR Names New Mt. Bachelor GM

BEND, OR -- John Merriman has been named President and General Manager of Mt. Bachelor, parent company POWDR announced Tuesday. Merriman is currently VP of FInance and Sales at Copper Mountain Resort in Colorado - one of the largest ski resorts in North America.

He replaces interim GM Brian Dobias, who stepped in after the sudden departure of John McLeod in February.

“John is the perfect individual to assume this key leadership role for us at Mt. Bachelor, bringing with him key attributes that will make the whole team at the resort successful. Working with him for the past seven years, I know him to be a people-first leader who has proven experience developing high performing teams, forming successful business partnerships across organizations, and inspiring the highest caliber of customer service,” Justin Sibley, CEO of POWDR, said in a statement. “I am thrilled he accepted this role, and our team will support his transition and success however we can.” 

Merriman officially starts May 22nd. The resort is scheduled to close for the season on May 28th.

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