orda.jpg Wilmington, N.Y. - The Olympic Regional Development Authority (ORDA) has named Bruce McCulley the new General Manager for Whiteface Ski Center, located in Wilmington, N.Y.  McCulley is replacing Jay Rand, who will become the new Executive Director of the New York Ski Educational Foundation (NYSEF) as of September 3. McCulley has worked at Whiteface since 1981. He first started as a lift operator and snowmaker, moving into the supervisory and foreman positions throughout his career. In 1996 McCulley was promoted to Assistant General Manager, a role he held until his appointment as General Manager. "Bruce has shown dedication and leadership at Whiteface earning the respect of his peers and from our patrons using the facilities," said Ted Blazer, ORDA President/CEO. "He is the perfect person to follow in the shoes of Jay and I have complete faith in his abilities to keep Whiteface in the forefront of skiing and riding."  "I am honored to be chosen for this position. I see Whiteface as the centerpiece of this region, and am privileged to work with a great team, which will ensure the future success of the mountain," stated McCulley. "The beauty and stature of Whiteface certainly stand out as our greatest assets, and this combined with the excellent staff is a winning combination. I look forward to the opportunities that lie ahead." McCulley is also involved in community service. He is on the Board of Trustees and Leadership Team at the High Peaks Church in Saranac Lake and has served 17 years as a religious services volunteer in the Federal Bureau of Prisons system at Ray Brook. McCulley lives in Vermontville with his wife Zoe and their son Micah. For more information on ORDA venues and events, and for web cams from five locations, please log on to www.whitefacelakeplacid.com.

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Contact: Stephanie Ryan sryan@orda.org (518) 523-1655