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Derek Gibbs Joins the Mt. Hood Meadows Team as Chief Financial Officer

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Derek Gibbs CFO at Mt. Hood Meadows(Mt. Hood, OR - December 12, 2022) — Mt. Hood Meadows has hired Derek Gibbs as its new Chief Financial Officer. A graduate of the University of Southern California, Derek received his MBA from Portland State University and recently relocated to White Salmon, WA, to be closer to his outdoor pursuits. 

Derek has been a CFO in the health care industry in Oregon and California for more than 25 years and has a tremendous background in helping companies grow and work through challenging situations, according to General Manager Greg Pack. “Derek brings an ideal combination of skill sets to help take our company to the next level. We are excited to take this next step in growing our company and expanding our year-round business and know that his skills and passion will help get us there.”

Derek is a lifelong skier and his passion for outdoor sports include mountain biking and kiteboarding which attracted him and his wife Suzanne to the Gorge. Derek recounts that one of their first dates was discovering Cooper Spur Ski Area almost 30 years ago which has always left a good impression. Derek says there are parallels between the recreation and health care industries, explaining, “My career in health care wasn’t just about crunching numbers - it was about relationships and people. I was involved with community health and wellness programs and other preventative health care initiatives to advocate living healthy lives. Joining the Meadows Team is totally aligned with my professional career and personal passions.”


Welcome Derek!

Derek talked with VP of Sales and Marketing Dave Tragethon in early December and he talked about the similarities between the health care and recreation industries.