Cleo Mills has been named the operations manager for the Lhtako Quesnel 2024 BC Winter Games.
“Each Games hires an operations manager as their key employee for a period of about eight months,” said Games spokesperson Amy Reid. “Mills will support the board of directors in their preparations to make the Lhtako Quesnel 2024 BC Winter Games an event to remember. Additional support staff will be brought onto the team in the months leading up to the Games, as well as up to 2,000 volunteers, working to make the Games a success.”
Mills grew up in Quesnel and has a degree in Commerce, with a major in Marketing and minor in Management. She brings project management and marketing experience to the role.
“My interest in the Games stemmed from the fact that I was looking to apply the skills that I’ve gained over the past few years and participate in a Quesnel-based project as a way to contribute to the community,” Mills said.
Games president Brian Balkwill said this was a demanding job needing a diverse skill-set. “We’re lucky to have found Cleo. She is already proving to be well-organized, versatile, and quick to learn how to support the needs of each of our directors.”
From Feb. 22-25, Lhtako Dene Nation will host more than 1,800 athletes, coaches and officials from all over B.C. in addition to family and friends who attend as supporters and spectators.