New Mill Creek Vice President Rockell Otero
Mill Creek is thrilled to welcome our new Vice President, Rockell Otero! While Rockell is new to this role, she is not new to Mill Creek, having worked the past 9 years for our parent company, Prairie Band, LLC. Rockell is serving alongside Senior Vice President Jennifer Hansford, who has been with Mill Creek for 12 years.
Rockell Otero is a highly accomplished financial and contracting professional with experience across various industries, including initial outfitting, retail, construction, healthcare, energy services, and government contracting. Within Prairie Band, LLC, Rockell has held several key positions, including Financial Controller, CFO & Secretary, and Project Manager. Her proven track record in these roles has allowed her to gain an in-depth understanding of the organization’s operations. She has made significant contributions to its growth and development. Rockell holds an MBA and a BBA.
Rockell’s New Role as Vice President
In her new role, Rockell focuses on pursuing new business opportunities, establishing relationships with potential clients, attending industry events, and collaborating with marketing and sales teams to generate leads and secure contracts. She develops and implements short-term and long-term strategic plans for the company, setting objectives, goals, and targets to drive growth, profitability, and market share.
Rockell also oversees the daily operations of the company, ensuring projects are executed efficiently and effectively, within budget, and on schedule. This includes monitoring progress, managing resources, addressing challenges, and ensuring compliance with industry standards and regulations. She also implements and enforces quality and safety standards across the organization. Rockell identifies and assesses potential risks and develops strategies to mitigate or manage those risks.
As a skilled relationship builder, Rockell maintains strong relationships with clients, addressing their concerns and ensuring their satisfaction with the company’s work. She provides regular project updates and manages client expectations throughout the project lifecycle. Rockell stays informed about industry trends and advancements in technology, implementing innovative solutions to enhance the company’s processes, efficiency, and competitiveness.
Rockell had the following to say about her new role as Vice President of Mill Creek:
I have a lot to look forward to in my new position. I am excited to have the opportunity to lead and make decisions, work with talented and diverse teams, solve complex problems, innovate, build strong relationships, and make a positive impact on communities!
Some of the key items that will have my attention this first year are:
- Establishing a strong project management system
- Improving quality and safety standards
- Developing and maintaining relationships
- Enhancing operational efficiency
- Attracting and retaining talent
- Fostering innovation and adopting new technology
Outside of Prairie Band, LLC
Outside of her work for Prairie Band, LLC, Rockell is very engaged in the Topeka community. She is treasurer for Junior League of Topeka, a member of Topeka United, a cluster coach for the Topeka Mosaic Partnership, and a graduate of Leadership Greater Topeka, Class of 2020. Rockell and her husband also coach recreational basketball for 5th grade boys. They are working to build a basketball program that offers opportunity to all athletes without barriers.
Combining her passion for leadership, financial expertise, and community service, Rockell brings a unique blend of skills and experience to Mill Creek, LLC as Vice President. We are thrilled to have her on our team.