The Reno-Tahoe Airport Authority Board is proud to have Andy Wirth as one of their newest board members. They feel that Andy will bring many new ideas to his position with the board. Andy was named one of the top 25 minds in hospitality marketing and advertising by Hospitality Sales and Marketing Association International for his marketing as CEO at Squaw Valley, a position that he assumed after an illustrative career at Steamboat Springs Ski Resort.
Andy is from West Germany. He received his education at Colorado University and at Edinburgh University in Scotland. His international travel experience should be a real asset to the board, as he can share ideas about what other airports are doing successfully.
As CEO at Squaw Valley, Andy has successfully turned the ski resort around to become one of the top ski resorts in North America. Some of the biggest changes have come in the area of improving traffic in the resort’s area. Squaw Valley provides over $125,000 for regional transit initiatives. The resort also has offered to assist with funding to alleviate congestion. Closer to home, the resort operates a shuttle between the Squaw Valley and Alpine Meadows helping to alleviate traffic congestion in the area. Furthermore, they pick up their employees in a shuttle and bring them to work. The resort also offers free premium parking to drivers who have more than four people in their vehicles.
Andy’s commitment to the community is outstanding. The airport authority is glad that he is aboard and looks forward to hearing his awesome ideas for the region. Since he already runs the fourth largest corporation in his area, we are thrilled that he would take time to serve on the board. A short visit with Andy Wirth not only shows that he has a strong business mind but also that he has a strong love for the region that he first visited as a child.