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Andy Wirth joins Reno Airport board as Chairman

As reported in the Sierra Sun — The Reno Airport Authority Board has been given a major shakeup as the transport hub looks to expand into the future and improve its facilities for travelers and airlines alike, The Sierra Sun reports. Alongside the three new board members who were announced recently a new chairman of the board has also been installed in the form of Squaw Valley Ski Resort CEO Andy Wirth. The nine member Reno Airport Authority Board will seek to enhance the reputation and facilities offered by using the experience of Wirth and the new board members, who all have experience in bringing major airlines to different areas of North America.

Andy Wirth has been a major part of the recent development of the Reno area as a summer and winter sports resort following his appointment to the board of the Reno Sparks Convention and Visitors Authority in 2013. The growth of the airport is seen as important to the future tourism industry in the region, which Wirth has recently referred to as the gateway to Lake Tahoe. 

Developing major airline links to the Reno region is the next step in the development of the area and is designed to ensure the future of resorts like Squaw Valley and Alpine Meadows. In his previous roles in the tourism industry Wirth has been instrumental in securing the arrival of major airlines to regions of Utah, Colorado and Canada. As an expert in international resort management for some of the top vacation providers in the world, Andy Wirth is determined to bring the top airlines and travel providers to the Reno region through his work with the Reno Airport Authority Board.