Navy SEAL Foundation
As CEO of Squaw Valley Ski Holdings, Andy Wirth understands the tourist economy in the Reno-Tahoe area. With Squaw Valley, Wirth has developed a successful, highly-sought resort area. This made him a natural fit for his recent election to chair of the Reno-Tahoe Airport Authority Board.
Along with other new members, Andy Wirth hopes to spark new ideas to further develop the airport and support local ski and tourist accommodations.
Andy Wirth’s role at Squaw Valley should give him considerable insight into his new responsibilities. He has already developed a ski resort that is popular worldwide. The Airport Board is a key element in drawing tourists. One of its primary tasks is identifying new opportunities for generating more flights and tourism in the area.
Regional business stakeholders make up the nine-person board, and Wirth’s historic role on the board and as a prominent local leader give him unique insight into regional needs. Learn more about Andy Wirth: http://www.cbs.com/shows/undercover_boss/photos/1000242/season-4-episode-11-sqauw-valley/
This is not Wirth’s first venture into development of something he is passionate about. After a skydiving injury, Andy Wirth created a team, Wounded Warrior Support, to participate in athletic events, such as the 2015 Ironman Lake Tahoe, to benefit charity.
His team competes to raise money for the Navy SEAL Foundation, an organization that assists special operations teams and their families. Wirth has also shown a strong commitment to responsible environmental development and preservation.
Andy Wirth has served as a liaison between the Reno and Lake Tahoe regions since he joined the board in 2013. He’s already been credited with the development of significant new flights to the area from JFK Airport and Quebec. Stakeholders are confident that Wirth’s experience will give him a strong foundation for further regional development.
As chairman, he hopes to draw more vital tourism to the region’s thriving businesses by identifying available markets and exploring growth incentives.