President and Chief Executive Officer of Squaw Valley Ski Holdings and Alpine Meadows Andrew Wirth has recently been named the new Chairman of the Reno Tahoe Airport Authority Board of Trustees. He attended Colorado State University where he earned his Bachelors degree, and has since gained several years of experience in the hotel industry.
He began his professional career when he landed an internship opportunity with the Steamboat Resort Corporation in 1986. In 2007, Wirth was promoted to Chief Marketing Executive Officer of Intrawest, the parent company of Steamboat. Read more: Special Warfare Warrior | Andy Wirth’s Fundraiser and Julia Mancuso opinion: My friend Andy Wirth is a good guy
In 2009, Wirth founded the MVP or Mountain Village Partnership. The group was established in efforts to provide more support to local businesses with assistance from Steamboat Corporation. In 2010 Wirth assisted Steamboat with their American WInter Olympics send-off celebration and after nearly thirty years, he left Steamboat to begin his current journey as CEO of Squaw Valley and Alpine Meadows.
With his guidance, the ski resorts underwent an upgrade that totaled more than $60 million. After being placed in the bottom 20 percent for customer service satisfaction at ski resorts for more than one year, the two destination locations saw a significant increase in the satisfaction of their customers and visitors.
Aside from his business expertise, Andrew Wirth is a compassionate and dedicated philanthropist. He is a member of the “founders Circle”, and a major contributor to environmental and community service organizations in the Tahoe community.
According to SteamBoatToday, Andy Wirth was the 2012 recipient of the Chairman Outstanding Service Award, presented by the Reno Airport Authority Board. In 2014 he received his Community Five Award from Disabled Sports USA for his nomination as Citizen of the Year. His contributions to both the world of business and philanthropy have helped so improve the quality of life for all members of the Tahoe community, and create an even better experience for their visitors.