Andy Wirth is the CEO of Squaw Valley Holdings. He was appointed to the position several years ago, and since then, he has worked very hard to ensure that the resort is the best tourist attraction in the world. Read more: Andy Wirth — KCRW and andy wirth | POWDER Magazine
During his tenure as the president, Andy Wirth has faced a lot of challenges. For some years, the Lake Tahoe area did not get enough rains. This affected the performance of the resorts. Small business that depended on the resorts for survival were also affected by the lack of rains.
To make the situation worse, a group of people were asking for the incorporation of Olympic Valley. This led to political instability in the area, and the resorts were affected. Andy Wirth had to spend a lot of money trying to stop the incorporation. The incorporation would have resulted in higher taxes and fewer developments in the area.
This year, things have been working perfectly for Andy Wirth and the communities in Lake Tahoe area. The group of people that wanted the Olympic Valley to be incorporated withdrew their efforts, and mother nature has provided early rains.
The resorts were able to open earlier than usual, and the residents are excited about it.
Recently, Andy Wirth was appointed to be the chairperson of the Reno-Tahoe Airport Authority Board. Andy will be in charge of the nine-member board, and he is expected to bring changes and new ideas. Learn more about Andy Wirth: http://www.sierrasun.com/news/business/17254546-113/squaw-valleys-andy-wirth-appointed-chair-of-reno and https://www.facebook.com/FriendsOfSquawValley/posts/10152191670133708
The appointment was made by the Reno-Sparks Convention and Visitor’s Authority. Andy Wirth has been in the industry for several years, meaning he has the knowledge and expertise needed for the job.