Carrig, Wirth join Reno Tahoe Winter Games Coalition Board of Directors
Andy Wirth, president and CEO of Squaw Valley and Alpine Meadows resorts, and Vail Resorts co-president Blaise T. Carrig have been elected to the Reno Tahoe Winter Games Coalition’s Board of Directors, according to a Wednesday press release.
“I am proud to welcome these two fine representatives of the ski industry to become part of a dedicated coalition of leading Nevada and California citizens who are committed to building on the 1960 Olympic legacy,” said RTWGC Chairman and Nevada Lieutenant Governor Brian Krolicki in the release. “Their experience and passion will most certainly help us reach our mission to bring the Games back to the region.”
Wirth came to Squaw Valley in August 2010 from Vancouver-based Intrawest ULC, where he served as the company’s chief marketing officer and executive vice president of sales and marketing. He has more than 25 years in the mountain resort and hospitality management industry and, through executive positions with different ownership groups and parent companies, has worked with more than 21 resort operating companies across North America.
Wirth has extensive experience in all facets of competitive ski and snowboarding events, having chaired a number of World Cup events, and serves on the board of directors for the Tahoe Truckee Community Foundation, the Tahoe Fund, North Lake Tahoe Resort Association and the Friends of Squaw Creek.
“Andy’s enthusiasm for the Reno-Tahoe Winter Games’ vision and his passion and energy to work on key elements of the project are critical to our success,” said Krolicki.
Carrig was appointed co-president of Vail Resorts in 2008 after serving as executive vice president and CEO of Heavenly Mountain Resort. His resort experience goes back to his position as president and managing director for The Canyons in Park City, Utah (2002), and managing director of Sugarbush Resort in Warren, Vt. (1996).
His Board service includes seats on the Vermont Ski Area Association, Ski Utah and currently on the National Ski Areas Association. His ties to Nevada are linked to his seats on the Tahoe Baikal Institute Board and the Nevada Commission on Tourism.
“It is with great appreciation that we welcome Blaise back to the RTWGC Board,” said Krolicki. “Vail’s ownership of both Heavenly Mountain Resort and Northstar brings a new and exciting dynamic to our planning.”
The RTWGC Board of Directors roster of 32 members includes five Olympians: Jeff Hamilton, Daron Rahlves, Limin Liu, Andy Gabel and Tamara McKinney. Krolicki serves as chairman of the board, with Hawley Maclean (Nev.) and Jim Hartley (Calif.) each serving as vice-chairs. Jon Killoran is the RTWGC’s CEO, managing operations from the organization’s Reno headquarters.
Formed in 2003 as a 501©(3) non- profit organization, the RTWGC mission is to promote the Olympic Movement throughout Reno-Tahoe by hosting, facilitating and embracing competitions and events showcasing the region’s ability to be a premiere sports destination.
For more information visit http://www.renotahoewintergames.org.
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