Edgewood companies names Scharer president and CEO
Edgewood Companies, formerly Park Cattle Company, announced that Chuck Scharer has been named president and chief executive officer. Scharer has served as a member of the board of directors of Edgewood Companies since November 2008.
Scharer replaces Brad Nelson, who resigned earlier this month after serving as Edgewood Companies president and CEO since January 2007.
A veteran of the hotel/casino industry, Scharer completed an 18-year career with Harveys Casino Resorts prior to joining Edgewood Companies. He served as president and chief executive officer from 1995 until his retirement in January 2001, and as chief financial officer from 1988 to 1995.
“Where ever I go people are familiar with the Edgewood name and associate it with excellence,” Scharer said. “To now be a part of the Edgewood team is a great honor and I am very enthusiastic about what the future has in store for our customers, for our employees, for our communities and for our shareholders.”
Since leaving Harveys, Scharer has been active with several organizations. From July 2001 to January 2010, he served as a member of the board of directors of Monarch Casino & Resort, Inc., the parent company of the Atlantis Casino Resort in Reno, and sits on the board of directors of Barton Memorial Hospital. Scharer is also a member of the Nevada Commission on Tourism for three terms, appointed by former Gov. Kenny Guinn in 1999.
“Edgewood Tahoe has a history of excellence, thanks to strong leadership, a committed staff and the legacy of service and commitment to community started by the Park family over 100 years ago,” said Steve Johnson, chairman of Edgewood Companies. “Chuck was appointed president and CEO because he has a proven track record and already has a vested interest in the success of the company as a current board member. The Edgewood community is thrilled to have him at our helm.”
Scharer, a certified public account, earned his bachelor’s degree of science in business administration from San Jose State University in San Jose, Calif. He and his wife of 22 years, Sue, live in Zephyr Cove with their daughter, Emily, who attends college in Arizona.