The Chairman’s Outstanding Service Award from the Reno-Tahoe Airport Authority was given to Squaw Valley President and CEO Andy Wirth this week.
John Wagnon, a fellow ski industry executive, presented the honor. Wagnon is vice president of sales and marketing for Vail Resorts, Inc. and immediate past chairman of the Authority.
Wagnon said the award was given because of Wirth’s “ability to understand not only the ski market, but also the important role air service plays in sustaining the ski industry.”
"When I arrived in the region and contacted the airport, it was immediately clear that this was a highly professional and effectively run airport,” Wirth said in accepting the award. “It has been my pleasure to offer my air service background to partner with the region and to work with the great leadership here among the airport board and staff.”
Photo: Andy Wirth (left), John Wagnon (right). Courtesy Squaw Valley.