Andy Wirth, President and CEO of Squaw Valley Holdings, parent company of Squaw Valley Resort and Alpine Meadows Resort in Olympic Valley, California has wasted no time moving forward with a vision for growth and development of the area since his appointment in 2010.
He was appointed President and CEO of Squaw Valley Ski Resort, but the following year facilitated a merger of the two resorts. Wirth has overseen major renovations at Squaw Valley and has put great effort into making the resort top notch in terms of customer satisfaction. This effort has paid off as the area has catapulted into the top twenty percent of tourist destinations in the world.
In 2015, Andy Wirth was appointed chair of the Reno-Tahoe Airport Authority Board. Realizing the importance of air service to the resort economy, he set out to attract more flights to the area. He was very instrumental in enhancing air travel to and from the area, which also played a significant role the region’s rise in tourism.
In January 2016, Wirth was elected Chairman and President of Reno-Tahoe Regional Air Service Corporation, a role that once again provided him the opportunity to bolster economic growth through air service and airport development.
2013 proved very eventful for Andy Wirth. In March of 2013 he was featured on Undercover Boss (CBS). He went undercover at the Squaw and Alpine Meadows Resorts and taught a snowboarding class for children.
Andy Wirth could have easily bled to death or gone into shock but he remained positive. His arm was reattached, but he was hospitalized for almost 3 months and underwent many surgeries before he was able to return to work in Squaw Valley.
Soon after his return to work, Wirth met some Navy SEALs who were training in the area. They became friends and formed an team called Special Warfare Warrior IronMan Team. Learn more about Andy Wirth: http://www.bloomberg.com/research/stocks/private/person.asp?personId=36030954&privcapId=7911768
The team raises money for the Navy SEAL Foundation. Wirth says the men on the team have been the inspiration he needed for recovery.