Board of Trustees

Board of Trustees

The Reno-Tahoe Airport Authority Board of Trustees consists of nine members appointed by the City of Reno, City of Sparks, Washoe County and the Reno-Sparks Convention and Visitors Authority. Each Trustee brings a comprehensive history of community service to the board combined with a wide range of business expertise.

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Rick Murdock, Chairman
Vice President of Sales and Casino Marketing for the Eldorado Hotel Casino since 1999.  Mr. Murdock has an extensive work history with the Eldorado going back to 1981.  His community involvement includes the Junior Diabetes Research Foundation, Northern Nevada Italian Association, the Boys and Girls Club, Sage Ridge School, Ronald McDonald House Charities, Renown and the University of Nevada.  Appointed by the City of Reno, Trustee since 2009.


Andy Wirth, Vice Chairman
Andy Wirth is President and CEO of Squaw Valley Holdings, LLC and has more than 25 years in the mountain resort and management industry. He came to Squaw from Vancouver’s Intrawest ULC where he served as Chief Marketing Officer and Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing. Prior to the ski industry, he was a backcountry ranger in Rocky Mountain National Park and a wildland firefighter. He currently serves as Chairman and President of Lake Tahoe Winter Olympic Committee Board of Directors and a member of the Board of Directors for the Tahoe Fund, the Board of Directors of the Tahoe Truckee Community Foundation, the Board of Directors of the Friends of Squaw Creek. He was appointed by the Reno Sparks Convention and Visitors Bureau in July, 2013.

Jessica Sferrazza, Secretary
Ms. Sferrazza is the founder of a state-wide company, JESSCONVLLC, where she serves as a consultant to various local businesses.  From 2000 to 2012, she served the community as a City of Reno Councilwoman, and is a past City Council liaison to the Reno-Tahoe Airport Authority.  During Sferrazza's 12-year tenure on the City Council, she worked to revitalize downtown, helped to consolidate the regional animal shelter and initiated a neighborhood plan for the Midtown District.  Appointed by the City of Reno, Trustee since 2015.

Lisa Gianoli, Treasurer
Ms. Gianoli owns a government relations consulting firm and represents local government on legislative issues.  She served for more than a decade as a Financial Analyst and Budget Manager for Washoe County, and during that time, participated in multiple committees while representing the County on fiscal issues at the Nevada Legislature.  Appointed by Washoe County, Trustee since 2015.


Nat Carasali
Nat Carasali is a Founding Partner of Peppermill Casinos, Inc. He has served on the Board of the Reno Sparks Convention and Visitors Authority, the Nevada Athletic Commission and the Reno Citizens Advisory Board for Reno Redevelopment District II.  He served in the United States Marine Corps and holds a Bachelor’s Degree from San Jose State University. He was appointed to the Airport Authority Board of Trustees by the Washoe County Commission in July, 2013.


Shaun Carey
Shaun Carey served as the Sparks City Manager for 14 years and spent more than three decades in public service. In 2016 Mr. Carey was instrumental in helping pass ballot measure WC 1 and participated as a member of the citizen-led coalition and Chair of the Public Schools Overcrowding and Repair Needs Committee. He holds a civil engineering degree from the University of Nevada, Reno and is a retired licensed Professional Engineer in Nevada, California and Colorado. He was appointed to the Airport Authority Board of Trustees by the City of Sparks in April 2017.


William "Bill" Eck
Mr. Eck is the owner of Heavy Lift International in Sparks, Nevada.  He has served on the Board of the Reno Air Racing Association (RARA) since 1985 and is the Chairman of the RARA Operations Committee.  Mr. Eck was named the RARA Person of the Year in 2002.  Appointed by the City of Sparks, Trustee since 2009.

Jerry Hall
Mr. Hall served as the Executive Director of the Regional Transportation Commission for 18 1/2 years, is a registered Civil Engineer (inactive) and has worked as a civil engineering and management consultant. Mr. Hall is a dedicated Rotarian and has served as Rotary International Director (2005-2007) and Vice President in 2006-2007. Mr. Hall's community involvement includes the YMCA, United Way, Reno Philharmonic and the Washoe County District Board of Health. Appointed by the City of Reno, Trustee since 2009.


Jenifer Rose
Ms. Rose is the CEO of It's My Community Store, a business to business office supply company that provides customers a way to give back to local charities.  Ms. Rose is also the host of Plush Life, a local television show featuring regional products and events.  As an entrepreneur for more than 15 years, Rose is committed to promoting northern Nevada and looking forward to contributing to the airport board.  Ms. Rose is a member of the Organizational Effectiveness Committee for Washoe County.  Appointed by the City of Reno, Trustee since 2015.

Marily M. Mora, A.A.E., President/CEO
Marily Mora, is the President/CEO for the Reno-Tahoe Airport Authority, and is responsible for leading and directing the Reno-Tahoe International Airport (RNO), and the Reno-Stead Airport (RTS), with an operating budget of $46 million. Formerly the Assistant Director of Aviation for Oakland International Airport, Ms. Mora became the CEO of the Reno-Tahoe Airport Authority on July 1, 2013, following an extensive nationwide search. Mora brings 27 years of airport management experience from three international airports including San Jose, Oakland and Reno-Tahoe International where she served as Chief Operating officer for 12 years before moving to Oakland in 2011. Marily Mora is a true aviation professional and is leading both Reno-Tahoe International and Reno-Stead Airports in to the future.


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