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07-19-2016 - Airport Names New Board Chairman

Rick Murdock, Vice President of Sales and Casino Marketing for the Eldorado Resort Casino, and Airport Trustee since 2009, has been named the new Chairman of the Reno-Tahoe Airport Authority (RTAA).

Mr. Murdock has an extensive work history with the Eldorado going back to 1981, which he brings to the chairmanship of the nine-member airport board that oversees the operation of the 66th busiest commercial airport in the nation.  Mr. Murdock has served as the Air Service Liaison since 2011, and has a true passion for Air Service. With his assistance, the Air Service Development team has successfully added 11 new flights at Reno-Tahoe International in the past 14 months.

Murdock, appointed by the City of Reno, is looking forward to chairing the board of an entity that plays such a vital role in the community.

“The airport is an essential economic engine for our entire region,” said Murdock. “Without a well-run airport, there would be fewer people our ski slopes, on our casino floors or inside our businesses. From passenger flights to cargo and general aviation, I am looking forward to working with our board, staff and community to enhance all aspects of the airport operation.”

Other Board Officers for Fiscal year 2016-17 include: Andy Wirth, Vice-Chair; Jessica Sferrazza, Secretary; Lisa Gianoli, Treasurer; and members Nat Carasali, Jerry Hall, William “Bill” Eck, Adam R. Mayberry and Jenifer Rose.

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. For more information, visit

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