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RELEASE – Reno-Tahoe Airport CEO Marily Mora to Retire June 30

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Board will conduct national search to select new leader

RENO, NV – The Reno-Tahoe Airport Authority (RTAA) Board will conduct a national search to hire a new President/CEO for the 66th busiest airport in the nation in the wake of current President/CEO Marily Mora’s November announcement that she will retire June 30.

In a special meeting today, the RTAA Board unanimously voted to conduct a national search to replace Mora.  She has served as President/CEO for 6.5 years.  Mora has helped lead an air service renaissance since she was named CEO in July, 2013.  During the economic downturn and before her hiring, RNO lost 36 percent of its flights.  Over the past six years, Mora has rebuilt the air service schedule.  Major flights added during her tenure include JetBlue to New York, Volaris to Guadalajara, Mexico and daily service to Atlanta. Today, RNO serves 4.5 million passengers per year.

Prior to serving as CEO, Mora was the Assistant Director of Aviation for Oakland International Airport and served as Chief Operating Officer at RNO for 12 years before moving to Oakland in 2011. Mora also spent 11 years at Mineta San Jose International Airport.

“It has been an honor and privilege to serve as CEO of the Reno-Tahoe Airport Authority,” Mora said.  “I am most proud of the organizational culture we have created and how we move our customers through clean, safe and secure facilities.  We have added excellent air service and taken a leadership role in the Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) industry.”

Mora said working with a talented Board of Trustees and staff to enhance both RNO and Reno-Stead has been a pleasure.  But the time is right for a new CEO to guide the airport through the implementation of a 20-year Master Plan that will improve parking, concourses and ticketing. 

“It’s the perfect time to hand over the controls to a new CEO to lead our growing airport into the next decade,” Mora said.

A timetable and details of the search process will be worked out in the coming weeks.

A photo of Ms. Mora is attached to this release.


The Reno-Tahoe Airport Authority receives no state or local funding. All operating revenues are derived from tenant and concession fees. The Reno-Tahoe International Airport (RNO) is the 66th busiest commercial airport in the United States, with more than 4.2 million passengers per year. For more details, visit