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RELEASE – Reno-Tahoe Airport Authority Selects New CEO

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RENO, Nev. – The Chairman of the Reno-Tahoe Airport Authority Board has announced the
selection of a new CEO for Reno-Tahoe International Airport and Reno-Stead Airport.

“I am pleased to announce the Reno-Tahoe Airport Authority has begun contract
negotiations with Daren Griffin, of Portland, Oregon, to serve as the next President/CEO of
the Reno-Tahoe Airport Authority (RTAA),” Carol Chaplin, Chairman of the RTAA Board of
Trustees, said today. “Following a four month national search, the RTAA selected Griffin, the
current Director of the PDXNext Program at the Port of Portland, as the finalist for this
important position in our community.”

Griffin has been at Portland’s airport for 16 years. He has served as the Interim Director of
Business Properties, the Director of Operations and the General Aviation Manager for the
Port of Portland. He has also served as the State Airports Manager for the State of Oregon
and the Director of Yuma International Airport in Arizona.

When contract negotiations are complete, we will be excited to formally introduce Mr.
Griffin to the community, Chaplin said.

“As we announce our new airport leader, it is important we honor our current CEO, Marily
Mora, for her nearly 20 years of service to the airport, with seven years as CEO,” Chaplin
said. Mora announced her retirement last fall and will leave her position when the new CEO
is in place. During Mora’s tenure as CEO, RNO experienced 57 consecutive months of
passenger growth and added popular flights to New York and Guadalajara as she led the
airport’s complete recovery from the recession.


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 nearly
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