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RELEASE – Reno-Tahoe Airport Authority Welcomes Mark Berg as New Chief Commercial Officer

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RENO, Nev. (June 17, 2024) – Today, the Reno-Tahoe Airport Authority (RTAA) is thrilled to announce the appointment of Mark Berg as its new Chief Commercial Officer. Mark joins the RTAA from Hawaiian Airlines, bringing over two decades of extensive experience in the airline industry. His leadership and expertise will be instrumental as RTAA continues to advance its MoreRNO Infrastructure Program and enhance its commercial operations.

“This national search for a key leadership position was conducted with diligence and careful evaluation to find the right fit for our organization and I am confident that we have found an exceptional leader in Mark,” said Daren Griffin, President/CEO of the Reno-Tahoe Airport Authority. “His expertise and leadership will be invaluable as we continue to move forward with the MoreRNO Infrastructure Program.”

A Proven Leader in Aviation

Mark Berg has a distinguished career in the aviation industry, most recently serving as the Managing Director of Corporate Real Estate at Hawaiian Airlines. In this role, he was responsible for the strategy development and implementation of all aspects of airport and non-airport property management, leasing, design, construction and facility maintenance across Hawaiian Airlines’ global network. Mark managed a sizeable annual operating budget and oversaw multi-year capital programs. Prior to his tenure at Hawaiian Airlines, Mark spent 15 years at Alaska Airlines, where he served as Senior Attorney and Director of Airport Affairs.

“I chose to join the RTAA because of its world-class leadership and a culture dedicated to taking care of its people, business partners and customers,” said Mark Berg Chief Commercial Officer for the Reno-Tahoe Airport Authority. “I look forward to leveraging my experience to continue the momentum the RTAA team has already created.”

The RTAA invites the community and stakeholders to join us in welcoming Mark Berg to the Reno-Tahoe Airport Authority.


The Reno-Tahoe Airport Authority (RTAA) operates two of the most important economic drivers for our region–the Reno-Tahoe International Airport (RNO) and the Reno-Stead Airport (RTS). The RTAA is financially self-sufficient, meaning it is funded through airport operations and not state or local taxes. Ten airlines serve RNO, flying to multiple nonstop destinations throughout the United States and Mexico. For more details, visit