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RELEASE – Trustee Shaun Carey Named Airport Board Chair

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RENO, Nev. – The Reno-Tahoe Airport Authority (RTAA) has named a chairman and two new trustees to serve on the nine-member board that oversees both Reno-Tahoe International (RNO) and Reno-Stead (RTS) airports.

Shaun Carey, appointed by the City of Sparks in April 2017, was named Board Chairman for the second time. Carey served as the Sparks City Manager for 14 years and spent more than three decades in public service. He holds a civil engineering degree from the University of Nevada, Reno and is a retired licensed Professional Engineer in Nevada, California, and Colorado.

“I couldn’t be more excited and grateful for a second opportunity to lead the Board of Trustees and the amazing Reno-Tahoe Airport Authority employee team,” Chairman Carey said. “This year will look very different as airports emerge from the COVID-19 pandemic, but RNO’s air service recovery is thriving thanks to a regional tourism effort with EDAWN, the RSCVA, Chamber of Commerce, and our gaming and ski partners.”

The officers supporting Carey for fiscal year 2021-22 include Vice Chairman Adam Kramer, Secretary Richard Jay and Treasurer Jenifer Rose. Rounding out the nine-member Board are Lisa Gianoli, Art Sperber, Jessica Sferrazza, and Carol Chaplin.

Also sworn in as new members at the July 8 Board of Trustees meeting were Jennifer Cunningham and Kramer. Cunningham has worked in the destination management, hospitality, and casino industries in northern Nevada for more than 30 years and most recently for the Reno-Sparks Convention and Visitors Authority. Kramer is the CEO of Ledger8760, an innovative start-up that tracks real-time energy, emissions, and utility information. He is a globally recognized sustainability leader for his work on corporate sustainability and renewable energy solutions.

Trustees are appointed to the Board by the City of Reno, City of Sparks, Washoe County and the Reno-Sparks Convention and Visitors Authority. RNO has been long known as an economic engine that helps drive the vitality of northern Nevada. The RTAA operates like a business and receives no state or local funding.


The Reno-Tahoe Airport Authority receives no state or local funding. All operating revenues are derived from tenant and concession fees. Twelve airlines serve Reno-Tahoe International Airport (RNO), flying to multiple nonstop destinations throughout the United States and Mexico. For more details, visit