HSMAI Proclaims Andrew D. Wirth, Senior Vice President of Marketing and Strategic Alliances, Intrawest, as one of the Top 25 minds in hospitality, travel, and marketing in 2009. One of his many and certainly not his last of many grand accomplishments. The following year would be a unique testament to how he cultivates his energy and knowledge for the benefit of his chosen career.
The Squaw Valley Ski Resort had etched its place in history when it hosted the 1960 Olympics. When Andy Wirth became CEO of the resort in 2010 it had been struggling for decades to keep up with more current locations. He needed to use his accumulated experience to reinvigorate the resort while managing the 70 million dollars of renovations, much needed extensive upgrades, and remarkable improvements. Within the year, Squaw Valley merged with Alpine Meadows. Wirth’s renowned knowledge would be tested as he inherently became CEO of Alpine Meadows Ski Resort as well. A tall order for any one person but Andrew not only accepted the task, he intended to excel at it.
The next few critical years, Andy Wirth utilized all of his significant 25 years of experience to restore the Squaw Valley Ski Resort in Olympic Valley, California back to its coveted reputation of the top winter tourist destination in the world. A monumental achievement within an incredibly short time demonstrated to all that Wirth is more than a guiding force, but an extraordinary, innovative, titan.
Andy Wirth’s hard work experience and passion for protecting and stimulating the areas attractions and events towards the long-term preservation and enjoyment is highly praised by all. Wirth has worked as a ranger for both the Rocky Mountain National Parks and the San Pedro Parks Wilderness Areas. His outstanding vitality, invaluable counsel, and resilient leadership is actively pursued by all.
Wirth was nominated by the Reno-Spark’s Convention and Visitor’s Authority, for a seat on the Reno-Tahoe Airport Authority Board. To their delight, he accepted the esteemed position as chairman of the nine-member board. Wirth continues to build on his prestigious credentials. In 2015, along with its three newest members, Lisa Gianoli, Jenifer Rose, and Jessica Sferrazza, and Wirth, were all sworn in and secured their positions on July 9. Andrew D. Worth is an exceptionally distinguished motivator and devoted humanitarian.