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Board of Trustees

The Reno-Tahoe Airport Authority Board of Trustees consists of nine members appointed by the City of Reno, City of Sparks, Washoe County and the Reno-Sparks Convention and Visitors Authority. Each Trustee brings a comprehensive history of community service to the board combined with a wide range of business expertise.

Nat Carasali, Chairman
Nat Carasali is a Founding Partner of Peppermill Casinos, Inc. He has served on the Board of the Reno Sparks Convention and Visitors Authority, the Nevada Athletic Commission and the Reno Citizens Advisory Board for Reno Redevelopment District II.  He served in the United States Marine Corps and holds a Bachelor’s Degree from San Jose State University. He was appointed to the Airport Authority Board of Trustees by the Washoe County Commission in July, 2013.

Andy Wirth, Vice Chairman
Andy Wirth is President and CEO of Squaw Valley Holdings, LLC and has more than 25 years in the mountain resort and management industry. He came to Squaw from Vancouver’s Intrawest ULC where he served as Chief Marketing Officer and Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing. Prior to the ski industry, he was a backcountry ranger in Rocky Mountain National Park and a wildland firefighter. He currently serves as Chairman and President of Lake Tahoe Winter Olympic Committee Board of Directors and a member of the Board of Directors for the Tahoe Fund, the Board of Directors of the Tahoe Truckee Community Foundation, the Board of Directors of the Friends of Squaw Creek. He was appointed my the Reno Sparks Convention and Visitors Bureau in July, 2013.

Rick Murdock, Secretary
Vice President of Sales and Casino Marketing for the Eldorado Hotel Casino since 1999.  Mr. Murdock has an extensive work history with the Eldorado going back to 1981.  His community involvement includes the Junior Diabetes Research Foundation, Northern Nevada Italian Association, the Boys and Girls Club, Sage Ridge School, Ronald McDonald House Charities, Renown and the University of Nevada.  Appointed by the City of Reno, Trustee since 2009.

Kosta Arger, M.D., Treasurer
Dr. Arger is a heart surgeon with Sierra Cardiology Associates in Reno, and is the co-owner of Arger-Martucci Vineyards Winery and the owner of Odyssey Vineyards in Napa Valley, California. He earned his medical degree from the University of Washington and serves on the National Board of Advisors for the University of California at Davis. He is also on the Board of Directors of the Renown Regional Medical Center Health System. Dr. Arger is the President of the Nevada Wine Association and hosts his own healthy cooking show on local TV.  Appointed by the City of Reno, Trustee since 2011.

William "Bill" Eck
Mr. Eck is the owner of Heavy Lift International in Sparks, Nevada.  He has served on the Board of the Reno Air Racing Association (RARA) since 1985 and is the Chairman of the RARA Operations Committee.  Mr. Eck was named the RARA Person of the Year in 2002.  Appointed by the City of Sparks, Trustee since 2009.

Jerry Hall
Mr. Hall served as the Executive Director of the Regional Transportation Commission for 18 1/2 years, is a registered Civil Engineer (inactive) and has worked as a civil engineering and management consultant. Mr. Hall is a dedicated Rotarian and has served as Rotary International Director (2005-2007) and Vice President in 2006-2007. Mr. Hall's community involvement includes the YMCA, United Way, Reno Philharmonic and the Washoe County District Board of Health. Appointed by the City of Reno, Trustee since 2009.

Steve Katzmann
Mr. Katzmann is a Commercial Pilot with ratings in Helicopters and Airplanes. He is a former US Army Officer, Airborne Ranger and Helicopter Pilot. He worked with Lear Fan Corporation in Reno and is a member of Rotary International and Past President of the Auburn, California Rotary Club.  Mr. Katzmann is also a member of the Quiet Birdmen in Reno and serves on the Advisory Group to the Nevada Military Support Alliance. He recently retired from the position of CEO of the Dolan Automotive Group.  Appointed by the City of Reno, Trustee since 2011.

Robert Larkin
Robert Larkin, the Northern Nevada Campus Director of the University of Phoenix, has more than 20 years of experience in private business and public service. He is the former owner of RS Industries and has been a general aviation pilot since 1978 and is a Certified Flight Instructor. He has served on numerous boards and commissions in Northern Nevada including the Washoe County Commission, Reno Sparks Convention and Visitors Authority, the Regional Transportation Commission and many more. He holds degrees from the University of Nevada, Michigan State University and a Doctorate from the University of Phoenix. He was appointed by the Washoe County Commission in July, 2013. 

Adam R. Mayberry
Mr. Mayberry is the Community/Government Relations Manager for the City of Sparks, Mr. Mayberry has more than 20 years as a public relations professional. He was the Communications Director for U.S. Representative Jon Porter and served as the Public Affairs Manager for Reno-Tahoe International Airport. He holds a Bachelors Degree in Aviation Business Administration from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University and a Masters Degree in Political Science from the University of Nevada. Mr. Mayberry is a licensed pilot and an Accredited Airport Executive.  Appointed by the City of Sparks, Trustee since 2011.

Marily M. Mora, A.A.E., President/CEO
Marily Mora, is the President/CEO for the Reno-Tahoe Airport Authority, and is responsible for leading and directing the Reno-Tahoe International Airport (RNO), and the Reno-Stead Airport (RTS), with an operating budget of $46 million. Formerly the Assistant Director of Aviation for Oakland International Airport, Ms. Mora was recently named the new CEO of the Reno-Tahoe Airport Authority following a five-month long nationwide search. Mora brings 24 years of airport management experience from three international airports including San Jose, Oakland and Reno-Tahoe International where she served as Chief Operating officer for 12 years before moving to Oakland in 2011. Marily Mora is a true aviation professional and is prepared to lead both Reno-Tahoe International and Reno-Stead Airports in to the future.