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Reno-Tahoe Airport Authority Swears In New Board

The Reno-Tahoe Airport Authority has sworn in four new board members and named its new chairman.

John S. Wagnon, the new board chairman, is vice president of sales and resort marketing for Vail Resorts Inc. and Heavenly Mountain Resort, is the president of Ski Lake Tahoe, and has served on the boards of the Lake Tahoe Visitors Authority and the California Travel Industry Association. He was appointed Reno-Sparks Convention & Visitors Authority and has been an airport trustee since 2005.

Kosta Arger is a cardiologist with Sierra Cardiology Associates in Reno, co-owner of Arger Martucci Vineyards Winery and owner of Odyssey Vineyards in Napa Valley, Calif. He serves on the National Board of Advisors for the
University of California at Davis, on the board of directors of the Renown
Regional Medical Center Health System and is the President of the Nevada
Wine Association. He was appointed to the board by the city of Reno.

The CEO of Northern Nevada Medical Center, Mark Crawford was appointed by Washoe County. He is a board member of the Regional Emergency Medical Services Authority, the American Heart Association and the Northern Nevada Chamber of Commerce. He is also a member of the American College of Healthcare Executives, Western Industrial Nevada and the Economic Development Authority of Western Nevada. He has been an active pilot for more than 15 years.
Steve Katzmann is a commercial pilot with ratings in helicopters and airplanes. He
is a former Army officer, Airborne Ranger and helicopter pilot. He worked with
Lear Fan Corp. in Reno and is a member of Rotary International and past
president of the Auburn, Calif., Rotary Club. In addition he is 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. He is appointed by the city of Reno.

Adam R. Mayberry is the community/government relations manager for the city, which appointed him to the board.  He was the communications director for U.S. Rep. Jon Porter and served as the public affairs manager for Reno-Tahoe International (RNO).
Mayberry is a licensed pilot and an Accredited Airport Executive.  

In other RNO news…

The Air Transport Research Society has named RNO the second most-efficient airport in the United States and Canada.

It is the third time in six years the airport has been listed in the top five most-efficient airports, ranking higher than larger West Coast airports. It was most recently ranked in 2010 for American and Canadian airports with fewer than 15 million passengers.

“This award helps demonstrate to our community that Reno-Tahoe International
is one of the finest run airports in the nation,” says Krys Bart, president and CEO of
the Reno-Tahoe Airport Authority. “It is a tribute to the dedication of the staff and
board to financially operate an airport that can be a model for other communities
across the United States and Canada.”

The ATRS is a Canadian-based academic research organization that analyzes and
ranks airports worldwide.