Andy Wirth is a businessman and philanthropist of German decent.His educational background includes attending Colorado State University and earning a Bachelor of Science degree and attending Edinburgh University in Scotland.
Mr. Wirth is the CEO (Chief Executive Officer) for the SVSH (Squaw Valley Ski Holdings), the entity that serves as the umbrella company for the ski resorts at Alpine Meadows and Squaw Valley Ski areas located in the heart of Olympic Valley, California. Under Mr. Wirth’s guidance and vision, Squaw Valley and Alpine Meadows has become a top tourist attraction in the world.
Wirth’s background includes working as a wilderness ranger for RMNP (Rocky Mountain National Parks) and as a wilderness ranger in the SPPWA (San Pedro Parks Wilderness Area). In addition, Wirth is a firefighter and a member of the Northern New Mexico based HSWLFC (Hot Shot Wild Land Fire Crew.)
Andy Wirth also contributes to community and environmental service organizations in the Lake Tahoe area. His interests focus on enhancing the quality of life for all people. His organization memberships include the Tahoe Fund Founder’s Circle, the Humane Society of Tahoe Truckee, the Truckee River Watershed Council and Girls on the run Sierra Chapter. He not only provides financial support, leadership and organizational skills, as well.
The various organizations he supports provide a variety of services such as awarding scholarships and grants in the area of youth development, art and education, and environmental and health and human services in the Lake Tahoe area.
Andy Wirth co-founded the Wounded Warrior Support (WWS) organization. The organization is dedicated to honoring the men of the Navy Seals and the team raises funds for the Navy Seal Foundation. The WWS came about after Wirth experienced a near fatal skydiving accident where his right arm was torn off near his shoulder and surgically attached.
Mr. Wirth has received several professional and community service awards for his work with non-profit organizations. Wirth was named Citizen of the Year by Disabled Sports USA and received the Community Five Award. In 2012, Wirth was recognized by the Reno-Tahoe Airport Authority Board of Trustees with the Chairman’s Outstanding Service Award and in 2009, he was named one of the Top 25 Minds in Travel Sales and Hospitality and Marketing.