RENO, Nev. (July 9, 2024) – The Reno-Sparks Convention and Visitors Authority (RSCVA) today announced John McGinnes as the Vice President of Sales for Reno Tahoe.

“John’s experience, energy and leadership style make him the ideal candidate to lead the Reno Tahoe sales team,” said Reno Tahoe President and CEO Mike Larragueta. “His ability to bring competitiveness and creativity to this vital role will help to enhance the sustained effort to be known as a premier destination for group business, meetings and events.”

Reporting to the President and CEO, McGinnes is responsible for leading the development and implementation of convention sales, and tour and travel sales programs. McGinnes also provides leadership in the development and implementation of long and short-term programs and goals and is responsible for developing and administering the budget of the convention and tourism sales teams.

“I’m honored to represent Reno Tahoe during a pivotal moment within the travel and tourism sector,” said McGinnes. “I’m looking forward to hitting the ground running and working with the entire Reno Tahoe team to benefit our customers, as well as the businesses and residents of Northern Nevada.”

McGinnes joins Reno Tahoe with more than 30 years of experience in the hospitality industry, leading high-performing sales teams at regional resorts and international hotel chains. Most recently the Executive Director of Sales for Atlantis Casino Resort Spa, McGinnes previously served on the board of the Regional Air Service Corporation and was a commissioned officer in the U.S. Army, serving eight years in the Army Reserve & National Guard.

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