Charles Harris, CDME
Charles Harris, CDMEPresident and CEO
Reno-Sparks Convention and Visitors Authority President and CEO Charles Harris was selected to lead the organization and joined the team in November 2020. Reporting to the RSCVA Board of Directors, Mr. Harris is responsible for all activities associated with the operation of the RSCVA and its facilities. Most recently, Harris served as the Chief Marketing Officer and Executive Vice President of Public Affairs for Visit Anaheim from 2014-2020. Prior to joining the travel and tourism industry, Harris worked as a sports management executive with the Los Angeles Dodgers, Anaheim Ducks, Angels Baseball and UC Irvine athletics.
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– Phone: 775.827.7660
Mike Larragueta
Mike LarraguetaVice President of Sales
Mike Larragueta is the Vice President of Sales for the RSCVA. Larragueta directs and mentors the RSCVA convention and leisure sales teams, while providing leadership and strategic direction in the implementation of the RSCVA’s plans, programs, goals and objectives in the convention and leisure marketplace. With more than 25 years of tourism sales experience, Larragueta was most recently the Executive Director of Sales for the “Tri Properties” of downtown Reno.
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– Phone: 775.827.7608
Courtney Jaeger, CPA
Courtney Jaeger, CPAVice President of Finance
As Vice President of Finance, Courtney Jaeger serves as the chief financial executive for the RSCVA and oversees budgeting, financial reporting, cash management/treasury functions, capital projects and debt management. Ms. Jaeger also monitors the Authority’s compliance with laws and regulations and manages operational areas including accounting, room tax collections, human resources, payroll, IT, and purchasing. Ms. Jaeger is a Certified Public Accountant and has more than a decade of experience in local government finance, accounting and auditing.
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– Phone: 775.827.7627
Christina Erny, CDME
Christina Erny, CDMEVice President of Marketing
Christina Erny is the Vice President of Marketing at the RSCVA. With more than 10 years of experience marketing the Reno Tahoe destination, Christina is responsible for leading, developing and implementing the organization’s marketing, promotional and advertising campaigns and strategies. Christina has earned her Certified Destination Marketing Executive (CDME) credential from Destinations International and has been recognized as one of their 30 under 30 “Future Leaders in Destination Marketing.”
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– Phone: 775.827.7751
Art Jimenez
Art JimenezExecutive Director of Tourism
Art Jimenez is the Executive Director of Tourism of the RSCVA. Jimenez is responsible for leading development and implementation of the RSCVA’s international and domestic tourism sales efforts, promoting northern Nevada as a premier leisure travel destination. With more than 30 years of experience in tourism sales and marketing, Jimenez spent more than 17 years in multiple leadership positions at the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority.
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– Phone: 775.827.7798
Ben McDonald
Ben McDonaldDirector of Communications
Ben McDonald is the Director of Communications for the Reno-Sparks Convention and Visitors Authority. McDonald is responsible for developing and implementing programs related to internal and external communications, public information and board relations. He earned his Bachelor’s in Communication Studies from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, and has worked in media, gaming and tourism for more than 16 years.
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– Phone: 775.827.7654