Mike Larragueta
Mike LarraguetaInterim President & CEO, Vice President of Sales
Mike Larragueta is the Interim President & CEO and 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.
– E-mail: mlarragueta@renotahoeusa.com
– 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.
– E-mail: cjaeger@renotahoeusa.com
– 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.”
– E-mail: cerny@renotahoeusa.com
– Phone: 775.827.7751
Trent LaFerriere
Trent LaFerriereVice President of Facilities
Trent LaFerriere is the Vice President of Faclities for the Reno-Sparks Convention & Visitors Authority. He has worked for the RSCVA more than 17 years, managing the maintenance and operations at the Reno-Sparks Convention Center, Reno Events Center, National Bowling Stadium and the Reno-Sparks Livestock Events Center. In addition, LaFerriere oversees ongoing capital improvement projects, successfully reducing costs associated with renovations and repairs. Having completed the Nevada Certified Contract Manager Course, he is committed to the ongoing success of the organization, its facilities, and the positive impact they have on the Northern Nevada community.
– E-mail: tlaferriere@renotahoeusa.com
– Phone: 775.827.7709
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.
– E-mail: ajimenez@renotahoeusa.com
– Phone: 775.827.7798
Ben McDonald
Ben McDonaldSenior Director of Communications and Public Affairs
Ben McDonald is the Senior Director of Communications and Public Affairs 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 19 years.
– E-mail: bmcdonald@renotahoeusa.com
– Phone: 775.354.3777