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Stephen P. Murray was an American citizen born on 2nd August 1962 in Brooklyn, New York. He ventured into private equity investing and was president and CEO of CCMP Capital. CCMP Capital is a private equity firm which specializes in the buyout and development of equity transactions.

Murray went to high school in Sleepy Hollow high school and later majored in economics at Boston College where he graduated in 1984. He then furthered his studies at Columbia Business School and attained a master’s degree in business administration around five years later. Learn more about Stephen Murray CCMP: http://ryvoice.org/stephen-murray-and-ccmp-capital/

After graduating in 1984, he became involved in a credit analyst training program that was conducted by Manufacturers Hanover Corporation and then joined the firm to work there after getting his master’s degree. Stephen Murray stayed with the corporation as it went through some ownership changes and mergers with different companies over the years.

The company was known as Chemical Venture Partners when it was formed. Chemical Venture Partners was a part of Chemical Bank so major decisions which affected the bank affected the company (you can learn more about Stephen Murray CCMP: http://www.nytimes.com/2015/03/01/realestate/west-village-townhouse-for-17-million.html?_r=0). There was a coalition between Chemical Bank and Manufacturers Hanover Corporation and later on with Chase Manhattan Bank.

Chasse bank was then made a part of J.P Morgan and Company become J.P. Morgan Partners where Stephen Murray was made ahead of buyout business.It was in August 2006 when Murray co-founded CCMP Capital as an independent firm and where he later became the CEO in 2007. Other than CCMP Capital Murray was a board member of several other companies.

He served in AMC Entertainment, The Vitamin Shoppe, Pinnacle Foods, Warner Chilcott, Generac Power Systems, Cabela’s, Legacy Hospital Partners and Aramark. Stephen Murray was a generous man who supported philanthropic endeavors. Metro New York has a foundation called Make-A-Wish which Murray largely supported and became a member of the council. Read more: 5 Questions with Stephen Murray, CEO of CCMP Capital

He made numerous contributions to Boston College where he was also the vice moderator of the board of trustees. He was also involved with the Stamford Museum, the Columbia Business School and the Food Bank of Lower Fairfield County.

Stephen was a husband to Tami Murray with whom he had four children; Ryan Murray, Sean Murray, James Murray and Nolan Murray.

He passed away in 2015 on March 12 having left his mark in the field of private equity investing and in the world. Read more: A History of CCMP Capital And Its Founding CEO Stephen Murray

Andy Wirth, President and CEO of Squaw Valley Ski Holding LLC., say that this has been a tough four years for Tahoe’s north shore communities. They have seen a harsh drought that affected tourism and the economy severely and they had to fight an impending incorporation. Wirth felt that the incorporation would hurt the area because it would have resulted in higher taxes on the residents, and less available services like road maintenance and snow plowing. The proponents of the incorporation thought that Wirth opposed it because he wanted to further his development interests in addition to a gondola that would connect Squaw Valley and Alpine Meadows ski resort areas.Andy Wirth hopes that the community can work on land agreements together in the future so everyone has a say and benefits from the decisions made.
Squaw Valley and Alpine Meadows CEO Andy Wirth was also appointed as the chairman of the Airport Authority Board in Olympic, CA in 2013. Reno-Sparks Convention and Visitor’s Authority appointed him along with the nine other board members. Mr. Wirth has plenty of background knowledge to be able to fulfill his position of chairman of the board. He has worked hard over the years with many airlines to get regular flights to the ski resorts. Mr. Wirth has also appeared on an ABC Undercover Boss episode in season 4 of the show.

Andy Wirth also co-founded an Ironman team called Wounded Warrior Support. The team raises money for the Navy SEAL Foundation which helps SEAL members and their families once they return home. Mr. Wirth also contributes heavily to environmental and community projects in and around the Lake Tahoe Area. Earlier this year it was announced that he would indeed begin work on the gondola that would connect Squaw Valley and Alpine Meadows. Andy Wirth attended college at Colorado State University and then attended Edinburgh University until 1984.

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Background and Education

Andrew “Andy” Wirth was born July 25th, 1963 in Nuebrucke, West Germany and has worked in the mountain resort and hotel industry for 25 years. He attended Colorado State University and moved on to furthering his education at Edinburgh University in Scotland. During this time, Wirth gained experience as a backcountry ranger for Rocky Mountain National Parks including being a wilderness ranger in San Pedro Parks Wilderness Area. Seeing as how Conrad, Wirth’s grandfather was a former US National Parks Service Director, it seemed Andy Wirth inherited a heart for National Parks.

Upon completion of college, Andy Wirth started his career journey at Steamboat Ski and Resort Corporation as an intern in 1986. Wirth’s official title changed over 20 years, specifically on the marketing aspect, until he was promoted to the company Intrawest. Intrawest had become the parent company after buying Steamboat Ski and Resort Corporation in 2006 and Wirth was named the Chief Marketing Officer along with the executive vice president of sales and marketing. His responsibilities were management of domestic and global marketing strategy for all resorts owned by the company. Wirth would also take on several other roles, most well known, the president of the Mountain Village Partnership which aimed at supporting local businesses. He remained with Intrawest until the year 2010.

Current Job Status

The Cushing family had run the Squaw Valley Ski Resort for almost 70 years. However, that changed in 2010 when Andy Wirth was formally given the title new CEO of the company. After 16 years of Nancy Cushing being Director of Squaw Valley ski resort, she would move on passing the company down to Wirth, who ended up supervising a $70 million upgrade to the resort. This helped the company get up to date with the current competition skiing areas. In just after one year of these changes, Squaw Valley, reconstructed its reputation putting the company in the top 20 percent of the skiing enterprise.

In addition, another change was the result of Alpine Meadows Ski Resort merging with Squaw Valley. This allows customers to purchase one ticket for access to both resorts. With the merging of both resorts, Wirth had taken over Alpine Meadows ski resort as CEO too. By age 49, Wirth focuses on philanthropy to go with his CEO tasks at work. His newest title lately is being appointed Chairman of the Reno-Tahoe Airport Authority Board.