New GM chosen to lead Tahoe Donner Association
June 26, 2009
The Tahoe Donner Association Board of Directors found a qualified individual to fulfill the duties of Association General Manager after a five-month search. The right person needed to meet the following credentials: Extensive business experience in profit and loss operations, understanding of resort operations and recreational management, ability to interact and interface with people, a strong understanding of organizational structures (board, staff, employees, and members), long range planning and goal setting.
The Board found such an individual and is proud to announce Robb P. Etnyre is the new General Manager. Etnyre comes to Tahoe Donner from Bridgeport, Calif. where he completed his last tour of duty and successful 20 years of active service in the United States Marine Corps attaining the rank of Lieutenant Colonel. Prior to his selection as General Manager, he served as the Command-ing Officer and Executive Officer of the Marine Corps Mountain Warfare Training Center (MCMWTC). Previous assignments included service as the U.S. Marine and Naval Attache to the Socialist Republic of Vietnam and as a faculty member at the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, Md.
Etnyreand#8217;s extensive transferable leadership and business experience and recent responsibilities at the MCMWTC provide him with the required qualifications. While developing a world-class outdoor instructional program he also ran more than 90 fixed-based facilities; including a downhill and cross country ski operation, mountain chalet restaurant, fitness center, equine program and retail stores.
He was also involved in projects with U.S. Forest Service providing him with extensive environmental impact knowledge. Etnyre has a Bachelor of Science in Economics from Norwich University, Northfield, Vt. and a Masters degree in National Security Affairs from the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, Calif. Robb is married and has four children, ages 1 to 10. He is an avid golfer, skier, cyclist and swimmer. His family is actively involved in gymnastics, swimming, soccer, and skiing.
Meet him at the Tahoe Donner Association Annual Membership Meeting, June 28, beginning at 1 p.m. at Northwoods Clubhouse Pavilion.
Join the Tahoe Donner Board of Directors in welcoming Robb and his family to the Association and the greater Truckee Community.