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Balloon Race announces executive board


2nd place photo by Kam Merzlack


The Great Reno Balloon Race (GRBR), the nation’s largest free ballooning event, recently elected the following members to its 2010 Executive Board of Trustees: Pilar M. Aldecoaotalora of Sands Regency Hotel/Casino as president; Steve Trounday of Navegante Group as past president; Ingrid Drummer, friend of GRBR, as vice president; Carole Anderson of the University of Nevada, Reno as secretary; Janet Buckley of Muckel Anderson, CPAs as treasurer; and Nancy Gilbert, attorney at law as general counsel.

The Balloon Race also welcomes Ryan Sheltra of Bonanza Casino as its newest trustee.  Additional trustees include: Ginnie Kersey, longtime board member and event sponsor; Stacy Johnson, Silver Legacy Hotel Casino; Barbara Tidwell, friend of GRBR; Tyler Sciotto, International Game Technology (IGT); Jami Kukimoto, Peppermill Hotel & Casino; Peggy Stromer, GRBR Aeronauts; Angela Swanson, Harrah’s Reno; Gary Helmers, Great Basin Internet Services; Cathie Christie, Search & Rescue; Harry Stetzell, Search & Rescue; Linda Beltran, Communications Installation Services, Inc. (CIS); Karen Nichols, Red Carpet Events & Design; Mike Klaich, Muckel Anderson, CPAs; Ron Smith, the Voice of GRBR; Bob Barnes, friend of GRBR; Tony Rivara, pilot relations chair; and Ed Buzzetti, Aeronauts president.

For more information about the 2010 event, call the Balloon Race hotline at (775) 826-1181 or visit www.renoballoon.com.

Thanks to the continued support of generous sponsors, The Great Reno Balloon Race continues as a free event for its 29th year. This year’s major sponsors include: Wells Fargo Bank, Wilbur D. May Foundation, Silver Legacy Resort Casino,  Peppermill Hotel Casino, Harrah’s Reno, City of Reno, Jack in the Box, The Dixie May Foundation, Great Basin Internet Services, Communications Installation Services Inc. (C.I.S.) of Reno, News Talk 780 KOH, Bonanza Casino, Reno-Sparks Convention and Visitors Authority. With a special thanks to our Founding Sponsors, the Circus Circus, IGT, Sands Regency Casino Hotel, Muckel Anderson CPAs and the University of Nevada, Reno.

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