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Eldorado’s Rick Murdock joins Reno Air Racing Association Board of Directors



RENO, Nev. Rick Murdock, vice president of sales and marketing for the Eldorado Hotel Casino, joins the Reno Air Racing Association as the newest member of the board of directors. Murdock joins a long list of hoteliers who have served as board members for the organization. The National Championship Air Races are currently gearing up for their 48th annual event which kicks off Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2011.

“We are thrilled to have Rick Murdock join our team at the National Championship Air Races,” said Mike Houghton, president and CEO of the Reno Air Racing Association. “Our organization is passionate and dedicated – working year-round to ensure we put on the best event possible for aviation enthusiasts and Air Race fans.”

In addition to his role as vice president of sales and casino marketing for the Eldorado, Murdock has played an integral role in the community including his involvement with the Junior Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF), Northern Nevada Italian Association, the Boys and Girls Club, Sage Ridge School, Ronald McDonald House, Renown Health, and the University of Nevada, Reno.

Murdock, who first started with the Eldorado in 1981, has become a well-respected leader in the tourism community. He was responsible for the increased support of the Eldorado’s sponsorship of the National Championship Air Races, making them one of the event’s largest and most prominent local sponsors.

The 48th annual National Championship Air Races is the premier air racing event in the world. The Air Races take off on Wednesday, Sept, 14 through Sunday, Sept. 18, 2011 at the Reno Stead Airfield. For tickets or more information, please visit www.airrace.org or call 775.972.6663.

About the National Championship Air Races

Held every September just north of Reno, the National Championship Air Races have become an institution for northern Nevada and aviation enthusiasts from around the world.  In the past ten years, the event has attracted more than 200,000 spectators annually and generated more than $80 million a year for the region’s economy.  The event features six racing classes, a large display of static aircraft and several military and civil flight demonstrations.  For more information on the National Championship Air Races, to obtain media credentials or purchase tickets for next year’s event, visit www.airrace.org.

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