Bruce Levenson, the former leader of the Atlanta Hawks Basketball & Entertainment LLC consortium has recently filed papers in a Fulton County court that will begin a court battle with the insurance giant AIG. The case centers on the mutual termination of the contract of former General Manager Danny Ferry, who mutually terminate his contract in the days before Levenson’s consortium sold the historic Atlanta Hawks franchise to a group headed by Forbes billionaire Tony Ressler.
Over the course of the last year Bruce Levenson has sought many different ways of resolving the problems the group faces with an insurance claim the consortium made about the end of Ferry’s $18 million six year contract. The attorney’s of Bruce Levenson stated the consortium has spent many months attempting to bring an end to the claim they believe triggered a constructive dismissal claim the group could make over the comments and actions of Ferry int he months preceding the sale of the franchise to Ressler’s group. In response to the legal case the current Hawks ownership stated they were not involved in the issue and would not be taking part in the legal case that revolves around an insurance policy the Levenson headed group holds.
Bruce Levenson is a well known figure in the NBA after becoming a major part of the league during his time as the leader of the Hawks franchise; Levenson himself spent time as a member of the NBA Board of Governors and led a number of community based initiatives within the NBA community. The Atlanta Hawks also took part in many aspects of community and charity life under the leadership of UCG co-founder Bruce Levenson, including a major role highlighting the work of the U.S. Holocaust Museum when it opened with the aid of funding from the Levenson family in Washington D.C.
Andy Wirth, Squaw-Alpine boss is hoping for community healing after a very troublesome battle in his community. Lake Tahoe has had a tough few years, as a result of drought affecting the winter resorts. However, the weather wasn’t the only struggle that these communities faced. There was a political challenge to incorporate Olympic Valley, which happened to be the home of Squaw Valley Resort. Wirth, the president/ CEO of Squaw Valley Ski Holdings, LLC is happy that the battle is over, as a result of the formal withdrawal efforts to incorporate Olympic Valley. Wirth was quoted recently in the Reno Gazette-Journal as saying “this has been a very, very tough four years.” Squaw Valley Ski Holdings spent hundreds of thousands of dollars trying to stop the incorporation efforts. He stated that it would be a fiscal disaster. After such a contentious battle, Wirth hopes that since the incorporation battle is over there will be healing in the community.
Andy Wirth is the president and CEO of Squaw Valley Ski Holdings and much more. He is a major contributor to the Lake Tahoe environmental and community service organizations. His concentration has been to improve the Lake Tahoe area for people of all ages. In 2013, Andy Wirth had a life altering sky diving accident. After almost losing his right arm, he was faced with stringent physical therapy. Part of his physical training was to train for the Ironman Triathlon, which he states was a vital part of his recovery process. Another vital part of his physical recovery was a friendship that resulted from a chance meeting and ultimate friendship with a group of Navy SEALS training in Squaw Valley. Wirth continues to honor these friendships as teams continue to compete in the Ironman competitions.
In July, 2015, Wirth was named as the new chairman of the Reno-Tahoe Airport Authority Board. His vast experience in international resort management and numerous airlines allowed him to bring much experience to the table. Although, he has had a very successful career, his recent achievement is at the top of his accomplishments. Back in 2011, Squaw Valley’s owners purchased Alpine Meadows. Wirth has worked tirelessly from that point to unite the two separate mountain ski areas. Now, due to the undying efforts of Andy Wirth and the cooperation of Troy Caldwell, who owns the land between the ski areas, a gondola will connect the two ski areas. Skiers and snowboarders are thrilled with the opportunity to pass from one ski area to the other using the gondola that will join the two areas. Visitors to these two ski areas owe a debt of gratitude to Andy Wirth for his relentless efforts to bring this to pass.
When the weather cools and the snow starts to fall gather the family for a great ski vacation. If you prefer, it could just be the two of you for a romantic get-away. Who you choose to go with you is not nearly as important as where you choose to go. Ski slopes are everywhere. The challenge is finding one that is right for you and your loved ones.
Andy Wirth has groomed Squaw Valley and Alpine Meadows into two of the finest ski areas in America. Wirth, an avid skier himself, has diligently worked to grow Squaw Valley from its Olympic glory days into a modern ski resort. The terrain parks have been overhauled into crazy pipes, jumps and rails for snowboarders to enjoy.
His pride in the growth and development of the ski areas and surrounding village have made him quite popular with the locals and the ski lovers who come to visit. You can catch Andy Wirth strolling through the Squaw Village or on the slopes. He is a hands-on president and CEO.
Squaw Valley has something for everyone. From black and double-black runs to beginner spots. Long runs give a visitor plenty of time for gaining speed and hitting some air time. Jump off of Red Dog chairlift to enjoy three new tree skiing zones.
Those of the group who do not want to ski can enjoy time at the Village doing some shopping or having a drink with friends. The Olympic Museum is a nice way to spend a few hours. Learn how the Winter Olympics shaped the development of the ski slopes.
Ride the aerial tram to get some pictures of the magnificent terrain far below. Take a mini-snowmobile ride. Relax at the Sun Deck and watch as friends make their way down the mountain. You can even book a facial or a massage at the Trilogy Spa.
The kids in your group will love zipping down the mountain on a snow tube. They can soar into the air on the Sky Jump. The Village has three fire pits that are perfect for enjoying S’mores together.
Ice skating, cross country skiing, dog sledding or snowshoeing, you will never be bored at Squaw Valley and Alpine Meadows. At night sleep in a standard room or 3-bedroom suite with a fireplace and full kitchen. The choice is yours. Choose the luxury of Squaw Valley/Alpine Meadows.