Francois Cazalot, NLTRA Director of Finance
Born and raised in the Pyrenees Mountains in the south of France, Francois spent his winters ski racing and his summers hiking, rock climbing and surfing. He studied Political Sciences in Paris and graduated from HEC in Montreal with a degree in Economics and Finance.
After a successful 15 year career managing high finance trading desks in New York and London, Francois moved to the Lake Tahoe region in 2015 with his family in search of a more fulfilling career. His passion for an active lifestyle, protecting the environment and giving back led him to a firefighting career with CalFire. After several years on the front lines of some of California’s biggest wildfires, he opted to be closer to his family and joined Boreal Woodward’s leadership team as Finance Manager, supporting three resorts.
Francois will oversee the financial operations and planning for the NLTRA, including funding compliance oversight of the North Lake Tahoe Tourism Business Improvement District (NLT-TBID) and Transient Occupancy (TOT) funds, and the alignment of that spend within the marketing and stewardship goals of the NLTRA.