A long-time chamber volunteer, member, Board of Directors member and Henderson Chamber Foundation board member before his appointment, Muelrath has done much for Henderson’s business community since he moved to Southern Nevada in 1991.
In 2004, he became the general manager of the Galleria at Sunset, where his intimate understanding of the local community helped lead the 1,051,000-square-foot-complex to a 20 percent increase in sales per square foot – a key health indicator in the industry.
When the recession hit in 2008, Muelrath got creative as he lead the mall through one of America's worst recessions. He partnered with both Henderson Libraries to open Southern Nevada’s first library within a retail setting and the Henderson Space and Science Center to host science-related exhibits for the community.
Under Muelrath's watch, "Henderson's mall" became closely tied to the community as well, hosting more than 100 community events annually. Muelrath also worked closely with the City of Henderson to develop and open the first police Community Relations Office in a retail setting in the state of Nevada, a venture that has proven successful for both the city and the mall – something other governments nationwide have used as a model.
Prior to his work at the Galleria, Muelrath blazed a trail of success throughout the real estate development industry. He worked for Great American Capital, a local real estate developer who, at the time, specialized in the development of grocery-anchored retail and office centers. He also worked for seven years in the San Francisco Bay Area at various real estate holding companies and for municipal government, focusing on waterfront development and marina management and providing consulting services to those areas.
Muelrath graduated from the University of California, Davis with a bachelor’s degree in history.
In his free time, he enjoys spending time with his family in Boulder City and flyfishing. Together, he and his father co-authored “The Hunt, Flyfishing’s Greatest Adventures,” a coffee table photo book on flyfishing the world.