Fiesta Bowl names Brian Hall 2013-14 Chairman of the Board

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, March 26, 2013

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SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. – The Fiesta Bowl announced today that Brian Hall, Vice President of MTH Mortgage LLC, has been elected the 2013-14 Chairman of the Board.
 
Hall joined the Fiesta Bowl organization as a Committee member in 1986 and was elected to the Board of Directors in 1999. As Chairman of the Board, Hall will oversee the Fiesta Bowl organization, which operates the Tostitos Fiesta Bowl, the Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl and more than 40 related statewide events.
 
“I am honored to serve as the Fiesta Bowl Chairman of the Board,” Hall said. “I look forward to working with the Fiesta Bowl board, committee, volunteers and staff as we move into a new era of college football. The format for the postseason is changing, but the Fiesta Bowl remains committed to fostering a culture of community involvement and giving.”
 
“Brian has been a key Fiesta Bowl volunteer for more than 25 years,” Fiesta Bowl Executive Director Robert Shelton said. “He has provided exemplary leadership in many important areas, from game operations to events and hospitality. Brian’s character and vision make him an ideal leader during a transitional period in the Bowl’s history.”
 
Hall has lent his talents to numerous Fiesta Bowl events, starting with the Million Dollar Hole-in-One in 1986. He earned the 1994 Chair of the Year Award for his work on a 3-on-3 basketball tournament. In the 1998-99 season, Hall chaired the Fiesta Bowl Committee, comprised of business and civic leaders who raise funds for the organization and provide event leadership.
 
Hall serves as the Vice President of MTH Mortgage LLC, a partnership of imortgage.com, Inc. and Meritage Homes Corporation, where he has executive management responsibilities for the joint venture.  Hall is accountable for all aspects of the national operation. In his 30-year career, Hall has served in corporate and executive leadership roles in commercial banks, mortgage banking companies and new home construction enterprises.
 
Hall graduated from the University of Missouri in 1983 with a Bachelor's of Science degree in Business Administration, with emphasis in finance, marketing and general business studies. Hall resides in Phoenix with his wife and their two children.
 
Other officers on the Fiesta Bowl Executive Committee include: Chairman-Elect Andy McCain; Secretary Ann Damiano; Treasurer Mike Hecomovich; Immediate Past-Chair Steve Whiteman.
 
The Fiesta Bowl Board of Directors has also added the following members:
  • Brett Benton, Vice President, Horizon Insurance
  • Judy Bernas, Associate Vice President for External Relations at the University of Arizona
  • Colleen Jennings-Roggensack, Executive Director for Arizona State University Gammage and Assistant Vice President for Cultural Affairs
  • Robert Longo, Vice President and General Counsel-Western Areas for Waste Management
  • Jay Parry, CEO of the Arizona Super Bowl Host Committee
 
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