Fiesta Bowl Announces New Board Members


Denae Schumacher

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. – The Fiesta Bowl announced today that Nikki Balich, Patrick Barkley and Andrew Stegen will join the Fiesta Bowl Board of Directors.

Balich joined the Fiesta Bowl family as a volunteer in 1984 and became a member of the Fiesta Bowl Committee in 1999. She has held several leadership roles within the Committee including Participation Commissioner, Coach and in 2006 she served as Committee Chairman. She also was the Tostitos Fiesta Bowl Game Operations Committee Chair last season. Balich is president of The Professional Cleaning Network.

Barkley has been a Fiesta Bowl volunteer since 1998. Since joining the Committee in 2000, he has served as chairman of several event committees including Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl Game Operations. He also held the role of Recruiting Commissioner and Fundraising Commissioner before taking over as Committee Chairman in 2008. Barkley is currently a principal at Newmark Realty Capital, Inc.

Stegen joined the Fiesta Bowl Committee in 2008. He has volunteered on several event committees including Team and VIP Hospitality, Parade and Fiesta Frolic. Stegen is the general manager at the Arizona Biltmore.

The Fiesta Bowl Board of Directors is comprised of 21 volunteer members responsible for leading the Bowl, setting policies, overseeing finances, evaluating events and determining the Bowl’s direction.

“We are thrilled to welcome Nikki, Patrick and Andrew to the Fiesta Bowl Board of Directors,” said 2010-2011 Fiesta Bowl Chairman of the Board Duane Woods. “These hard-working individuals have dedicated years of service to the Fiesta Bowl and are well-deserving of their roles.”

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