ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – The New Mexico Bowl is proud to announce that Executive Director Jeff Siembieda has been appointed to the Bowl Season (formerly the Football Bowl Association) Executive Committee and began his service July 1.
“I am honored and humbled to serve on the Bowl Season Executive Committee,” said Siembieda, who has served as Executive Director of the New Mexico Bowl since 2006. “This group has done amazing work for many years and I look forward to joining the leadership team that I have long admired. At such a critical time in our industry, I am excited for our game and community to have a voice as college athletics and Bowl Season continue to grow and evolve.”
Bowl Season annually appoints one new member to the committee as a former Chair departs. The new appointee starts as an “At-Large” member, before transitioning to the positions of Secretary, Treasurer, Vice Chair and Chair in that order. The Chair will then remain on the committee three additional years before fulfilling the full term.
“As our New Mexico Bowl Executive Director for nearly two decades, Jeff brings invaluable knowledge and experience to the executive committee board. These qualifications, plus his vast relationships throughout the industry, will benefit the entire Bowl Season system in Jeff’s new role,” said Clint Overby, Vice President of ESPN Events.
The other members for the 2023-24 season are:Steve Beck – Chair – Military Bowl
John Saccenti – Vice Chair – SRS Distribution Las Vegas Bowl
Danny Morrison – Treasurer – Duke’s Mayo Bowl
Derrick Fox – Secretary – Valero Alamo Bowl
Jeff Hundley – Past Chair – Allstate Sugar Bowl
Mark Neville – Past Chair – San Diego County Credit Union Holiday Bowl
Missy Setters – Past Chair – Radiance Technologies Independence Bowl
ESPN EventsESPN Events, a division of ESPN, owns and operates a portfolio of collegiate sporting events nationwide. In 2023, the 32-event schedule includes four early-season college football kickoff games, 17 college bowl games, nine college basketball events, and a college softball event, in addition to a new a college gymnastics event coming in 2024. Collectively, these events account for over 400 hours of live programming on ESPN platforms, while reaching 60 million viewers and attracting more than 650,000 annual attendees. Each year, the portfolio of events features more than 20 Division I conferences and hosts over 4,000 participating student-athletes. With satellite offices in more than 10 cities across the country, ESPN Events builds relationships with conferences, schools and local communities, as well as providing unique experiences for teams and fans.