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Outback Bowl Names New Chairman, Board MembersJune 18, 1999
Tampa, FL -- The Outback Bowl Board of Directors elected a new Chairman and added six new members to its 1999-2000 slate at it's recent annual meeting. Chris Griffin, who has been active with the bowl since its inception in 1986, is a partner with Annis, Mitchell, Cockey, Edwards & Roehn, P.A. and will serve a one year term as Chairman of the popular New Year's Day College Bowl. "The Outback Bowl has become a premier sports event, and we know that the Year 2000 game will follow in that very strong tradition," says Griffin.
Additional officers named include Chuck Riggs of Harper, Van Scoik & Co. as Vice Chairman; Carter McCain from MacFarlane, Ferguson & McMullen, P.A. and Greg Orchard as Vice Chairs of Hillsborough and Pinellas Counties respectively; Jim Strenski of Public Communications Inc., as Secretary; and Steve Schember of Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick as Treasurer.
Joining the Board of Directors this year are Carlton Ball, Public Affairs Manager, GTE; Tim Love, Regional V.P. Sales & Marketing, United Heathcare; Bruce Poli, Advisory Project Manager, IBM Corporation; David Ruberg, Chairman, President & C.E.O., Intermedia Communications; Glen Shamblen, President, Spray-Crete Industries, Inc.; and Barry Wright, Vice President & General Manager, AT&T-North Florida.
The Outback Bowl matches teams from the SEC and Big Ten Conferences in Raymond James Stadium. Last year a sell-out crowd of 66,005 watched Penn State defeat Kentucky. Entering it's fourteenth year in Tampa, Outback Bowl 2000 will be the first sporting event of the new millennium with an 11 A.M. kick-off on New Year's Day.