SAN DIEGO (March 19, 2014) – Vincent Mudd has been elected president of the 2014 National University Holiday Bowl and San Diego County Credit Union Poinsettia Bowl by the San Diego Bowl Game Association's board of directors. He succeeds Bill Geppert, who becomes chairman of the board.
"This is an exciting year for both bowl games and I am honored to be a part of this San Diego tradition," Mudd said. "I look forward to working with a committed group of people on this time-honored civic gem for our region."
The National University Holiday Bowl is in its 37th year as it returns to a partnership with the Big Ten Conference versus a Pac-12 opponent while the SDCCU Poinsettia Bowl celebrates its 10th anniversary with the 2014 game featuring the Naval Academy and a Mountain West opponent.
Mudd is principal and chief operating officer at Carrier Johnson + Culture, long known as one of San Diego's preeminent architectural, urban design, interior design and brand strategy communications firms. He is chairman of San Diego's 2024 Exploratory Committee, the organization responsible for studying the feasibility of hosting the 2024 Summer and Paralympic Olympic Games in San Diego.
Mudd, a licensed general contractor, is a director at the Metropolitan Water District as well as the San Diego County Water Authority. He is the immediate past chairman of the San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce and served as the chair of the American Red Cross and Big Brothers/Big Sisters of San Diego County.
He and his company have received numerous awards including Ernst & Young's Entrepreneur of the Year, induction into Junior Achievement's Business Hall of Fame, the American Lung Association's Indoor Air Quality Award and the California Air Resources Cool California Award for sustainable Design and Construction.
The mission of the two bowl games is to generate tourism, exposure, economic benefit and civic pride for San Diego and its citizens by producing the nation's most exciting bowl games and festivals of events. Since 1978, the two games have combined to generate an economic benefit of more than $680 million for the San Diego region.
Mudd grew up around the world as a military brat and attended San Diego State University. He resides in Poway with his wife, Cathy. They have two children, Austin and Lance. Mudd was appointed to the San Diego Bowl Game Association's board of director's in 2006.
Other 2014 elected officers for the San Diego Bowl Game Association include: Kimberley Layton, president-elect; Dave Koontz, secretary; and Marlee Ehrenfeld, treasurer.