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Advisory Board

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Maurice Ashley

International Grandmaster, Inductee of US Chess Hall of Fame (New York, NY)

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Tim Brant

30-year broadcast veteran; 2013 Broadcaster of the Year (Chevy Chase, MD)

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John Canning, Jr.

Founder and chairman, Madison Dearborn Partners; board member
and part owner, Milwaukee Brewers; Life Trustee, Northwestern University (Chicago, IL)

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Brandi Chastain

Two-time FIFA Women's World Cup champion, two-time Olympic gold-medalist, coach, and sports broadcaster. (San Jose, CA)

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Kevin Clifford

Retired Chairman and CEO of American Funds Group; Board Member of College
Football Hall of Fame and United States Olympic and Paralympic Foundation. (Los Angeles, CA)

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Ann Meyers Drysdale

 Basketball Hall of Famer; Broadcaster and Sports Executive (Huntington Beach, CA)

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Tom Farrey

Executive Director of the Sports and Society Program at the Aspen Institute (San Clemente, CA)

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Julie Foudy

National Soccer Hall of Famer, Broadcaster ESPN Soccer and ESPNw (Orange County, CA)  

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Dan Fouts

Pro Football Hall of Famer, Broadcaster (Sisters, Oregon)

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Lauren Gibbs

Olympic Medalist (bobsled), public speaker (San Diego, CA)

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Robin Harris

Executive Director of the Ivy League Council of Presidents (Princeton, NJ)

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Henry Hernandez

President, Inter-Con Security Systems; Board Member, Rose Bowl Legacy Foundation (Pasadena, CA)

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Cobi Jones

World Cup and Olympic Veteran, Soccer Hall of Famer (Los Angeles, CA)

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Billie Jean King

Sports icon and equality champion (New York, NY)

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Angela LaChica

President and CEO, LaChica Sports (San Diego, CA)

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Ronnie Lott

Pro Football and College Football Hall of Famer (Bay Area, CA)

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Patrick McCaskey

Vice President, Board Member and part owner, Chicago Bears. Chairman of Sports Faith International; author. (Lake Forest, IL)

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Jessica Mendoza 

Olympic  Medalist (softball); ESPN baseball analyst (Bend,OR)

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Luis Patino

President, General Manager, Univision Los Angeles Local Media; Sr. Vice President,
Univision Television Group (Pasadena, CA)

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Larry Paul

Managing Principal of Laurel Crown Partners; minority owner of the Pittsburgh Steelers (Los Angeles, CA)

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John Sciarra

1976 Rose Bowl Game MVP for UCLA; played in the NFL (Newport Beach, CA)

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Mark Shuster

President and CEO, Shuster Financial Group; founding donor, Rose Bowl Institute (Pasadena, CA)

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Matthew T. Sign

Chief Operating Officer, National National Football Foundation & College Hall of Fame (Fort Worth, TX)

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Bob Sutcliffe

Venture lawyer, business advisor, and Managing Director of Craftsman Capital Advisors LLC. Authored the original concept and vision memo for creation of the Rose Bowl Institute. (Pasadena, CA)

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Maria Taylor

ESPN Host, Reporter and NBA Countdown anchor (Atlanta, GA)

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Dick Vermeil 

Super Bowl Champion, Coach of the NFL’s Rams, Chiefs and Eagles, 1976 Rose Bowl Champion (Philadelphia, PA)

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Daniel Villanueva, Jr. 

Founding president of the Los Angeles Galaxy; founding partner of RC/Fortis; co-founder of Moya, Villanueva & Associates, and principal in other businesses. (Denver and Las Animas County, CO)

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J.C. Watts

First African American elected to statewide office in Oklahoma; Former quarterback at the University of Oklahoma (Eufaula, OK)

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Jen Welter

First female coach in the NFL; Ph. D. in Psychology (Los Angeles, CA)

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Jason Whitlock 

Sports journalist and media personality with Outkick the Coverage (Nashville, TN)

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Marcellus Wiley

Former NFL All-Pro Player, Philanthropist, Author, Host of Speak for Yourself on Fox (Los Angeles, CA)

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Vince Young

Time Rose Bowl Game MVP, National Champion at the University of Texas, College Football Hall of Famer (Austin, TX)