by Laura Berthold Monteros
David Eads, currently Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer for the Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce, will officially take over the position of Executive Director/Chief Executive Officer of the Pasadena Tournament of Roses in February, 2017. The position was held for many years by retiring William B. Flinn. Chair of the search committee and Executive VP Lance Tibbet made the announcement today.
Eads has attended every Rose Parade and Rose Bowl Game since 2000 when he moved to Los Angeles from Wichita, Kansas to begin work at the LA Chamber. He was Executive Vice President of the Wichita Convention & Visitors Bureau for 10 years and developed the Greater Wichita Area Sports Commission. Currently at the LA Chamber, he oversees Finance & Budget Management, Corporate Relations, Membership, Communications, Special Events, and the Chamber Foundation.
“We are confident that David, due to his many talents and attributes, coupled with outstanding leadership qualities, will be a tremendous asset to the Tournament of Roses organization and will be a great fit with our volunteer-driven, staff-supported Association.” added Tibbet, “We are pleased to welcome David to the Tournament family.”