The Valero Alamo Bowl announced its officers who will oversee the 2023 Valero Alamo Bowl and its Community Festival of Events.
Randy Smith has been selected to succeed Randy Cain as Chair of the organization’s Board of Directors. Smith is Co-Founder & CEO of Weston Urban and serves as Chair of Greater:SATX Regional Economic Partnership. He is also a Co-Founder of Designated Bidders, LLC, which acquired the Texas League’s San Antonio Missions baseball team in 2022 and serves on its Board.
A board member of the Valero Alamo Bowl since 2014, Smith earned his bachelor’s degree from Texas Tech University and a J.D. from Washington and Lee University School of Law in Lexington, Virginia.
“The Valero Alamo Bowl, as an organization, is the mesh point of my love of college sports and the opportunity to showcase San Antonio’s character, community, and caring,” said Smith. “In its first 30 years, the Bowl with help from loyal partners, like Valero, fueled over $1 billion in economic impact and the largest local scholarship program among all the bowl games. Our entire Board is ready to sink our hips and make the next 30 years even more impactful for this community we love.”
“Having Randy as Chair will help us continue increasing the Valero Alamo Bowl’s positive contributions to San Antonio as well as shine a light on what makes a trip to the Valero Alamo Bowl so special,” said Derrick Fox, President and CEO of the Valero Alamo Bowl. “No one is more invested in improving our city center than Randy and a flourishing downtown allows us to make Bowl Week one of the most vibrant times of the year.”
The other officers for 2023 include:
- Clyde Rucker, CEO of Rucker Restaurant Holdings, Chair Elect
- Derrick Fox, President/CEO of the Valero Alamo Bowl, President
- John Eadie, Principal of CAPTRUST, Treasurer
- Brandon Logan, CEO of Urban Capital Partners, Secretary
About the Valero Alamo Bowl
The Valero Alamo Bowl was created in 1993 to bring enjoyment to San Antonians, South Texans, and visitors alike while creating positive economic impact, experiences, and national attention for our community and participating universities.
The organization has produced 30 bowl games and served as the local host for 11 neutral site games. The 30 Valero Alamo Bowl games have combined to deliver over $1 billion in total economic impact to San Antonio, 161 million viewers on ESPN, 1.75 million attendees to the Alamodome, and $153 million to higher education through team payouts ($143.4 million) and local scholarships ($9.6 million).
Last year’s game was the seventh Top 20 matchup in the last nine years as Washington beat Texas 27-20 in front of 62,730 fans at the Alamodome and 4.8 million viewers on ESPN on December 29. Proceeds from the event help fund the largest local scholarship program among all bowl games.
For the 2022-2023 school year, the Valero Alamo Bowl and its partners will collectively award over $1.2 million split between 187 students representing every participating San Antonio area high school and four-year university.
The 2023 Valero Alamo Bowl will be played in the 65,000 seat Alamodome in San Antonio in late December at a date that will be announced by the end of May. Tickets will go on sale this summer, but interested buyers can join the Priority Wait List at www.alamobowl/game-tickets.com.