PEACH BOWL, INC. STAFF
DAVID EPPS | CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER & VICE PRESIDENT, MARKETING
In his 25th year with the Bowl, David is responsible for overseeing the day-to-day event, marketing and
communications strategy and operations of the organization, the marketing, branding, licensing and promotional
efforts, as well as managing key relationships. He also leads the direction of merchandising and advertising
campaigns. A graduate of Furman University and the University of Georgia, David lives in Marietta with his wife,
Kim, their 18-year-old son, Grayson, and 16-year-old daughter, Maggie.
CHRIS HUGHES | CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER
Chris has been with Peach Bowl, Inc. for six years and is responsible for managing the finance, human resources
and IT functions. He is a CPA, and prior to joining the Bowl he spent 12 years at Barry Real Estate Companies,
an Atlanta based commercial real estate developer as their CFO. Chris is a graduate of the University of
Massachusetts, and lives in Johns Creek with his wife Lisa. They have three children.
DEREK MARTIN | VICE PRESIDENT, EVENTS, TEAM & GAME OPERATIONS
Derek has been involved with 26 Chick-fil-A Peach Bowls and this is his 20th on staff. He manages all game
operations and serves as the main liaison for the participating teams, Mercedes-Benz Stadium and ESPN. He
also serves as tournament director for the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl Challenge. A graduate of Georgia Tech and
Georgia State University, Derek lives in Smyrna with his son, Ben, and daughter, Ava.
MATT GARVEY | VICE PRESIDENT, COMMUNICATIONS
A 26-year veteran of the sports communications industry, Matt is in his 19th year directing the communications
and media relations efforts of Peach Bowl, Inc.. During that time, Matt has helped grow the Bowl’s brand
within the college football landscape and helped elevate its status as one of the premier bowls in the nation.
A graduate of the University of Oklahoma, Matt lives in Acworth with his wife Heather, 18-year-old daughter,
Elaine, and 14-year-old son, Owen.
BENJI HOLLIS | VICE PRESIDENT, SALES
In his 14th year with the Bowl, Benji oversees the Bowl’s sales efforts and is personally responsible for all tasks
related to corporate partnerships and sponsorship. He also manages the Board of Advisors program, which
brings Atlanta business leaders together in support of the Bowl. A graduate of North Carolina State University,
Benji lives in Buford with his wife LeeAnna and has two daughters, Anna Charles and Everlee.
DAN WEST | VICE PRESIDENT, EVENTS & FAN EXPERIENCE
Dan joined Peach Bowl, Inc. last year and is responsible for managing events outside of the stadium. He has
spent his career in sports, with such companies as Coca-Cola in domestic and global sports management, as
well as music and entertainment around the country. Dan graduated from the University of Missouri and lives in
Peachtree Corners. He has two children, Wylie, 20, and daughter Sutton, 19.
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