board of directors
Steven D. Leach is in his second season as Chairman of the Board of Directors for the Fiesta Bowl
organization. As Executive Director of Business Development for Lear eld, he supports
the company’s core collegiate business managing multimedia rights and sponsorship initiatives
for nearly 130 institutions, conferences and arenas nationwide. Prior to Lear eld, Leach was an
equity partner in the law rm of Jones, Skelton and Hochuli. Leach spent 30 years of practice
representing corporate and public entities in Arizona on a wide variety of legal issues, although
his practice over the last decade focused on representing employers on employment practices
liability matters.Leach routinely spoke at national, regional and local conferences on issues
relating to the management of employment practices risk.
Leach became a member of the Fiesta Bowl Committee in 2006 and was recognized
as the “Rookie of the Year.” He held several leadership roles in the Fiesta Bowl Committee
including being Committee Chair for the 2010-11 season. He was invited to the Fiesta Bowl
Board of Directors in 2011 and became Chairman of the Board in 2017.
Leach grew up in Iowa, and he received his Bachelors of Arts from the University of Iowa in 1984
and graduated from the University of Iowa College of Law, with high distinction, in 1987.
He currently resides with his family in Phoenix.
Chairman of the Board
RAY ARTIGUE NIKKI BALICH PATRICK BARKLEY BRETT BENTON JUDY BERNAS TIM BROWN
ANN DAMIANO GONZALO DE LA
MARK FAST MARCHELLE
JAMES HATFIELD MICHAEL
RICHARD HORN ROB LONGO KELLY MERO RON MINEGAR