MIKE GILBERT DIRECTOR, TICKETING
Mike oversees all day-to-day ticket sales and operations
for all events since re-joining Peach Bowl, Inc. in 2010.
He was the Ticketing and Sales Intern for the 2008
Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl and has worked for Ticketmaster/
Live Nation, the Atlanta Braves and Clemson University’s
Athletic Department. A graduate of Clemson University
in 2005 and a master’s graduate from Georgia State University in 2008, Mike
now resides in Vinings with his German Shepherd, Cindy.
ANTON DAWSON DIRECTOR, EVENTS
Anton joined Peach Bowl, Inc. in September of 2003.
Anton assists with the Bowl’s volunteer program.
CECIL AKRONG ACCOUNTING SUPERVISOR
Cecil joined the Peach Bowl, Inc. team November 2016
and is responsible for assisting the CFO in managing
the finance, human resources and IT functions. Since
graduating from Kennesaw State in 2013, Cecil has
worked in logistics and most recently worked as an
accounting supervisor for a real estate brokerage
company as well as a law firm. Cecil lives in Marietta with his wife Danielle.
DILLON FAULKNER COMMUNICATIONS MANAGER
Dillon joined the Peach Bowl, Inc. team in July 2016
and supports the day-to-day public relations and media
operations responsibilities. A graduate of Louisiana
State University, Dillon previously worked for Edelman,
an international communications marketing firm, where
he served as the day-to-day lead on the Peach Bowl, Inc.
account. During his time at Edelman, he also worked with a number of other
large clients such as the Atlanta Hawks, Arby’s Restaurant Group, Inc. and Papa
John’s International, Inc.’s sports partnerships with the NFL and MLB, among
VICTORIA McBRYDE INTEGRATED MARKETING COORDINATOR
Victoria joined the Peach Bowl, Inc. team in 2018 and
manages social media and digital marketing, along
with supporting the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl’s branding
and communications teams. Victoria previously worked
for the Green Bay Packers, where she helped manage
social media and digital sponsorships. Prior to her time
in Green Bay, Victoria spent four years with N.C. State Football – supporting
the coaching staff in recruiting operations, communications and digital media.
Victoria graduated from North Carolina State University in 2017.
LEXI EDSALL EVENTS MANAGER
Lexi joined the Peach Bowl, Inc. team in December
2017 and manages various events for the
Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl. Lexi previously worked for Under
Armour where she was an Account Services Manager for
Strategic Accounts. She was also an Events Intern with
the Bowl in 2012. Lexi graduated from the University of
Connecticut in 2012 with a degree in Sports Management.
PATTI YOUNG EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT
Back for her 50th bowl game, Patti is the executive assistant
to CEO and President Gary Stokan. Patti is invaluable,
contributing office management, event support and partner
relations, as well as interacting with volunteers. An Atlanta
native, she was inducted into the Atlanta Hospitality Hall
of Fame in November 2012 for her commitment to the city.
Patti currently resides in Smyrna and has two daughters and sons-in-law: Patrice
and Charles Cooper, as well as Brooke and Jacob Halfon. In her free time she enjoys
visiting her grandson, Banks, and her granddaughter, Virginia.
Digital and Marketing
LEIGH STEPHENS INTEGRATED MARKETING MANAGER
Leigh joined the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl team in
November 2018 and is responsible for marketing and
branding initiatives. Most recently, Leigh led brand &
design for Atlanta Track Club and its 30+ events and
programs, including the AJC Peachtree Road Race.
Leigh received a BFA in Graphic Design and Master’s
Degree in Sports Management from the University of Alabama where she was
also a student-athlete on the women’s volleyball team. She lives in Atlanta with
her husband, Matt.
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