BEHIND THE SCENES
2020 Tournament of Roses
CHAIRS AND VICE CHAIRS
First row: Michael De Francisco, Vanessa Schulz, Kathleen Douglass, Marla Borowski, Janet Makonda, Amy Garrity, Karen Jong, Ruth Martinez-Baenen, Tina Lowenthal, Sonia Rojas, Missy Baiunco-Augustyn, Ciran Hadjian, Steve Perry.
Second row: Charlie Pastre, Alain Camiling, Joathan Worley, Leigh Gluck, Ernie Cardenas, Chris Saito, Gene Gioia, Fred Balian, Gloria Castro-Trejo, Michael Tao.
Third row: Grier Ross, Sharon Naugle, Kirk Ogawa, Todd Moore, Brad Stephenson, Karen Palmersheim, Rafael Sanchez III, Kathy Perini, Shannon McConnell.
Fourth row: Kirk Thorell, Natalie Russell, Eve Santillan, Varouj Jinbachian, Stephen Macala, Dave Link, Zareh Baghdassarian, Phil Orozco.
Fifth row: Jim Ciampa, Russ Thyret, Tom McEntee, Kevin Walsh, Craig Washington, Jocelyn Bradley.
Sixth row: Chris Lyons, Brian James, Jason Melillo, Kyle Douglas, Jay Brown, Jon Montgomery, Gary Leonard, Gene Smith, Greg Custer, Loren Klock.
Not pictured: Leo Cablayan, Alain Camiling, Jerome Cannon, Rush Cervantes, Chris Fontes, Gerald Freeny, Lourdes Gerardo, Michael Gin, Robert Hickam, CL Keedy, Cindy Marian, Matt Mclntyre, Inger Miller, Ron Rodriquez, Laurie Stiver, Ellen Swagerty and Alex Young.
*Tournament Director • **Honorary Director • ***Past President
Ellen W. Swagerty*, Chair • Kyle Douglas, Vice Chair
Promotes volunteerism among Pasadenaarea
youth through the recruitment of high
school students for duties in support of
the Rose Parade and its associated events.
Identifies and recommends activities,
chaperones students at events and acts
as day-to-day liaison with the students,
school officials and Association officials.
TELEVISION & RADIO
Jim Ciampa*, Chair • Vanessa Schulz, Vice Chair
Acts as liaison with all television and
radio outlets providing live coverage of
the Rose Parade. Coordinates Parade route
positions and logistics for each outlet.
Facilitates broadcasters’ access to parade
participant information as well as timing,
staging and other relevant parade details.
Jon Montgomery, Chair • Lourdes Gerardo, Vice Chair
Support committee of retired Association
members available to provide assistance
to committees throughout the year and
on New Year’s Day. Also act as mentors
to newer members not yet familiar with all
Jay Brown*, Chair • Inger Miller, Vice Chair
Selects and secures Rose Parade vehicles
loaned for the Grand Marshal, Association
President, Hall of Fame Inductees and
Mayor of Pasadena, and coordinates the
float for the Royal Court. Responsible for
placement of float award banners, carried
by local Boy and Girl Scouts. Helps secure
and staff Tournament House grounds
between December 26 and January 2.
Jason Melillo, Chair • Eugene Gioia, Vice Chair
Hosts the Association’s Rose Parade
guests at designated grandstands on New
Kathryn Perini*, Chair • Zareh Baghdassarian, Vice Chair
Provides transportation for Association
distinguished guests and Rose Bowl
Gamerelated officials. Oversees issuance
of sponsor-provided vehicles and rental of
additional vehicles as needed.
Russell Thyret*, Chair • Marla Borowski, Vice Chair
Hosts the football teams and other
representatives of the colleges and
universities participating in the Rose Bowl
Game and, when applicable, the teams and
other representatives of the colleges and
universities participating in the national