Walker Crowson has been named the president of the Sun Bowl Association for the 2013-14 year, announced executive director Bernie Olivas.
Crowson, along with the 2013 Board of Directors and Advisors, were officially introduced Friday at the Oasis Bistro and Lounge.
An active member of the Sun Bowl Association since 2001, Crowson began volunteering as team host for the WestStar Bank Don Haskins Sun Bowl Invitational. In 2005, he was named team host committee captain and served as tournament chairman from 2009 to 2011. Crowson has also served as host for the Western Refining College All-America Golf Classic since 2007. He was appointed to the association’s board of directors in 2008 as general counsel and vice president of legal affairs and served in that capacity until 2012 when he was named president-elect.
A third generation El Pasoan, Crowson graduated from Coronado High School in 1992 and attended the University of Texas at Austin, where he graduated in 1996 with a bachelor’s degree in government. He graduated cum laude from Texas Tech School of Law in 1999. Crowson is a partner, along with his father, in the law firm of Crowson & Crowson, LLP. He is board certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization and has been named a Texas “Rising Star” attorney each year since 2008.
Crowson is active throughout the El Paso community in professional and civic organizations. He is a past-president of the El Paso Young Lawyers Association, which named him the 2006-2007 Outstanding Young Lawyer of the Year in El Paso, and former chairman of the Employment and Labor Law Committee of the El Paso Society for Human Resource Management, which honored him with the EPSHRM 2006 Professional of the Year Award. Crowson has also served on the board of directors of the El Paso Bar Association and the El Paso Chapter of the Ex-Students Association of the University of Texas at Austin. He currently serves on the El Paso Country Club Board of Directors.
Crowson and his wife, Jennifer, also an attorney, are the parents of two daughters, Charlotte and Ella.
Joining the 80th president of the association on the board of directors are Barry Kobren (President Elect), Marilyn Munden (Executive Vice-President), Gary Hanson (Immediate Past President), Jimmy Rogers, Jr. (Chair Emeritus), Agustine Montes (Secretary), Steve Beltran (Treasurer), Bill Blaziek (VP Community Relations), Stuart Sliva (VP Marketing), Scott Mann (VP Legal Affairs), Wayne Thornton (VP Public Relations), Linda Smith (Coronation), John Folmer (Football Chairman), Jim Lawrence (Parade Chairman), Art Muñoz (Special Events Chairman), Asher Feinberg (CBS Host Chairman), Natalia Flores, Kay Mooy, Bill Coon, Allen Rystad, John Aranda, Larry Duncan, Robert Dunlop, Michael Guerra, Drew Hawley, Mary Kipp, Andre Miranda, Victor Rueda, Ric Siefkas and James Stewart.
The 2013 Sun Bowl Association Board of Advisors is made up of Amen Ayoub, Frank Bates, Ruben Batista, County Judge Veronica Escobar, Mayor John Cook, Richard Dayoub, Linda East, Ernest Eisenberg, Sarah Enriquez, David Forti, Travis Hughes, Brian Kennedy, Monica Lombraña, David Morales, Chris Mott, John Oblinger, Jean Offutt, Terri Rangel, Bruce Reichman, Jimmy Rogers III, Mike Rogers, Mike Rosales, Bob Stull, Cindy Ramos-Davidson, Pat Valdez-Rios, Joe Valenzuela, Charles Vass, Mario Vega and Ken Walters.