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Saturday, December 27, 2014

Board of Directors

Barry Kobren

An active member of the Sun Bowl Association since 1988, Barry Kobren began volunteering as a team host for the WestStar Bank Don Haskins Sun Bowl Invitational. In 1994, he was named Team Host Committee Captain and served as Tournament Chairman in 1998. Kobren has also served as the Tournament Selection Chairman since 1997. He was originally appointed to the Sun Bowl Association’s board of directors in 1993 and has served, at different times, as Vice Chairman Basketball, Treasurer, Executive Vice President and President Elect.

In 2012, the WestStar Bank Don Haskins Sun Bowl Invitational Most Valuable Player trophy was named the Barry Kobren Most Valuable Player Trophy to recognize the 25-years of Kobren’s dedication to the organization.

A lifelong El Pasoan, Kobren graduated from Coronado High School in 1980 and attended the University of Texas at Austin, where he graduated in 1984 Summa Cum Laude with a bachelor’s degree in business administration. He is a Certified Public Accountant and is the Senior Vice President of Sanders Partners Incorporated where he has been since 1990.

Kobren has been active in the El Paso community in civic and religious organizations. He is a past president of Congregation B’nai Zion where he served on the board in numerous capacities. Kobren is also a past president of the El Paso Chapter of the Ex-Students Association of the University of Texas at Austin and a past chairman of the El Paso Cancer Treatment Center Benefit.

Kobren and his wife Robin, a teacher, have a son, Aaron who is also a past host committee member for the WestStar Bank Don Haskins Sun Bowl Invitational.

2014 Sun Bowl Association Board of Advisors

Amen Ayoub
Frank Bates
Ruben Batista
Bill Blaziek
Edward Davis
Richard Dayoub
Linda East
Sarah Enriquez
Veronica Escobar
David Forti
Brian Kennedy
Monica Lambraña
Tommy Lewis
Charlie Lopez
Agustin Montes
David Morales
Major General (USA Ret.) John Oblinger
Jean Offutt
Cindy Ramos-Davidson
Terri Rangel
Jimmy Rogers, III
Mike Rogers
Mike Rosales
Victor Salazar
Bob Stull
Brad Taylor
Pat Valdez-Rios
Joe Valenzuela
Charles Vass
Mario Vega

Past Presidents

1934 – Dr. C. M. Hendricks
1935 – Harris Walthall
1936 – Harvey Gamble
1937 – W. S. Crombie
1938 – John Neff
1939 – L.W. Overlock
1939- Leo P. Floyd
1940 – Dr. R.B. Homan
1941 – Frank Klohs
1942 – Wiley Edwards
1943 – M.L. Hutchins
1944 – Chris Fox
1945 – John Jagoe
1946 – H.O. Fulwiler
1947 – Dan White
1948 – C.M. Irwin
1949 – J. Francis Morgan
1950 – Forrest Smith
1951 – Karl Wyler
1952 – Howard Maxon
1953 – Ted Andress
1954 – Thomas Patterson
1955 – Robert Haynesworth
1956 – Judson F. Williams
1957 – Harold Wiggs
1958 – Maurice Hill
1959 – B. Marshall Willis
1960 – Carl Conners
1961 – William Latham
1962 – James Orr
1963 – Leonard Goodman Jr.
1964 – Jack Chapman
1965 – Dr. W. W. Schuessler
1966 – Richard Mithoff
1967 – Richard Mithoff
1968 – Frank Gorman, Jr.
1969 – E. W. Kayser, Jr.
1970 – James Rogers, Jr.
1971 – Jack Kitchen
1972 – C. C. “Jimmie” Krigbaum
1973 – Irwin Lambka
1974 – Roy Chapman
1975 – W. Clay Fiske
1976 – Jim Phillips
1977 – Alan Rash
1978 – George Janzen
1979 – Harry Stone
1980 – Ted Houghton
1981 – Jane Thornton
1982 – John Thompson
1983 – Harris Hatfield
1984 – Larry Wood
1985 – Sam Jenkins
1986 – Joe Wilson
1987 – David Wiggs, Jr.
1988 – Ted Houghton, Jr.
1989 – Henry Ellis
1990 – Randy Lee
1991 – Nathan Christian
1992 – Steve DeGroat
1993 – Ramiro Guzman
1994 – Darrell Windham
1995 – Joyce Feinberg
1996 – Richard Black
1997 – Alejandro Acosta, Jr.
1998 – Clyde Scott
1999 – Don Melendez
2000 – Bernie Olivas
2001 – Sam Santana
2002 – Louis Zuniga
2003 – Chris Mott
2004 – Linda Smith
2005 – Wayne Thornton
2006 – John H. Folmer
2007 – Linda East
2008 – Joe Valenzuela
2009 – Frank Bates
2010 – Amen F. Ayoub
2011 – Mike Rogers
2012 – Gary Hanson
2013 – Walker Crowson