Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Darryl Dunn

Darryl Dunn is general manager of the Rose Bowl Stadium and that's no small job.

He oversees everything from facilities to finances, maintains relationships with biggies in the worlds of sports and entertainment, reports to the Rose Bowl Operating Company Board, and is a dedicated family man to boot.

Every year Darryl, Assistant General Manager Jess Waiters and I work on a top-secret, goofball presentation that is made at the annual dinner for key officials of the Tournament of Roses Association, City of Pasadena and Rose Bowl Operating Company. I'd show you but then I'd have to kill you.

Tuesday of last week we were in Darryl's office at the stadium, busily putting the finishing touches on our wacky ideas the day before the big event, and I took the liberty of snapping these photos of him during a casual moment. He's holding a commemorative football that was given to guests at the dinner (including yours truly).

Dang camera strap!

A couple of years after I left the City of Palm Springs to come to Pasadena, Darryl was working with a minor league baseball team there. I'm sorry our paths never crossed in the desert but I'm grateful we've worked together so well here.


Petrea said...

Sounds like a big job.

I would love to see that "goofball presentation."

tavo said...

Darryl and Jess made things easy for me recently in planning photography at the Bowl. Check out the latest issue of Pasadena Magazine to see the results. Thanks guys!!

pasadenapio said...

How nice to hear from you, Tavo! I'll keep an eye out.

pasadenapio said...

Petrea, I'm taking it to my grave.

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Petrea said...

Hee hee.

Anonymous said...

Mr Dunn,
The next time the USA plays Mexico please please seperate the fans. There were several nasty incidents.
You need to keep all the fans safe.
Across the globe opposing soccer fans have different sections in the stadiums for safety reasons and it is a good idea to follow.