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Rose Bowl Chief Darryl Dunn to Speak at Rotary Zoom Meeting

Published on Monday, July 13, 2020 | 3:28 pm

Darryl Dunn, CEO and General Manager of Pasadena’s Rose Bowl Stadium, will be guest speaker at the Pasadena Rotary Club’s weekly virtual meeting on Wednesday, July 15, starting at noon.

Dunn is scheduled to speak on the topic, “Rose Bowl Playing Offense,” during the meeting, which is open to the public. To gain access, send an email to and ask for a link to the Zoom meeting.

Darryl Dunn has been serving as the Rose Bowl Operating Company’s CEO and General Manager since 1999. As such, he manages all aspects of the stadium’s operations, including contract negotiations with event organizers and cultivating relationships with existing tenants. He helped grow the organization’s annual budget from $9 million to $40 million, and supervised the largest renovation project in the stadium’s history.

However, the stadium now is waits to reopen due to the Coronavirus pandemic, which could postpone the college football season.

Dunn has also negotiated 30-year agreements with UCLA and the Pasadena Tournament of Roses, as well as long-term agreements with sports marketing companies such as IMG and Legends.

Before joining the Rose Bowl, Dunn worked for the Los Angeles Kings, the former Los Angeles Raiders, the Los Angeles Clippers and the organizing committee for the 1994 World Cup. Dunn headed the establishment of the Rose Bowl Legacy Foundation and the First Tee of Greater Pasadena.

For more information about the Rotary Club of Pasadena, visit

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