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Washington Elected to Tournament Executive Committee, Will Lead Rose Parade in 2028

Published on Friday, January 17, 2020 | 6:29 am

The Tournament of Roses announced early Friday Vice President Craig L. Washington will serve as the Association’s President in 2028 and preside over the 139th Rose Parade and 114th Rose Bowl Game.

Washington has been a volunteer member since 2000. He was appointed a Tournament Chair in 2014 and a Tournament Director in 2016. He has served as Chair of the Queen & Court, Equestrian, Student Ambassadors and Formation Area committees, as well as Vice Chair of Decorating Places, Coronation, Kickoff and Tailgate committees.

During this time, he has also served on the Tournament of Roses Foundation Board.

Professionally, Washington is a licensed Certified Public Accountant and California Real Estate Broker. He currently serves as a Regional Contract Manager for Jacobs Engineering Group Inc., one of the largest technical services companies in the world. Prior to his work at Jacobs, Washington was Founder and CEO of Equisource, a real estate brokerage firm that served San Gabriel Valley, which he operated for 20 years. Washington began his professional career in Public Accounting with Arthur Andersen’s Los Angeles office.

Washington has been an active community volunteer and leader. He was appointed by then City of Pasadena Mayor Bill Bogard and Pasadena City Councilman John Kennedy to serve as Chairman of the Northwest Commission. During Washington’s tenure on the Northwest Commission, he played an instrumental role in the development and opening of Heritage Square, a 70-unit senior housing complex, and the $20 million renovation of Robinson Park and Recreation Center located in northwest Pasadena.

Washington was born and raised in Pasadena and attended Pasadena Unified School District schools from kindergarten through 12th grade, graduating from Pasadena High School. Washington attended San Francisco State University and obtained a B.S. in Business Administration with an emphasis in Accounting.

Craig and Lorie Washington live in Pasadena and have one daughter, Drew Helen Washington, who served as the 2012 Rose Queen.

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