About The Chick-fil-A Bowl

Gary Stokan

President and CEO
Gary P. Stokan is President and CEO of Peach Bowl, Inc., a position he has held since 1998. Stokan is the past president and CEO of Atlanta Hall Management – the organization created to relocate and manage the new College Football Hall of Fame in Atlanta. He is also the past president of the Atlanta Sports Council, where he served from 1998 to 2009 and was the chairman of the Atlanta Local Organizing Committee to recruit the FIFA World Cup in 2018.

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David Epps

Chief Operating Officer & Vice President, Marketing
In his 20th year with the Bowl, David is responsible for marketing, branding, licensing and promotional efforts, as well as corporate relationships. He also leads the direction of merchandising and advertising campaigns. A graduate of Furman University and the University of Georgia, David lives in Marietta with his wife, Kim, their 13-year-old son, Grayson, and 11-year-old daughter, Maggie.

Chris Hughes

Chief Financial Officer
Chris joined the Chick-fil-A Bowl team in August 2012 and is responsible for managing the finance, human resources and IT functions. He is a CPA and prior to joining the Bowl organization he spent 12 years at Barry Real Estate Companies, an Atlanta based commercial real estate developer as their CFO. Chris is a graduate of the University of Massachusetts, and lives in Johns Creek with his wife Lisa and their 3 teenage children.

Derek Martin

Vice President, Events
In his 15th year with the Bowl, Derek manages the Bowl’s events and game day operations and serves as the main liaison for the participating teams. He also serves as tournament director for the Chick-fil-A Bowl Challenge and is responsible for the Team Selection and More Than a Game committees. A graduate of Georgia Tech and Georgia State University, Derek lives in Smyrna with his wife, Meredith, their 11-year-old son, Ben, and 8-year-old daughter, Ava.

Matt Garvey

Vice President, Communications
A 21-year veteran of the sports communications industry, Matt is in his 14th year directing the public and media relations efforts of the Chick-fil-A Bowl. During that time, Garvey has helped grow the Bowl’s brand within the sports media industry and helped elevate its status to that of one of the premier bowls in the nation. A graduate of the University of Oklahoma, Matt lives in Kennesaw with his wife Heather, 13-year-old daughter, Elaine, and 9-year-old son, Owen.

Benji Hollis

Sales Director
In his 10th year with the Bowl, Benji assists with Corporate Sponsor Sales and Sponsor Relations. He also manages the “More Than a Game” event sales for the both the bowl and the Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game. A graduate of North Carolina State University, Benji lives in Buford with his wife, LeeAnna and daughter, Anna Charles, born in January 2012.

Jessica Lumsden

Communications Manager
Jessica joined the Chick-fil-A Bowl team in December 2010 and manages media operations, Atlanta and team market media outreach, digital media and print production. A Virginia native and graduate of James Madison University (JMU), Jessica previously worked as the assistant director of alumni relations at JMU, public relations specialist at the Atlanta Convention & Visitors Bureau, and as the communications intern for the 2004 Chick-fil-A Bowl.

Anton D. Dawson

Events Manager
Anton has been with the Chick-fil-A Bowl since 2003, following a tenure as a community relations trainee with the Atlanta Braves and after serving as the Chick-fil-A Bowl ticket intern in 1999. A graduate of Georgia Southern University, Anton manages Georgia World Congress Center operations, Battle for Bowl Week competitions and the Chick-fil-A Bowl internship program.

Mike Gilbert

Ticketing and Sales Manager
Mike oversees the day-to-day ticket operations as well as the processing and fulfillment of all ticket and parking orders. He was the Ticketing and Sales intern for the 2008 Chick-fil-A Bowl and has worked for Ticketmaster, the Atlanta Braves and Clemson University. A graduate of Clemson University in 2005 and Georgia State University in 2008, Mike now resides in Buckhead.

Justin Hanchey

Events Manager
Justin joined the Chick-fil-A Bowl staff in November 2012. Previously the Director of Operations for the Arena Football League's Georgia Force, Justin also served as a volunteer for the Chick-fil-A Bowl for eight years. A graduate of Shorter University, Justin lives in Buford with his wife, Summer, their 8-year-old daughter, Madison, and 4-year-old son, Noah. 

Molly Inclan

Accounting Supervisor 
Molly joined the Chick-fil-A Bowl team as the Accounting Supervisor in October 2013. She is a CPA and oversees the day-to-day operations of accounting and human resources. Prior to joining the Bowl, she worked as an auditor with Cherry Bekaert LLP, a public accounting firm. Molly is a 2011 graduate of Presbyterian College and a 2012 graduate of the Master of Accountancy program at the University of Georgia.

Lindsay Fletcher

Events Coordinator
Lindsay joined the Chick-fil-A Bowl staff in July of 2012. A graduate of the University of Georgia, Lindsay previously worked as a recruiting assistant in the University of Georgia football office and as event coordinator for Chick-fil-A Leadercast. She was the events intern for the 2011 Chick-fil-A Bowl.

Kacie Hudson

Marketing & Digital Coordinator
Kacie joined the Chick-fil-A Bowl staff in February of 2014 and is responsible for supporting a variety of traditional and digital marketing and branding initiatives for the Chick-fil-A Bowl family of events. Previously a Marketing Graduate Assistant for the Georgia State Athletics Department, Kacie received her M.S in Sports Administration from GSU in 2013 and her B.B.A. from Mercer University in 2011. Kacie was the digital media intern for the 2013 Chick-fil-A Bowl.

Patti Young

Executive Assistant
Back for her 44th bowl game, Patti is the executive assistant to President and CEO Gary Stokan. Patti is invaluable, contributing office management, event support and partner / volunteer relations. An Atlanta native, she was inducted into the Atlanta Hospitality Hall of Fame in November 2012 for her commitment to the city. Patti has two daughters, Patrice and Brooke, and lives in Smyrna. In her spare time, Patti visits Charlotte, where she enjoys spoiling her grandson, Banks. 

Matt Glover

Corporate Sales & Ticketing Intern
Matt joined the Chick-fil-A Bowl in June of 2013 as the corporate sales & ticketing intern. A graduate of Louisiana State University, Matt previously worked for the LSU Athletic Ticket Office.

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