Andy Western chairs Fiesta Bowl Yellow Jacket Committee

April 14, 2021

Andy Western has been named chair of the Fiesta Bowl’s Yellow Jacket Committee for 2021-22, leading the fundraising and volunteer efforts of this year’s committee of 132 community leaders.

 Western has been an active member of the Yellow Jacket Committee since 2014, serving as chair-elect in its 50th anniversary season last year and being awarded Yellow Jacket Member of the Year in 2018. He also previously served in leadership positions as Game Operations Chair for the PlayStation® Fiesta Bowl and then Cheez-It Bowl in the 2019-20 season and chair of the Aerospace Challenge in 2017-18. He also served as Sales Commissioner, Futures Commissioner, and a three-time sales coach.

“Andy Western’s contributions to the Yellow Jack Committee have been widespread, and he is well-respected by all of us in the Fiesta Bowl family,” said Patrick Barkley, chair of the Fiesta Bowl Board of Directors. “We count on the Yellow Jacket Committee in so many ways, with our success directly related to an engaged committee. I know that under Andy’s leadership, this will be a special year for our Yellow Jackets.”

A native Phoenician and fifth-generation Arizona, Western said he has been pleased to be involved with the world-class community organization that helps produce innovative experiences for fans and champions charitable causes during and outside of college football bowl season.

“It’s a great experience and opportunity to combine my love for college football with my passion for giving back to the community,” he said.