FRANK GONZALEZ ANNOUNCED AS ORANGE BOWL COMMITTEE PRESIDENT & CHAIR
Frank Gonzalez, a partner at BDO USA, LLP, has officially been announced as the Orange Bowl Committee's 84th President and Chair as of January 11, 2022. Gonzalez has been a member of the Orange Bowl Committee (OBC) since 2008. He succeeds Immediate Past President & Chair, John P. “Jack” Seiler.
Gonzalez will oversee the Committee's continued commitment to the South Florida community, including a full slate of events highlighted by the 2022 Capital One Orange Bowl on December 30 at Hard Rock Stadium. This year’s matchup will feature the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) Champion or highest ranked ACC team if the champion is in the playoff, against a representative from the Big Ten, SEC or Notre Dame.
Orange Bowl has invested more than $33 million in the South Florida community since 2006 through its Orange Bowl Cares program, which is comprised of four pillars: Youth Sports, Education, Community Engagement and Legacy Programs. The Legacy Program initiative, in conjunction with local municipalities and partner support, has resulted in more than $21.5 million worth of improvements to South Florida parks from Homestead to Belle Glade over the last 14 years, including the latest Orange Bowl Field at Mitchell Moore Park in Pompano Beach. It also includes the investment into the redesign of learning centers in schools across South Florida in partnership with the College Football Playoff Foundation, which impacts thousands of students each year.
“The Orange Bowl is a South Florida staple that I’ve had the pleasure of being a part of for over a dozen years,” said Gonzalez. “I’m honored to serve as the 2022 Committee President and Chair and look forward to applying my audit and business advisory experience so the Orange Bowl can continue to make a strong economic and community impact, and of course, host an exciting football Bowl game.”
Gonzalez is the Financial Institutions & Specialty Finance Practice National Assurance Leader and Audit Partner at BDO USA, LLP, which delivers assurance, tax, and financial advisory services to clients throughout the country and around the globe. As part of the firm’s audit & assurance team, Gonzalez provides audit, business consulting, SEC compliance and advisory services to organizations in a wide range of industries including financial institutions, fin-tech, real estate, technology and telecommunications.
Gonzalez is highly experienced in the rigorous regulatory and compliance standards applied to the industry and works with both domestic and international banking organizations. He has experience in performing audits and advisory services to institutions ranging in size from billion-dollar multi-nationals to de novo (startup) institutions.
A member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and board member for the South Florida Banking Institute, Gonzalez is also involved in the community through his board participation in the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce, the United Way Miami-Dade, Breakthrough-Miami, Sebastian Strong Foundation, and is heavily involved with his alma mater, Florida International University, as a member of the FIU Foundation Board, School of Business Dean’s Council, Sigma Phi Epsilon Fraternity Alumni, in addition to being a lifetime member of the university’s Alumni Association.
Gonzalez received his Bachelor of Accountancy degree from Florida International University and his Master of Business Administration in Accounting & Finance degree from the University of Miami.
Yvonne Turner Johnson, M.D. moves into Gonzalez’s former role as President-Elect and will serve as the 85th President and Chair during the 2023-2024 year. Bradley D. Houser will serve as the First Vice-Chair and will become President and Chair in 2024-2025. Eric L. Poms enters his 17th year as the Chief Executive Officer and marks his 29th year with the Orange Bowl Committee.
About Orange Bowl
Orange Bowl is a 380-member, primarily-volunteer non-profit sports organization that promotes and serves the South Florida community. With its primary mission since being created in 1935 to bring tourism to South Florida through an annual football game and events, it has also maintained a legacy of charitable contributions and community outreach. Orange Bowl community outreach efforts are comprised of four pillars through its Orange Bowl Cares program: Youth Sports, Education, Community Engagement and Legacy Programs. Orange Bowl features a year-round schedule of events culminating with 2022 Capital One Orange Bowl on Dec. 30. For more information on the 2022 Orange Bowl events, including promotional inquiries and volunteer opportunities through the Ambassador Program presented by Panera Bread, log on to orangebowl.org or follow @OrangeBowl on social media.
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