The Sun Bowl Association installs its new president and pays tribute to volunteers

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EL PASO, TX – The Sun Bowl Association welcomed the installation of a new President and honored TopGolf volunteers on Sunday, June 12, 2022, announcing Robert Dunlop as the new President of the SBA.

Robert Dunlop is the Territory Sales Manager for Schneider Electric Company and was born and raised in Plano, Texas. He received his Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Baylor University with a minor in Mathematics and Physics.

“It is an honor to serve as the 2022-23 Sun Bowl Chairman and I look forward to working with Bernie Olivas, the Sun Bowl staff and all of the volunteers who help out throughout the year,” said said Dunlop. said. “I would like to say ‘THANK YOU’ to our amazing sponsors and over 700 volunteers, as this organization would not be viable without them.”

In addition to being an active member of the Sun Bowl Association since 2006, Dunlop has joined several volunteer organizations. He served on the inaugural board of directors for El Paso’s first tee, coached youth sports including soccer, baseball, basketball and soccer, and served on the board of directors of the El Paso Country Club, while serving as its president in 2019.

Dunlop was first involved as a volunteer for the Sun Bowl College All-America Golf Classic. In 2013, he was invited to join the SBA Board of Directors where he served on several committees before being asked to serve as Chairman of the Board.

“We are all delighted to have Robert Dunlop lead the board this year and he has a proven track record of volunteering for our golf tournament as well as marketing and ticket sales,” said General Manager Bernie Olivas. .

Robert started at Schneider Electric as a product engineer in 1993 in Dallas, Texas. Dunlop quickly rose through the ranks and by 1996 was running all manufacturing operations at the two Dallas plants. In 1998 he was transferred to northern California to become plant manager and expand operations in the Bay Area. In 2001, Dunlop was asked to start manufacturing operations in El Paso and become the first plant manager and operations employee in El Paso. Schneider Electric now has four manufacturing plants in El Paso, with the fifth slated to open later in 2022.

Dunlop immediately fell in love with the people and the city of El Paso, making this home for 21 years, except for a brief move to Tucson. While in Tucson, he quickly realized that El Paso was home and left Schneider Electric to return to El Paso. He accepted a position as Director of Operations for Trans-Expedite until 2013 when he returned to Schneider Electric in his current role.

Dunlop recently married Alexa Zazueta and has two sons. Brady, 24, is currently at St. Mary’s Law School, while Will, 21, is a student at Eastern Michigan University.

After installing a new Chairman of the Board, the Sun Bowl Association honored and thanked the volunteers. A list of winners is below. Due to the pandemic, the SBA did not host a new president installation/volunteer party in 2020 or 2021.

Sun Bowl Most Valuable Volunteer Award Winners (2019 & 2021 Events)

2019

Oscar Leeser Hyundai Sun Bowl Parade Float Construction Committee of El Paso Tony Valtier

Oscar Leeser Hyundai’s Sun Bowl Parade Committee of El Paso Harvey Robson

WestStar Bank Don Haskins Sun Bowl Invitation Robin Kobren

Tony the Tiger Sun Bowl CBS Host Committee Jon Muir

Tony the Tiger Sun Bowl Media Welcome Committee Raul Yturralde

Tony the Tiger Sun Bowl Game Day Committee Catherine Hansen and Casey Britton

Tony the Tiger Sun Bowl ACC Team Host Committee George Enriquez

Tony the Tiger Sun Bowl ACC Group Host Committee Irene Batista

Tony the Tiger Sun Bowl PAC-12 Team Host Committee Rick Pinon

Tony the Tiger Sun Bowl PAC-12 Host Committee Bill Paul Cruz

Tony the Tiger Sun Bowl Fan Fiesta Committee Charles Vass

Tony the Tiger Sun Bowl Provisions Committee Randen Curlin

Koogler Prize Kirsten Stephenson (Outstanding Volunteer)

President Gary Del Palacio Award Bill Coon (Given to Board Member)

2021

Sun Bowl Adult Flag Football Tournament Aaron Morals

Glasheen, Valles & Inderman Personal Injury Lawyers Sun Bowl Parade Float Construction Committee

Robin Kobren and Ray Olivas

Glasheen, Valles & Inderman Injury Lawyers Sun Bowl Parade Committee Ismael Legarreta

WestStar Don Haskins Sun Bowl Invitation Robin Kobren

Tony the Tiger Sun Bowl Media Welcome Committee Briana Nieto

Tony the Tiger Sun Bowl Game Day Committee Hailey Daubach

Tony the Tiger Sun Bowl PAC-12 Team Host Committee David Martinez

Tony the Tiger Sun Bowl Provisions Committee Raul Placencia

Koogler Prize Linda Lawson (Outstanding Volunteer)

President Gary Del Palacio Award Tony Valtier (Awarded to Board Member)

*Board of Directors and Advisors 2022-23 (ATTACHED IN SEPARATE LIST)

About the Sun Bowl Association:

The Sun Bowl Association is a 501 © 3 nonprofit volunteer organization. The Sun Bowl Association, with the help of more than 700 volunteers, promotes and serves the El Paso community and provides a year-round calendar of events. culminating year with the annual Tony the Tiger Sun Bowl football game. Other main Sun Bowl events include the Sun Bowl Flag Football Tournament, the Peter Piper Pizza Sun Bowl Punt, Pass and Kick, Glasheen, Valles and Inderman Injury Lawyers Sun Bowl Parade, the WestStar Don Haskins Sun Bowl Basketball Invitational and the Fan Party.

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