Mike Nealy

The Fiesta Bowl has appointed Mike Nealy executive director. Most recently, Nealy served as president and chief operating officer of the Phoenix Coyotes and has been with the NHL franchise and Jobing.com Arena for the past eight years.

“Mike has a proven track record of strong leadership and business success,” said Andy McCain, Fiesta Bowl chairman of the board. “His extensive experience in sports marketing and professional development make him an ideal fit to lead our organization into the new era of college football.”

Nealy has agreed to a three-year contract and will take office immediately.