Thursday, January 21, 2010

NASHVILLE, Tenn., (March 26, 2009) – Gaylord Hotels Music City Bowl representatives announced today that the Board of Directors elected Christine Karbowiak, executive vice president, community and corporate relations for Bridgestone Americas, Inc. as 2009-10 chair.


“The Gaylord Hotels Music City Bowl continues to deliver positive results for our community and I am excited about the future,” said Karbowiak.  “I look forward to working with the board of directors and staff to continually make the Bowl one of the best event experiences in the country.”


Aubrey Harwell serves as immediate past chairman.  “Chris Karbowiak is one of Tennessee’s most talented community leaders and the board is thrilled to have her lead the organization moving forward,” said Aubrey Harwell, Neal & Harwell. 


The 2009-10 board of directors include:  Sue Atkinson, Atkinson Public Relations; Walt Baker, Greater Nashville Hotel & Lodging Association; Shannon Bowles, Nashville Marriott; Greg Burns; Vic Campbell, HCA; Kim Cocklin, Atmos Energy; Lew Conner, Waller Lansden Dortch & Davis; Dave Cooley, Cooley Public Strategies; Dan Crockett, Franklin American Mortgage Company; Emmett Edwards, Metro Sports Authority; Howard Gentry, Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce; Rebecca Paul Hargrove, Tennessee State Lottery Corporation; Aubrey Harwell, Neal & Harwell; Bob Hensley; Kelvin Jones, Metro Human Relations Commission; Joe Kelley; Brad Lampley, Adams and Reese; Don MacLachlan, Tennessee Titans; Richard Pinson, Crescent Holdings; Dale Polley; Colin Reed, Gaylord Entertainment Company; Ron Samuels, Avenue Bank; Irby Simpkins; Butch Spyridon, Nashville Convention & Visitors Bureau; Terry Turner, Pinnacle Financial Partners; Evette White, White Thompson LLC, and Toby Wilt, TSW Investment Company. 


For more information call the Bowl office at (615) 743-3130 or visit the Bowl online at




About the Bowl:


The Gaylord Hotels Music City Bowl (501 (c)3 non-profit organization) is an annual post-season collegiate bowl featuring the Atlantic Coast and Southeastern Conferences. Televised nationally to millions of viewers and listeners on ESPN and Nevada Sports Radio Network, the Bowl is Nashville’s Holiday Tradition.  For more information, call the Bowl office at 615-743-3130 or visit the Bowl online at