“Through growing up in South Florida and then attending Florida State, I became very familiar with the Orange Bowl. “It’s truly an honor that my colleagues have put me in line to lead the Committee during this interesting time in college football,” Pittman said, noting that most committee members are based in South Florida. “I’m the first person living outside of Miami to be elected as a future president.”
Pittman has been a member of the Orange Bowl Committee since 2005 and has served on a number of subcommittees including Football Host, Marketing, Governmental Relations and Team Outings. Most recently, he served as the chair for the organization’s Ad Hoc Strategic Planning Committee, charged with examining the future of the Orange Bowl Committee within the new College Football Playoff structure and providing recommendations to the OBC for one of South Florida’s oldest and most anticipated annual events, the Capital One Orange Bowl.
“I look forward to helping the Orange Bowl Committee stay at the top tier of college football while continuing to enhance the South Florida community and significantly investing in our youth,” said Pittman.
During his presidency, he will oversee the Orange Bowl Committee as it hosts the College Football Playoff Semifinal at the Capital One Orange Bowl for the second time.