Greg Orchard Named Chair of 2024-25 ReliaQuest Bowl

May 1, 2024


Tampa, FL -- The Tampa Bay Bowl Association has announced that Greg Orchard has been elected to the post of Chair of the Board of Directors of the ReliaQuest Bowl, the major college bowl game held annually in Tampa. Greg is a former CPA and retired as CFO of Visit Tampa Bay. He has previously served as Vice Chair and Treasurer of the bowl board and has been a volunteer and a member of the Board of Directors for thirty-five years.

"I am excited to serve in this leadership position with the ReliaQuest Bowl," stated Orchard. "The tremendous impact the bowl has each year on our local economy, combined with its ongoing contributions to local community charities, has made this bowl a true treasure for the Tampa Bay region. I am proud to be involved with such an amazing organization."

Additional officers of the board for the 2024-25 bowl include: Glenn Fasani, Ameriprise Financial, as Vice Chairman; Mindi Richter, Partner, Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP, as Vice Chair of Pinellas County; Cheryl Kleiman, Regional Vice President, Flexential as Vice Chair of Hillsborough County; and Kyle Burd, Senior Vice President & Managing Director of Cousins Properties as Secretary.

New additions to the Bowl's Board of Directors include Julie Leonard, CEO of Lake Michigan Credit Union (LMCU), and Bill Merchant, Senior Director of Philanthropy, Quest, Inc.

About the ReliaQuest Bowl:

The ReliaQuest Bowl continues a 38-year tradition in the Tampa Bay community and will host teams from the Southeastern Conference and Big Ten Conference in Raymond James Stadium. Over its history it has brought more than a million out of market visitors to the region while creating an estimated $1.2 billion in economic impact and distributing $176 million to universities. It has also contributed more than $4 million to local charities since 2016 through its Charitable Giving Initiative. For information on the bowl go to or call 813-874-BOWL.