2017-19 Chairman of the Board

Steven Leach, Executive Director of Business Development, Learfield

Steven D. Leach recently joined Learfield as Executive Director of Business Development where he supports the company’s core collegiate business managing multimedia rights and sponsorship initiatives for nearly 130 institutions, conferences and arenas nationwide.  Prior to Learfield, Leach was an equity partner in the law firm of Jones, Skelton and Hochuli. Leach spent 30 years of practice representing corporate and public entities in Arizona on a wide variety of legal issues, although his practice over the last decade focused on representing employers on employment practices liability matters. Leach routinely spoke at national, regional and local conferences on issues relating to the management of employment practices risk.

Leach became a member of the Fiesta Bowl Committee in 2006 and was recognized as the “Rookie of the Year.” He held several leadership roles in the Fiesta Bowl Committee including being Committee Chair for the 2010-11 season.  He was invited to the Fiesta Bowl Board of Directors in 2011 and became Chairman of the Board in 2017.

Leach grew up in Iowa, and he received his Bachelors of Arts from the University of Iowa in 1984 and graduated from the University of Iowa College of Law, with high distinction, in 1987. He currently resides with his family in Phoenix.