TofR names David Eads to lead Rose Parade
Rose Parade officials announced Thursday the Tournament of Roses has chosen a new executive director who will take over day-to-day operations in February.
David Eads, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating officer for the Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce replaces William B. Flinn, who has been a part of the TofR for 36 years.
The announcement was made in a press release issued Thursday evening. Lance Tibbet, The TofR’s Executive Vice President and Chair of the Executive Search Committee included some remarks on Flinn’s lengthy career.
“Bill has been an invaluable asset to the Association and community,” Tibet said. His years of dedication and knowledge have established and reinforced countless relationships and will be an indelible part of our organization.”
Eads has attended every Rose parade since 2000 when he moved to Los Angeles from Wichita Kansas, where he grew up. He was Executive Vice President of the Wichita Convention & Visitors Bureau for 10 years and developed the Greater Wichita Sports Commission.
“We are pleased to welcome David to the Tournament family,” Tibbet said.