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Senior Bowl Staff


Executive Director

Phil Savage joined the Senior Bowl as its Executive Director in May of 2012 after working in the NFL as a coach, scout and executive for 20 years. As the Director of College Scouting and later as the Director of Player Personnel with the Baltimore Ravens, Savage helped assemble a roster that included 12 Pro Bowlers - and won Super Bowl XXXV. In his four years as General Manager of the Cleveland Browns he drafted or acquired five Pro Bowlers, including OT Joe Thomas and KR Josh Cribbs. He is a graduate of the University of the South - Sewanee and earned his Masters at the University of Alabama.


Director of Corporate Sponsorships and Brand Management

julie@seniorbowl.com | O: 251.445.6006 | C: 251.554.1697

Jeter joined the Reese's Senior Bowl in September of 2014 after a seven-year career with Mobile-based GoDaddy Bowl, where she was responsible for marketing and media relations. The Dallas native has lived in Mobile for nearly 25 years and has a background in marketing, advertising and client services. Julie is responsible for corporate sponsorships and brand management and brings 30 years of experience with her.


Director of Public Relations and Digital Media

rob@seniorbowl.com | O: 251.445.6260 | C: 251.648.0638

Rob Lehocky joined the Senior Bowl in December of 2012 after working 15 years as a television Sports Anchor. During his broadcasting career, he won more than 50 awards, including a National Edward R. Murrow Award, two Emmys and four Regional Murrow Awards. The Cal Poly-San Luis Obispo graduate has also been a freelance Cinematographer for NFL Films since 2007.


Director of Ticket Sales and Business Management

sonya@seniorbowl.com | O: 251.445.6009

Sonya Wakefield joined the Senior Bowl staff in October 2003. She is responsible for Ticket Operations, Game Week registration, the Charity Run School Program and Program Sales. Sonya earned a Bachelor's degree in General Business Management from Auburn University and has lived in the Mobile area since 1996.


Director of Hospitality Events and Community Outreach Programs

lauren@seniorbowl.com | O: 251.445.6007 | C: 334.201.8132

After working as an intern at the Senior Bowl, Lauren Taylor joined the staff full time in 2011. She coordinates all hospitality and community-related events as well as player travel and other logistics for game week. In addition, the Auburn University graduate handles all correspondence with Senior Bowl Committee members and various business duties.


Scouting Assistant

patrick@seniorbowl.com | O: 251.445.6279

Patrick Woo joined the Reese's Senior Bowl in July 2014 after working as an intern for the 2014 game. He is responsible for building the watch list and scouting the pool of players for the game roster through film and school visits while also handling other projects. He also assists the media director and serves as a liaison. He is a graduate of Penn State.