Executive Director, Hawai'i Bowl & Hawaiian Airlines Diamond Head Classic
Daryl Garvin was named executive director of the Hawai’i Bowl, a postseason college football bowl game, and the Hawaiian Airlines Diamond Head Classic, an eight-team men’s college basketball tournament, in May 2015. The annual events, owned and operated by ESPN Events, are held in December in Honolulu.
Garvin joined the Hawai’i Bowl in 2008 as director of operations, and most recently held the role of associate executive director, which he held since 2009. He was also the associate executive director of the Hawaiian Airlines Diamond Head Classic since its inception that same year. Garvin also served as associate director of the Hawaiian Islands Invitational, the international soccer tournament owned and operated by the former ESPN Regional Television, now ESPN Events.
Before joining ESPN, Garvin worked for Coldwell Banker Pacific Properties in Honolulu and vice president of Chesapeake Concerts, a Washington, D.C.-based entertainment organization for which he presented touring Broadway theatricals and concert events nationwide.
Previously, Garvin served four years in the United States Army (1978 to 1982), reaching the rank of Sergeant. After exiting the military, he began his professional career in Washington D.C., where he managed the historic Warner Theatre. He later managed the Pier Six Concert Pavilion in Baltimore.
A native of Washington, D.C. area, Garvin received an associate in arts degree from Montgomery College in 1984, and also attended the University of Maryland. As a treasurer of The Hawai’i Bowl Foundation, Garvin actively supports the organization’s mission to assist Hawai’i-based 501(c)3s, especially nonprofits providing services to Hawaii’s youth.