The 59th AutoZone Liberty Bowl has named its president. Leigh Shockey, chairman and CEO of Drexel Chemical Co., was elected president of the 2017 AutoZone Liberty Bowl Festival Assoc. 

“Leigh has been a strong supporter and advocate of the Bowl and all our activities for many years,” said Steve Ehrhart, executive director of the AutoZone Liberty Bowl, in a release. “We’re excited about the energy, enthusiasm, and dedication Leigh brings to the AutoZone Liberty Bowl.”

The game will pair the Big 12 against the SEC. The game date is still to be determined.

In addition to Shockey’s appointment, the following people were also named 2017 officers: Scott Barber, chairman; Bill Kinkade, vice president; Bill Giles, secretary; Chris Moore, treasurer.

“One of the AutoZone Liberty Bowl’s key missions is to showcase Memphis to the rest of the world through the various year-round community events conducted by the association,” said Shockey in a release. “I’m proud to serve as president this year, as our events shine a positive light on Memphis and create community pride for local citizens. In addition, we will continue to share the life-saving message of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital through our events during the year.”

Memphis Business Journal