Tournament of Roses Executive Director Resigns

Citing personal reasons, Scott McKibben resigned Thursday as the executive director of the Tournament of Roses.

Tournament of Roses COO William B. Flinn will take over as interim executive director.

“With our excellent volunteers, our very capable management committee and Tournament of Roses staff support, we anticipate a smooth transition leading to a successful 123rd Tournament of Roses Parade and 98th Rose Bowl Game,” Tournament of Roses president Rick Jackson said in a statement.

The former Los Angeles Times Media Group executive was hired in 2009, replacing Mitch Dorger.