Robert N. Shelton, Fiesta Bowl executive director, resigns

SCOTTSDALE, AZ - The executive director of the Fiesta Bowl announced his resignation Tuesday after his time trying to reestablish public trust in the organization.

Shelton was appointed Executive Director on June 13, 2011, following an illegal campaign contribution scheme involving former CEO John Junker.

Junker told authorities he conspired with others to ask bowl employees to make campaign contributions.

Shelton stepped in and led the bowl into the College Football Playoff. 

"I have truly enjoyed serving the organization during a difficult time and feel confident we have placed the organization in a solid position for the future," Shelton said.

Shelton will return to Tucson to become the president of the Research Corporation for Science Advancement.

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