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Hanneke selected to lead MAACO Bowl Las Vegas

The MAACO Bowl Las Vegas is two months away, and the game finally has a leader.

Dan Hanneke, an executive at Anheuser-Busch Inc., on Friday was named as the bowl’s new executive director. He replaces Tina Kunzer-Murphy, who resigned Aug. 8 after heading up the game since 2001.

The Las Vegas bowl is Dec. 22 at Sam Boyd Stadium. It pits the top choice of the Mountain West Conference against the fifth selection of the Pac-12.

“I am excited to build on the 21-year tradition of the Las Vegas Bowl with ESPN, and our committee, as we continue to showcase Las Vegas with all the excitement and entertainment that it has to offer,” Hanneke said in a statement.

Hanneke was vice president and general manager the past eight years of Anheuser-Busch in Las Vegas. He was with the company for 21 years.

Contact reporter Mark Anderson at manderson@reviewjournal.com or 702-387-2914. Follow him on Twitter: @markanderson65.

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