The CFP Foundation is governed by a Board of Directors, which includes the commissioners of the ten FBS Conferences and the athletics director at the University of Notre Dame. In addition, the Executive Director, Chief Operating Officer, and Chief Financial Officer of College Football Playoff serve as officers.


Mike Aresco – Commissioner (American Athletic)

Karl Benson – Commissioner (Sun Belt)

Bob Bowlsby – Commissioner (Big 12)*

Jim Delany – Commissioner (Big Ten)

Judy MacLeod - Commissioner (C-USA)

Greg Sankey - Commissioner (SEC)

Larry Scott – Commissioner (Pac-12)

Jon Steinbrecher – Commissioner (MAC)

Jack Swarbrick – Athletics Director (Notre Dame)*

John Swofford – Commissioner (ACC)

Craig Thompson – Commissioner (Mountain West)*

*Serves on CFP Philanthropy Committee

Apr 16, 2016; Fort Worth, TX, USA;  Oklahoma Sooners gymnast Chayse Capps (502) competes on the vault during the team finals of the 2016 NCAA Women's Gymnastics Championships at Fort Worth Convention Center Arena. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports


Bill Hancock – Executive Director (College Football Playoff)

Michael Kelly – Chief Operating Officer (College Football Playoff

Dave Marmion – Chief Financial Officer (College Football Playoff)


BRITTON BANOWSKY, Executive Director

Britton Banowsky was named the first Executive Director of the College Football Playoff (CFP) Foundation in July 2015. He leads the organization’s philanthropic initiative, as well as its capstone project, Extra Yard for Teachers (EYFT). Banowsky’s role includes enhancing the CFP Foundation, as well as building sustainability for the program.

Prior to his role with the CFP Foundation, Banowsky served as commissioner of Conference USA for 13 years and was a member of the CFP Board of Directors. A licensed attorney, Banowsky was general counsel for the Big 12 Conference for six years. From 1993 - 1996, he was commissioner of the Southland Conference.

Outside of the CFP Foundation, Banowsky has been involved with many public service programs in Dallas. He served on the Dallas Mayor’s Task Force on Poverty, is one of three officers of a new nonprofit to transform neighborhoods in Dallas, has been president of the Heart of Dallas, and chaired the Dallas Commission on Homelessness.

Born in Los Angeles, he is a graduate of the University of Oklahoma, where he earned both a business and a law degree. Banowsky and his wife, Cindy, have three children: Kendall, Brit and Wade, as well as two grandchildren, Cora and Winn.