Steve Beck is the President & Executive Director of the Military Bowl Foundation, which is responsible for the operation of the Military Bowl presented by Northrop Grumman college football bowl game, Patriot Point and the DC Touchdown Club.
Beck has been in charge of the Military Bowl Foundation (previously known as the DC Bowl Committee) since its inaugural year in 2008. He is responsible for overseeing all aspects of the game, which is held each December. He serves as the Bowl’s liaison between the teams and conferences, guides team selections and negotiates all contracts. Beck’s responsibilities also include development of the Board of Directors, as well as oversight of the Bowl’s finances, sponsorships and marketing. Beck spearheaded the Bowl’s move to Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium in Annapolis in 2013 and the Bowl has thrived there since, generating more than $87 million in direct economic impact and playing before 96 percent stadium capacity.
In addition to the Military Bowl, Beck’s longstanding desire to recreate the DC Touchdown Club has made a significant impact on the Washington-area football community. The Touchdown Club brings together supporters from throughout the National Capital Region, hosts the annual 3M Awards Dinner and Annual Golf Tournament. In addition to spotlighting the top local high school and college players and coaches, the Awards Dinner has honored some of the greatest involved in the game, such as Mike Ditka, Jim Kelly and Lee Corso.
Both the Awards Dinner and the Golf Tournament benefit Patriot Point, which is the Military Bowl Foundation’s 290-acre retreat for wounded, ill and injured service members, their families and their caregivers on Maryland’s Eastern Shore. Beck played a driving force in the purchase of the property and establishment of Patriot Point. He solicited donations, including two Founding Partners as well as a grant from the State of Maryland, and worked to create short- and long-term plans for the property.
From 1998 to 2002, Beck served as Vice President of Sports America and assisted in producing the McDonald’s All-American Game, Capital Classic, Quarterback Club and various other events.