(Honolulu-AP) -- Veteran television executive Dick Schaller is the new owner of the Hula Bowl. Former bowl chairman and chief executive officer Lenny Klompus cut ties with the college all-star game on Maui this week after operating the game for nine years.
Klompus gave up the post after being named senior advisor of communications for Governor-elect Linda Lingle. Former Hula Bowl president Marcia Klompus has also resigned to assist her husband.
Lenny and Marcia Klompus took over management of the Hula Bowl from the University of Hawaii Foundation in 1994. In 1997, after being played 50 years in Honolulu, the game was moved to War Memorial Stadium on Maui. Schaller has served on the bowl's advisory board for the past eight years.
Schaller is currently an independent consultant and recruiter for television and Internet projects in Honolulu and Seattle.
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