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News Feature Stories Mike Matthiessen Elected President of 2016 Tournament of Roses; Reveals Parade Theme â€œFind Your Adventureâ€ Revealed as 2016 Rose ParadeÂ® Theme From STAFF REPORTS Published on Thursday, January 15, 2015 | 9:16 pm The Pasadena Tournament of RosesÂ® Board of Directors confirmed Mike Matthiessen as president for the 2015-2016 Tournament year in a ceremony tonight. Matthiessen will provide leadership for the 127th RoseÂ Parade presented by Honda and the 102nd Rose Bowl GameÂ® presented by Northwestern Mutual on Friday, January 1, 2016.Matthiessen announced â€œFind Your Adventureâ€ as the theme for the 127th Rose Parade. “This theme has grown out of a unique relationship between the Pasadena Tournament of Roses and the U.S. National Park Service. The 2016 Rose Parade will help shine light on the centennial celebration of our nationâ€™s national parks,â€ shared Matthiessen. “As proponents of the American spirit, we encourage people to find beauty in the landscape that builds the backdrop of their lives. From coast-to-coast, we will addÂ stories of adventure to our collection while protecting our unique heritage and looking to the future.”Matthiessen has been a volunteer member of the Tournament of Roses since 1979 and was appointed a Tournament Chairman in 2000 and a Tournament Director in 2003. Throughout his extensive Tournament career, Matthiessen has served on and chaired several Tournament of Roses committees including Communications & Credentials, Coronation/VIP Tailgate, Decorating Places and Parade Operations. He was elected to the Executive Committee in 2008.Professionally, Matthiessen is the general manager for Space Bank, Ltd. in Pasadena. In addition to his many years of service for the Tournament of Roses, Matthiessen is the past president of the Pasadena Optimist Club and a former board member of Foothill Vocational Opportunities and the San Marino Tennis Foundation. He is also a past member of the Pasadena Jaycees, Boysâ€™ Club Advisory Council, PasadenaÂ Kiwanis Club and the South El Monte Rotary Club. Prior to joining the Tournament, he participated as a float observer in the 1967 Rose Parade and a float driver in the 1969 Parade.Matthiessen was born in Pasadena and attended Pasadena City College and San Diego State University. He and his wife, Ann, have three adult children, Lisa, Jennie and Greg. His interests include tennis, golf, reading, gardening, bike riding and watching sports on television.About the Pasadena Tournament of RosesThe Pasadena Tournament of Roses is a volunteer organization that annually hosts the Rose Parade, the Rose Bowl GameÂ® and a variety of associated events. The Tournamentâ€™s 935 volunteer members act as ambassadors of the organization within the community and serve on one of 31 committees that ensure the success of the parade and game. Collectively, they contribute upwards of 80,000 hours of manpower each year. The 127th Rose Parade presented by Honda and themed â€œFind Your Adventureâ€ will take place Friday, January 1, 2016, followed by the 102nd Rose Bowl Game presented by Northwestern Mutual. For additional information on the Tournament of Roses please visit the official website at www.tournamentofroses.com. Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Subscribe 0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Name (required) Mail (required) (not be published) Website Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Make a comment Top of the News First Heatwave Expected Next Week HerbeautyIs It Bad To Give Your Boyfriend An Ultimatum?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty8 Easy Exotic Meals Anyone Can MakeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyTips From A Professional Stylist On How To Look Stunning In 2020HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty8 Simple Steps To Catch Your Crush’s Eye On InstagramHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyBohemian Summer: How To Wear The Boho Trend RightHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyNutritional Strategies To Ease AnxietyHerbeautyHerbeauty Community News Community News Business News EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS More Cool Stuff Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m.