The San Diego Bowl Game Association, the nonprofit that puts on the Bridgepoint Education Holiday Bowl and San Diego County Credit Union Poinsettia Bowl football games in December, said April 4 that it named John Wertz its 2012 president.

Wertz, a former partner in the law firm of Wertz McDade Wallace Moot & Brower, takes over the job held by Chuck Wasker, who moved over as chairman of the SDBGA board.

Wertz McDade shut down operations last year.

Wertz joined the association committee in 2001 and was appointed to its board of directors in 2008. He served as the co-chair of the team selection committee in 2009 and 2010.