EXECUTIVE TRANSACTIONS: EXITS AND ENTRANCES IN TEXAS
Published October 11, 1994
DOUG MELVIN was named new Rangers GM. Melvin had been Assistant Orioles GM (Mult., 10/11). Meanwhile, Rangers Dir of Marketing MARTY CONWAY's resignation was announced. Team officials said Conway left for "personal reasons" (FORT WORTH STAR-TELEGRAM, 10/7)....ED LYNCH has been named the Cubs' fourth GM in eight years (CHICAGO TRIBUNE, 10/10).... The Baseball Network's VP of Sales JED PETRICK is now head of media sales for Warner Brothers' new WP Television Network. Petrick was at Fox Sports before TBN....DDB Needham's New York and Chicago media departments have consolidated under single management by PAGE THOMPSON, the new U.S. Media Director at DDB Needham Worldwide, New York (AD AGE, 10/10 issue)....DRT Industries Chair ROBERT LEVY has been named Chair of the Philadelphia Sports Congress. The Congress is part of the Philadelphia Convention and Visitors Bureau and aims to attract sports events and sports-related conventions (PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER, 10/10)....Cox Enterprises has named DAVID EASTERLY president and CEO (WALL STREET JOURNAL, 10/10)....Phillies GM LEE THOMAS is reported to be "lapping the field" in the competition to become new Cardinals' GM. Cardinals President Mark Lamping spoke to Thomas by phone yesterday and indicated another discussion will take place "probably today or tomorrow" (PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER, 10/11).