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EXECUTIVE TRANSACTIONS OLYMPICS - FORMER NCAA EXEC DIRECTOR SCHULTZ FAVORITE TO HEAD UP USOC
Published April 24, 1995
The Orange County Sports Association board of directors last week voted to hire the Lindquist Group marketing company, run by former Disneyland President JACK LINDQUIST, to operate, market and manage the Association, which has run up a $1.5M deficit. Lindquist promised to bolster membership and find major sponsors for the Hall of Fame and the Freedom Bowls, both of which have pulled the OCSA deeper into debt (ORANGE COUNTRY REGISTER, 4/21)....JOE MCCARTHY has been promoted from Nike's North American Ad Director to Worldwide Ad Director, a new position (AD AGE, 4/24 issue). ....The National Association of Professional Baseball League is taking applications for the position of MEDIA RELATIONS DIRECTOR. If interested, contact them by June 1 (NAPBL). -end- Former NCAA Exec Dir Dick Schultz has emerged as the favorite to be USOC Exec Dir. Although Schultz "has been tainted since being forced to resign" over allegations he knew of an improper loan program for athletes at UVA, "some insiders" believe the USOC will choose someone over 60 -- and Schultz is the only candidate who fits that description. Also on the list of candidates to be interviewed: Interim USOC Exec Dir John Krimsky; Nike Sports Management President Terdema Ussery, a former CBA Commissioner; Dr. Ken Burnley, a superintendent of the Colorado Springs school district; Mike Jacki, chief fund-raiser of U.S. Skiing; Bill Tutt, a Colorado Spring business leader; and Merrily Dean Baker, former AD at Michigan State and Princeton. The position has been open since when Harvey Schiller left to become President of Turner Sports (ATLANTA CONSTITUTION, 4/23).