Published July 25, 1995
Agent JACK MULA has been named General Counsel and Exec VP for Boston's Bob Woolf Associates (Bob Woolf Associates). ....In Houston, Alan Truex reports that "the reluctance" of Padres President LARRY LUCCHINO to extend the contract of GM RANDY SMITH, has led to speculation that Smith will not stay on after this year. Smith could move on to the Astros where his father, TAL SMITH, is President (HOUSTON CHRONICLE, 7/23)....Raycom has added STEVEN TUCKER as Account Exec in its New York office, RALPH GRAY as FL General Sales Manager and MITCHELL MORRALL as Dir of Communications/Special Projects at its Ft. Lauderdale office (Raycom)....Fila USA has named JOHN HOOVER, formerly with Head Sportswear, as Managing Dir of Golf....SCOTT WELLINGTON of PGA of America will move from Marketing Dir of the Southern CA section to Exec Dir of the CO Section on September 1 (GOLFWEEK, 7/22). ....JAY FEASTER, formerly GM of Hersheypark Arena and Stadium and the AHL Hershey Bears, has been named President and GM of the Bears. Feaster will also become Dir of Legal Affairs for Hershey Entertainment & Resort Co. and continue to serve as Corporate Spokesperson (HERCO)....USA Baseball has named JACK DUGGAN as Publicist for the USA Baseball Junior Team for the '95 season (USA Baseball)....CATHERINE JESSUP was named CFO of Topps Co. She was most recently Dir of Planning for PepsiCo Int'l. Jessup succeeds JOHN PERILLO who has been named to the new position of VP/Operations, responsible for manufacturing, sports operations, and graphic services (WALL STREET JOURNAL, 7/25)....BILL LAIMBEER has been appointed Co-Chair of the Detroit Sports Commission. He replaces Detroit businessman and ex-Piston DAVE BING (CRAIN'S DETROIT BUSINESS, 7/23 issue).