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Published November 28, 1995
Former Blue Jay GM PAT GILLICK was named GM of the Orioles yesterday (Mult., 11/28). After Gillick's hiring, it was learned that O's Asst GM FRANK ROBINSON offered his resignation several weeks ago, but Owner PETER ANGELOS would not accept it. Robinson, who praised Gillick's hiring, said it was likely he would soon resign (Baltimore SUN, 11/28). ....Easton promoted MIKE VAN ALSTYNE to VP/Sales. He had previously served as National Sales Manager (Easton).... According to Minneapolis STAR TRIBUNE's Sid Hartman, a leading candidate for Twins VP/Marketing is local "advertising genius" BILL HILLSMAN. While working for Sen. Paul Wellstone's senate campaign, Hillsman wrote the politically famous "Looking for Rudy" TV ads (STAR TRIBUNE, 11/27)....JEFF JORDAN has been promoted to VP & CFO of The Disney Store (L.A. BUSINESS JOURNAL, 11/13 issue)....ANDREW GURTIS has been named Dir of Licensing for Int'l Speedway Corp. Gurtis was marketing director. BARBARA LAWRENCE replaces Gurtis as director (AUTOWEEK, 11/27 issue).