SBD/4/Sports Industrialists

EXECUTIVE TRANSACTIONS

     SHAWN HUNTER yesterday announced he will leave Colorado Ski
Country USA to become COO of the NHL Jets when they move to
Phoenix for '96-97.  Hunter, 32, will become one of the youngest
chief execs in all of pro sports (DENVER POST, 1/3)....RODNEY
SCOTT has joined F.A.M.E. as a Marketing Manager.  He will be
responsible for local and regional marketing of clients.  Scott
comes from the Durham Bulls (F.A.M.E.)....CARL MARSALIS resigned
as GM of Astrodome USA.  He will be replaced on an interim basis
by SKIP BALCOMBE, former Astros VP/Sales & Marketing (HOUSTON
CHRONICLE, 1/4). ....The Padres promoted FRED UHLMAN to Assistant
GM.  He had been Special Asst to the GM (WASHINGTON POST,
1/4)....JAY LINDEN has been named VP-Director of Daytime/Late
Night Sales at NBC.  He was Dir of Olympic Sales for NBC's
coverage of the '96 Summer Games (AD AGE ONLINE, 1/4)....The MLS
D.C. United have named the following: STRICK HEILMAN as Dir of
Business Development & Marketing; STEPHEN ZACK as Dir of Media &
Promotions; BEAU WRIGHT as Dir/Commun.; and FRED MATTHES as Dir
of Ticket Sales (United)....DICKIE VAN METER has resigned from
Iowa City-based Licencing Resource Group to establish "Market
Maker," a marketing and merchandising company.  DICK RADEMAKER
will assume the role of President for LRG (Licensing Resource
Group).
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