Published April 3, 1997
PETER BARTON has resigned as President & CEO of Liberty Media Corp. to form a new entertainment programming company. ROBERT BENNETTE, Exec VP and CFO of Liberty, will succeed Barton (L.A. TIMES, 4/3)....MCI named ANDY DEAS GM for MCI Racing, where he will oversee all MCI Racing sponsorships. Previously, Deas was VP/Sales & Client Services for CART (MCI)....BARRY SMITH was named VP/GM of Orca Bay Sports and Entertainment. Smith had been GM of the Vancouver Trade and Convention Centre (CALGARY HERALD, 4/1)....USA Basketball named ALYSIAH BOND Dir/Special Projects (USA Basketball). ...Raycom Sports named WILLIAM ALLMENDINGER VP/Programming & Distribution. Allmendinger had spent six years at Tribune Entertainment (Raycom Sports)....Kiel Center President & CEO WILLIAM HAVILUK has left his post to become President of Legoland Carlsbad, CA, a theme park scheduled to break ground later this month (SAN DIEGO UNION-TRIBUNE, 4/2).