Published April 9, 1997
SportsChannel Chicago named REX LARDNER Asst. GM/VP of Programming. Prior to joining SportsChannel, Lardner was Associate Commissioner for Conference USA for the last year and a half (SportsChannel)....Silverman Media & Marketing Group named MARY KAY MELVIN Senior Account Exec. Melvin will focus on sports and entertainment accounts (Silverman). ...ROBERT GUTKOWSKI, President & CEO of The Marquee Group, will serve a second term as Chair of the IRTS Foundation Sports Division (IRTS)....MN-based Rollerblade Inc. named DENNIS SHAFER President & CEO, replacing JOHN HETTERICK. Shafer had been Senior VP/Marketing & Int'l for the past year (Minneapolis/St. Paul CITY BUSINESS, 4/7 issue).