Published March 3, 1998
BRANDWEEK's Terry Lefton reports that SI's Dir of International Publishing & Olympics MERRILL SQUIRES is leaving to become a partner in Dallas-based The Marketing Arm (BRANDWEEK, 3/2)....The LPGA named ERIC ALBRECHT as Dir of Operations for the Teaching & Club Professional Division. Albrecht was with the National Kidney Foundation (LPGA). ...DC-based architecture and engineering firm STAR Alliance has named LAURIN MCCRACKEN as its first CEO. McCracken comes from HNTB where he directed the firm's national and int'l marketing services program (STAR Alliance). PROMOTIONS AND APPOINTMENTS IN TORONTO: The Blue Jays made the following personnel moves: Promoted VP/GM GORD ASH and VP/Business BOB NICHOLSON to Exec VPs, promoted HOWARD STARKMAN to VP/Media Relations; GEORGE HOLM to VP/Sales & Operations and SUSAN QUIGLEY to VP/Finance & Administration. The team also named RICK AMUS as Dir of Corporate Publishing, PETER COSENTINO as Dir of Communications and GARY ANDERSON as Dir of Merchandising (SportsTicker, 3/3).