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Published June 1, 1998
ABC News CEO ROONE ARLEDGE announced Friday that after 21 years "he would turn over leadership" to the division's President, DAVID WESTIN, starting on Monday. Arledge, on his legacy: "ABC Sports hardly existed when I first started, and I built it into the greatest sports television organization there had ever been, at its peak" (N.Y. TIMES, 5/30). Arledge will remain Chair of ABC News and add the title of ABC Inc. Senior VP ("Business Center," CNBC, 5/29). Arledge will also continue as Dir of ESPN (N.Y. POST, 5/30). OTHER MOVES: Ascent Sports announced the following promotions: PAUL ANDREWS was promoted from Dir of Ticket Sales to VP/Ticket Sales & Operations; TAMARA MCMILLAN from Community Relations Assistant to Community Funds Manager; DAN SWEENEY from Sales Consultant to Ticket Sales Manager; CHE VIALPONDO from Season Ticket Holder Rep to Sales Consultant; CHRISTY BAIRD from Game Operations Coordinator to Promotions Manager and KIM ERWIN from Games Operations Coordinator to Community Events Manager. Also, HARLAN HENDRICKSON was named an Entertainment Coordinator (Ascent).