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Angels VP/Sales & Marketing KEN WACHTER will leave his job and become Exec VP of Promotion Management Inc., a WI- based marketing company (ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER, 6/1). ...NFLP promoted STEVE PHELPS from Senior Dir to VP/Corporate Sponsorships; DOUG QUINN from Dir to VP/Int'l Sponsorships....Former NHL licensing exec FRED SCALERA has left as USOC Dir of Licensing/Merchandising to take a VP/Licensing job with Fruit of the Loom....Old Iron Sports & Entertainment named ROBERT SCHUPLER as Marketing Dir (Terry Lefton, BRANDWEEK, 6/1)....The ECHL Trenton franchise named BRIAN MCKENNA as a Special Consultant to the ownership group. McKenna was most recently Exec VP & GM of the AHL Carolina Monarchs (ECHL Trenton)....The Globetrotters hired VERNON FORD as Exec VP/Sales & Marketing (Globetrotters).
REAL QUIET jockey KENT DESORMEAUX was a guest on the "Tonight Show" last night. Desormeaux said that when he was young he wanted to be a basketball star, not a jockey: "Everybody else idolizes MICHAEL JORDAN. He ain't nothing. MUGGSY BOGUES is my man" ("Tonight Show," NBC, 6/1). Real Quiet Owner MIKE PEGRAM owns 22 McDonald's franchises in WA (N.Y. DAILY NEWS, 6/2)....Disney Chair MICHAEL EISNER's management style is examined by Eller & Bates in the L.A. TIMES, who write that "[s]ome wonder whether the company's corporate culture and the man at the helm ... aren't to blame for all the turnover at the top in recent years" (L.A. TIMES, 6/2)....TIGER WOODS withdrew from this weekend's Kemper Open yesterday due to a bad back. Kemper Open Chair BEN BRUNDRED said last week that the tournament expected an increase in attendance of 20,000-30,000 if Woods played and called the news "a downer" (WASHINGTON POST, 6/2)....Former Univ. of MN basketball player SAM JACOBSON has become the first basketball client of JIM LEHMAN's Signature Sports. Attorney ROB METCALF will work with the firm on basketball representation (Minneapolis STAR TRIBUNE, 5/30).