SBD/Issue 82/Sports Industrialists

Executive Transactions

As part of its restructuring announced yesterday, CNN named STEVE ROBINSON as Exec VP & GM of CNN/SI. Robinson will report to JIM WALTON, President of CNN Domestic Networks (CNN)....The MLB Cardinals promoted former Special Assistant to the GM BOB GEBHARD to VP/Special Assistant to the GM and named JOHN MOZELIAK as Dir of Baseball Operations (Cardinals)....The USOC named BLAIR TRIPODI as Dir of NGB Marketing. Previously, Tripodi was responsible for marketing Nike retail footwear and "balancing Nike brand values with the needs of the retailers" (BRANDWEEK, 1/15)....iMAGE 500 named JASON WISE as Manager of PR & Branding. Most recently, Wise served as Community Outreach Coordinator with The Relatives, Inc., a Charlotte-based youth services agency. In addition, Wise was a Marketing Assistant with Street & Smith's SportsBusiness Journal and a reporter for National Speed Sport News, a national racing trade publication (iMAGE 500)....St. Louis attorney WALTER LAMKIN was named Chair of the St. Louis Sports Commission, replacing Olympic Gold medalist JACKIE JOYNER-KERSEE, who is Chair Emeritus (St. Louis Sports Commission).

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