SBD/Issue 147/Sports Industrialists

Executive Transactions

WUSA NAMES FIRST CFO: The WUSA named RICH COIRO as CFO. Coiro spent the past 11-plus years with the NBA, where he developed the financial infrastructure for licensing, event management, cash management, strategic sourcing and the daily operation of the finance department (WUSA).

EXECS: USA Boxing named former MLB Rangers President MICHAEL STONE as Exec Dir (USA Boxing)....CART named RICHARD HENLEY as Senior VP/Marketing and also named five-time Emmy Award winning TV producer/dir CHARLIE STARK as Exec Producer of CART racing as it continues to expand its efforts to enhance the entertainment aspects (CART)....Kaleidoscope named MICHAEL COHEN as VP/Sponsorship Sales. Cohen managed advertising for a network of sports-related Web sites at Broadband Sports (Kaleidoscope)....The Chargers named JOHN SHEAN as VP/Sales & Marketing. Most recently, Shean was VP/Sales for the NFL Cardinals (Chargers)....The Sporting News named MICHAEL DITTELMAN as Associate Dir of Marketing. Dittelman's last day with USA Today Baseball Weekly is today (THE DAILY)....In Topeka, Ric Anderson writes Univ. of KS AD BOB FREDERICK resigned yesterday. After he "discontinued men's tennis and men's swimming and diving to ward off a projected budget deficit, dissatisfaction among fans spilled over into Internet message boards, hostile e-mails to Frederick's office and radio talk show." He will teach full time in the School of Education (CAPITAL-JOURNAL, 4/27).

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