SBD/Issue 55/Sports Industrialists

Executive Transactions

The SPORTSBUSINESS JOURNAL's Daniel Kaplan reports STEVE SHERWYN has resigned as Managing Dir of SG Cowen's sports lending practice, "and the elimination of the position is directly related to the decline in business." RANDY CAMPBELL will remain as Managing Dir of the group, which now has four employees (SBJ, 12/2 issue)....MARTIN EDWARDS has quit the Manchester United BOD and will step down as Chair at the end of the season. In London, Mihir Bose reported that the "immediate cause is the publication in a Sunday newspaper of allegations concerning the behaviour" of Edwards and Newcastle United Dir DOUGLAS HALL while in Geneva for the draw of the second round of the Champions League. Edwards is "not likely to be replaced" (London TELEGRAPH, 11/30)....The Coyotes have named RON WOODBRIDGE as Senior VP & GM of Glendale Arena. Woodbridge served from '97-'02 as VP & GM of the Rose Garden in Portland (Coyotes)....The American Bar Association has appointed former Twins VP CLARK GRIFFITH as Chair of its Sports Law Division (PIONEER PRESS, 12/1)....Dallas-based SQUIRES SPORTS GROUP has hired LYLE JACKSON of N.Y.-based Broadway Video "to help create original sports and entertainment programming" (DALLAS MORNING NEWS, 11/30).

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