SBD/Issue 88/Sports Industrialists

Executive Transactions

The VANOC BOD ratified the appointment of DONNA WILSON as VP/HR, effective immediately. Wilson replaces JEFF CHAN who “resigned suddenly in November shortly after he was appointed to the job” (VANCOUVER SUN, 1/24).

MEDIA: ESPN & ABC Sports named PATRICIA BETRON Senior VP/Multimedia Sales (CABLE FAX DAILY, 1/26)....ESPN also named MICHAEL MULONE Dir of the Great Outdoor Games. Previously, Mulone was Sports & Tourism Marketing Manager at the Charlotte County (FL) Visitor’s Bureau (THE DAILY)....FSN South PR Coordinator JASON BROWN is leaving the network to become Marketing Coordinator for Georgia-based baseball software company ScorePAD (FSN South).

GOLF: The PGA Tour named American Golf Foundation Exec Dir JOHN FLASCHNER Dir of PR & Communications for the Tournament Players Club Network (TPC). Flaschner will be responsible for spearheading the TPC’s numerous PR initiatives, facilitating internal and external communications within TPC and the PGA Tour, and assisting in the planning and programming of GOLF 20/20 (PGA Tour)....The Canadian Professional Golf Association (CPGA) named former PGA Tour player DAN HALLDORSON Deputy Dir and RICK JANES Commissioner. Janes is a former Exec Dir of the CPGA (TORONTO SUN, 1/26)....The Royal Canadian Golf Association (RCGA) named JOANNA MARCOVICI Sponsorship Manager. Most recently, Marcovici was an exec with the sponsorship group at NBA Canada (RCGA).

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