SBD/Issue 91/Sports Industrialists

Executive Transactions

Jazz Senior VP & CMO JAY FRANCIS will resign to become a Mission President for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, effective July 1 (Jazz)....Robert Morris Univ. named former Pirates Dir of Promotions & Advertising RICHARD ORIENZA CEO of the Island Sports Center, an athletic and entertainment venue open to students and the general public (PITTSBURGH BUSINESS TIMES, 1/31 issue)....NYRA Dir of Communications GLEN MATHES has officially retired after 23 years at NYRA, including 14 as Dir of Communications (, 1/30)....In this week’s SPORTSBUSINESS JOURNAL, Terry Lefton reports MasterCard Dir of Global Marketing Communications MARC LEVY has joined Cohn & Wolfe, N.Y., where he will work on the firm’s American Express account, among others. Lefton also reports Octagon has hired former PGA Tour player ROBERT WRENN and former Univ. of Kentucky golf coach DAN UTLEY for its Richmond-based golf division. Wrenn will handle player management and Utley will help recruit amateur golfers (SBJ, 1/31 issue).

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