SBD/Issue 222/Sports Industrialists

Executive Transactions

IMG named SAMUEL ZUSSMAN VP/Business Operations for IMG Sports & Entertainment. Zussman, who will be based in N.Y. and report to IMG Sports & Entertainment President GEORGE PYNE, was most recently Senior Engagement Manager at McKinsey & Co. (IMG).

LONE STAR RANGER: Magna Entertainment Corp. (MEC) named Lone Star Park President COREY JOHNSEN President of MEC Operations in the Southwest, where he will be responsible for Lone Star Park, Remington Park and all MEC governmental activities in Texas and Oklahoma. Johnsen also currently serves as Thoroughbred Racing Associations President (MEC).

FRANCHISE: The Bruins named DAN ZIMMER VP/Business Operations. Most recently, Zimmer was VP & Treasurer of Bruins parent Delaware North Cos. (Bruins)....The Braves named PAUL SNYDER Dir of Baseball Operations and KURT KEMP Dir of Player Development. Kemp replaces J.J. PICOLLO, who had been serving as Acting Dir of Player Development (Braves)....The Royals named Picollo Dir of Player Development and RENE FRANCISCO Special Assistant to the GM for Int’l Operations (Royals)....In Washington, Barry Svrluga cited sources as saying that Nationals Assistant Dir of Player Development NICK MANNO’s contract will not be renewed (WASHINGTON POST, 8/13).

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