SBD/Issue 57/Sports Industrialists

Executive Transactions

Former CSTV execs DAN CHECKETTS, JOHN MELVILLE and BRYAN SEELEY have formed the independent consultancy Impact Sports & promoted Senior Dir & Exec Editor KEVIN JACKSON to VP & Exec Editor (THE DAILY)....The A’s named Sony Peripherals & Enhancements Group GM JIM LEAHEY VP/Sales & Marketing (A’s)....The Indians named former Rangers manager BUCK SHOWALTER Senior Advisor to Baseball Operations (Indians)....The Flyers promoted CHRIS PRYOR to Dir of Hockey Operations and named DON LUCE Dir of Player Development. DAVE BROWN remains Dir of Player Personnel. In Philadelphia, Tim Panaccio writes the move puts new GM PAUL HOLMGREN’s “stamp on a reorganization that began under Comcast-Spectacor President PETER LUUKKO as far back as last summer” (PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER, 12/4)....MLS FC Dallas named STEVE LANGE and SETH HAMMOND Corporate Sponsorships Managers and CHAD MEINTS Sponsorship Services Manager (THE DAILY).

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