SBD/Issue 155/Sports Industrialists

Executive Transactions

Bank of America has hired former Starbucks Senior VP/Global Brand Strategy & Marketing ANNE SAUNDERS to lead brand management, advertising, sponsorships, research and contacts with ad agencies. Saunders will report to CMO ANNE FINUCANE and be based in Charlotte (CHARLOTTE OBSERVER, 5/5)....In this week’s SPORTSBUSINESS JOURNAL, Terry Lefton reports the Harlem Globetrotters named WWE Exec VP/Marketing KURT SCHNEIDER CEO, replacing MANNY JACKSON who will remain Chair (SPORTSBUSINESS JOURNAL, 5/7 issue)....The NHL Panthers and Sunrise Sports & Entertainment (SSE) named former South Florida Sun-Sentinel columnist DAVE JOSEPH Dir of Internet & Publication Content (SSE)....Learfield Sports named Entercom Radio General Sales Manager TODD HANZELKA Associate GM for its Texas A&M Sports Properties at Texas A&M Univ. (Learfield Sports)....The Univ. of Evansville (UE) named Old National Bank Southern Region CEO and Evansville Metro Region President JOHN STANLEY AD, replacing BILL MCGILLIS who is leaving the school to become Senior Associate AD at the Univ. of South Florida. Stanley, who received his MBA from UE in ’83, has spent the past two years as President of the Purple Aces Club, the school’s official athletics booster organization (UE).

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