SBD/Issue 47/Sports Industrialists
Published November 15, 2007
The PGA of America appointed former NBAer JUNIOR BRIDGEMAN to its BOD, succeeding LT. GEN. NORMAND LEZY. Bridgeman is CEO of Bridgeman Foods Inc. and Owner & President of Manna Inc. He also oversees the administration and operation of 160 Wendy’s restaurants in five states and 103 Chili’s restaurants in seven states (PGA).
VENUE: MARTY BECHTOLD has joined Conseco Fieldhouse as Dir of Booking through a consulting agreement with AEG Facilities and Pacers Sports & Entertainment (Pacers)....California Speedway named PATRICK WUERTZ Group Sales Account Exec and JOSH ELLIOTT Season Ticket Sales Account Exec (California Speedway).
RACING: ROBBIE REISER, crew chief of Roush Fenway Racing's (RFR) No. 17 car driven by MATT KENSETH, will become GM at RFR. Reiser replaces MAX JONES, who will become GM at Robert Yates Racing (ESPN.com, 11/14).
EXECS: The Rockies promoted DAVE HOLLIDAY to Special Assistant to the GM. For the past 12 years, Holliday was the organization’s National Cross-Checker/Special Assignment Scout (Rockies)....Palace Sports & Entertainment (PS&E) promoted Legal VP & Secretary SUSAN GREENFIELD to Senior VP & General Counsel (PS&E)....Vivid Marketing promoted MICHELLE MILER to Account Dir for Pepsi Brands (Vivid Marketing).
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