SBD/Issue 111/Sports Industrialists
Published February 28, 2008
As first reported in the SportsBusiness Journal, the USOC officially appointed DECLAN BOLGER as Managing Dir of Marketing Partnerships in which he will lead the USOC's sponsorship and licensed merchandise programs and will focus on providing more value and better services to current and new USOC corporate partners. Most recently, Bolger was President of sports marketing agency Stonybatter, Inc. (USOC)....Lowe's Motor Speedway has promoted ROGER NEALE to VP/Operations. Neale previously served as the track's Dir of Operations & Purchasing (Thatsracin.com, 2/25)....Versus promoted DANA DESANTO to Dir of Consumer & Affiliate Marketing (Versus)....STATS LLC named ROY CLEMENTS Managing Dir of STATS Europe (STATS)....Insight Sports named WENDY KANE to the newly created position of Exec Dir of the Capital One Grand Slam of Curling effective immediately. Kane, who previously served as the company's Dir of Operations for the event, will report to President & CEO KEVIN ALBRECHT (Insight Sports)....Royal Canadian Golf Association PR Dir ANTHONY ALFRED has left the position. PR Manager DAN PINO will take over Alfred's duties. This is "the first sign of a shakeup at the governing body since SCOTT SIMMONS became" Exec Dir last year (Toronto GLOBE & MAIL, 2/28)....The NHL has hired BRETT SULLIVAN as Account Executive, Club Consulting & Services. Sullivan previously was a sales manager for Team Services, LLC (NHL).