SBD/Issue 245/Sports Industrialists

Executive Transactions

The AVP announced that the number of members on its BOD will be reduced from nine to five, along with the resignation of five of the company’s directors. The AVP also named JASON HODELL COO & CFO (AVP).

FRANCHISES: Royals Senior Dir of Scouting DERIC LADNIER will not return next year as he has been offered another job in the organization. Assistant GM for Scouting & Player Development J.J. PICOLLO will oversee the First-Year Player Draft for the Royals (, 9/9)….DANA CZAPNIK has resigned as Media Relations Dir of the NLL N.Y. Titans to become Dir of Marketing & Media Relations for the AFL N.Y. Dragons (THE DAILY)….The Thunder named TYLER COFER Entertainment Coordinator. Previously, Cofer was Dir of Game Operations for the CHL Odessa Jackalopes (DAILY OKLAHOMAN, 9/10)....The Hornets named JONATHAN DIEDRICH and WILL MCCLARAN as basketball communications interns (Hornets).

EXECS: Turner Sports promoted Senior Producer HOWARD ZALKOWITZ to VP/Production and Senior Studio Producer TIM KIELY to Coordinating Producer (Turner)….FSN South and SportSouth named JULIA EZELL Supervisor of Remote Operations, PHILIP OLSHANSKI Writer, Producer & Editor for SportSouth and EILEEN SCHNETTLER Media Relations Coordinator (FSN)….South Carolina-based NCR eCommerce named JOHN CURNUTT Business Development Manager. Most recently, Curnutt managed Marketing Intel efforts for the Hornets (THE DAILY).

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