SBD/Issue 235/Sports Industrialists

Executive Transactions

The Univ. of Akron this afternoon will introduce Univ. of Minnesota Senior Associate AD for External Relations TOM WISTRCILL as AD, replacing MACK RHOADES, who left for the same position at the Univ. of Houston. Wistrcill previously served as Badger Sports Properties GM at the Univ. of Wisconsin (AKRON BEACON JOURNAL, 8/25)....Kent State Univ. (KSU) AD LAING KENNEDY will retire from the position after 16 years, effective June 30, 2010. KSU President LESTER LEFTON said that there will be a national search for Kennedy's replacement. Kennedy served on the NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament Selection Committee for five years, and previously served as Cornell Univ. AD for 11 years (Cleveland PLAIN DEALER, 8/25).

Dillon Named Padres VP/
Ticket Sales & Service
EXECS: Fuse named former Versus President GAVIN HARVEY as Exec VP & GM, reporting to MSG Media President MICHAEL BAIR. Harvey last year opted not to move with Versus when the net moved its HQs from Stamford, Connecticut, to Philadelphia (CABLEFAX DAILY, 8/25)....The PBR named Texas Motor Speedway (TMS) VP/Sales & Marketing KEVIN CAMPER Chief Sales & Marketing Officer, effective September 14 (PBR)....The Padres named Raiders Dir of Premium Seating & Ticket Sales JARROD DILLON VP/Ticket Sales & Service (Padres)....Sam Houston State Univ. (SHSU) named Blue Jackets VP/Ticket Sales DAVID PAITSON Associate AD for External Operations (SHSU)....Aetrex Worldwide named JOHN POPHAM and MICHEL RACINE Market Managers for Aetrex Canada (Aetrex).

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