SBD/Issue 236/Sports Industrialists

Executive Transactions

The UFL today announced outgoing Northwestern Univ. President HENRY BIENEN has been named Chair of the league's BOD. Bienen will oversee the BOD, which is comprised of the team owners and UFL Commissioner MICHAEL HUYGHUE (UFL)....Coca-Cola named former AFL Dir of Regional Partnerships MICHAEL STEWART Sales Development Manager, based in New Orleans (THE DAILY)....Blue Sky Sports & Entertainment, LLC named ERIN PERRON Dir of Events & Marketing, based in Boston (THE DAILY)....An NHL source confirmed that NHL Senior VP & Dir of Officiating STEPHEN WALKOM is "leaving his position to attempt a comeback as a referee" (, 8/25)....HorsePower Sports Marketing has hired JACK HEILIG as a PR consultant (HorsePower)....Temple Univ. has hired Northern Arizona Univ. Assistant Media Relations Dir KAREN AUERBACH as Associate Dir of Athletic Communications (Temple)....The Greensboro Sports Commission (GSC) named former Greensboro College AD KIM STRABLE President, replacing MARC BUSH (GSC).

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