SBD/Issue 241/Sports Industrialists

Executive Transactions

Mariners VP & Associate GM LEE PELEKOUDAS has resigned to "pursue other opportunities." Pelekoudas handled interim GM duties for the team last fall (, 9/1)….United Soccer Leagues (USL) announced a management restructuring after its acquisition by NuRock Soccer Holdings from Nike. NuRock Chair ROB HOSKINS will serve as USL Chair, and NuRock CEO & Managing Partner ALEC PAPADAKIS will serve as USL CEO. USL Exec VP & COO TIM HOLT was named President and USL Founder FRANCISCO MARCOS was named President Emeritus & Senior Dir of Int'l Development (USL)....The AHL promoted BILL SCOTT to Dir of Hockey Operations (AHL)....Turnkey Sports named MICHAEL KOCH and MICHAEL SULLIVAN Application Developers (Turnkey).

COLLEGES: The A-10 Conference promoted the following: STEPHEN HAUG to Assistant Commissioner for Media Relations & Communications, ANNMARIE PERSON to Dir of New Media & Internet, BRAD JONES to Dir of Championships, and ED PASQUE to Associate Commissioner. Haug will continue to serve as the conference's media liaison for men's basketball. Pasque will be responsible for men's basketball scheduling, brand expansion and policy development (A-10)….Florida Atlantic Univ. named JARED SMITH Assistant Dir of Media Relations & Web Development (SPORTING NEWS TODAY, 9/1)….The Univ. of Kansas named GALE SAYERS Dir of Fundraising for Special Projects (, 8/31).

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