SBD/Issue 244/Sports Industrialists

Executive Transactions

Former ATP World Tour Exec Chair & President ETIENNE DE VILLIERS is stepping down at the end of the month as BBC Worldwide Chair & Non-Exec Dir. De Villiers has served in the role since January '06 (VARIETY.com, 9/7)....The Padres named Dell Global Consumer E-Commerce Dir LAURA BRODERICK Senior VP/Brand Development(Padres)….The Nationals have dismissed Dir of Player Development BOBBY WILLIAMS, the "first significant front office change" under GM MIKE RIZZO (WASHINGTON POST, 9/6)....NFL Network named JOHN MALKIN VP/Affiliate Distribution, reporting to COO KIM WILLIAMS. For the past five years, Malkin was VP/Affiliate Marketing & Local Ad Sales for New York for Fox News Channel and Fox Business Network (NFL Network)….Youbet.com appointed SUSAN BRACEY interim CFO, effective immediately. Bracey fills a position that has been open since the departure of JIM BURK at the end of March. Previously, Bracey served as Ticketmaster CFO (Youbet.com)….Sportvision named DAVID KNISE Senior VP & GM of the company's motorsports business unit. Previously, Knise spent five years at WWE as VP/Interactive Development for the Global Media, Mobile Division (Sportvision).…Football Association (FA) Group Commercial Dir JONATHAN HILL is leaving his post after seven years. Hill joined the FA in '03 after serving as Commercial Dir at Wembley Stadium. Hill will continue to serve as a consultant (BRANDREPUBLIC.com, 9/8).

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