SBD/Issue 5/Sports Industrialists

Executive Transactions

MillerCoors has promoted RYAN LUCKEY into the position of Dir of Sports & Event Marketing, effective next month. Luckey moves into the position formerly held by DOCKERY CLARK. Luckey previously had been east region field marketing director at MillerCoors (Michael Smith, SportsBusiness Journal)'s David Newton cited a source as saying that Richard Petty Motorsports VP & Managing Dir of Competition MARK MCARDLE "was given his release on Monday ... after a heated confrontation" with co-Owner GEORGE GILLETT. The sources said that the confrontation was "sparked by McArdle's displeasure over RPM's decision to absorb Yates Racing" (, 9/16).

EXECS: The Ultimate Players Association (UPA) named DR. TOM CRAWFORD CEO and CHUCK MENKE to the newly-created position of Managing Dir of Business Development & Communications. UPA also promoted WILL DEAVER to Managing Dir of Competition & Athlete Programs (UPA)….Hands On Sports & Entertainment named NLL Dir of Team Services JASON LAI Exec VP and NLL San Jose Stealth VP/Sales & Marketing MATT ALLEN VP/Sales (Stealth)….The WNBA Chicago Sky named BRIAN LEVINE Dir of Ticket Sales & Service and promoted Account Exec ROB POPOWCER to Dir of Corporate Sponsorships (THE DAILY).

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