SBD/Issue 35/Sports Industrialists

Executive Transactions

U.S. Bowling Congress (USBC) COO KEVIN DORNBERGER has stepped down from his position and plans to leave next month. Dornberger was named interim COO in July '07 after ROGER DALKIN retired, and he had the interim tag removed in '08 (USBC).

COLLEGES: The Big East Conference named former Bryant Univ. Dir of Athletic Marketing & Promotions MARK HODGKIN Dir of Internet Services and Foxwoods Resort Casino Studio Manager ANDY ANDERSON Video Services Coordinator. The conference also announced several administrative changes: NICK CARPARELLI JR. has been named Senior Associate Commissioner for Football, JOSEPH D'ANTONIO JR. has been named Senior Associate Commissioner for Compliance & Governance, DONNA DEMARCO has been named Associate Commissioner for Administration and BENJAMIN FAIRCLOUGH has been named Senior Dir of External Affairs. Big East Associate Commissioner for Men's Basketball DAN GAVITT also has had his duties expanded in men's basketball (Big East)....JOHN ASHAOLU was named Dir of Basketball Operations at East Carolina Univ. (CSTV.com, 10/27).

EXECS: Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca named RWB Marketing & Communications VP/Global Communications BARRY TOEPKE VP/Historic Races (THECALIFORNIAN.com, 10/28)….ISP Sports named MARK MCKEEN Senior VP & Chief Information Officer, and promoted MIKE KOHLER to VP & GM of the Arizona State Univ. ISP Sports Network, BRANDON FORBIS to Associate GM of the Univ. of Richmond ISP Sports Network and ANDY DEMETRA to Dir of Broadcasting for the Univ. of South Carolina ISP Sports Network (ISP)….The Single-A South Atlantic League Lexington Legends named STEPHANIE FISH Dir of Community Relations, BRIAN BAUERWEISS Season Ticket Sales Rep, NICK JUHASZ Audiovisual Production Manager, JAKE THAYER and ASHLEY BROOKS Corporate Account Execs and MARGARET HILL Front Office Receptionist (Legends)….Rivals.com has hired ALEXI NEILL as a Staff Writer for its Georgia Tech JacketsOnline.com basketball, football and baseball coverage (THE DAILY).

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