SBD/Issue 59/Sports Industrialists

Executive Transactions

McLeod Has Spent Past Seven
Years With The Red Sox
The Padres officially introduced JASON MCLEOD as VP & Assistant GM. McLeod, who worked for the Padres from '94-'03, rejoins the club after seven years with the Red Sox, most recently as Dir of Amateur Scouting (Padres). Red Sox Assistant Scouting Dir AMIEL SAWDAYE is a "candidate to replace" McLeod as Red Sox GM THEO EPSTEIN "plans to fill the spot from within." Epstein said, "Rather than bring someone in and try to force-fit them to our scouting philosophy and approach, I think we're going to promote from within and allow the system to continue to grow" (BOSTON GLOBE, 12/5).

EXECS: SPORTSBUSINESS JOURNAL's Don Muret reports Boston Culinary Group (BCG) President JOE ARMSTRONG will retire in '10 "after the concessionaire's merger with Centerplate is complete." Armstrong has been with BCG since '86 (SPORTSBUSINESS JOURNAL, 12/7 issue)....The IBAF yesterday elected Italian Baseball Federation President RICCARDO FRACCARI as the IBAF's next President, replacing HARVEY SCHILLER. In addition, the IBAF elected new members to the 14-person Exec Committee, including USA Baseball Exec Dir PAUL SEILER (, 12/6)....Rio 2016 has hired former N.Y. Gov. RUDY GIULIANI, through his Giuliani Security & Safety firm, as a "long-term security advisor" for the '16 Summer Olympics (, 12/4).

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