SBD/Issue 93/Sports Industrialists

Executive Transactions

The South Florida Super Bowl Host Committee Monday named former NFLer DICK ANDERSON Chair of a subcommittee "exploring proposed stadium improvements" for Sun Life Stadium. The committee also includes Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau President & CEO BILL TALBERT, Greater Ft. Lauderdale Convention & Visitors Bureau President & CEO NICKI GROSSMAN, Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce Chair BRUCE JAY CONLAN, Florida Regional Minority Business Council President & CEO BEATRICE LOUISSANT and Dolphins Senior VP/Public Affairs ADAM GROSSMAN (, 1/25).

EXECS: Columbia Sportswear Company named Lessons Learned Founder & President SUSAN PARHAM VP/Global Apparel, Accessories & Equipment, replacing MARK KOPPES (Columbia)....Spike TV promoted VP/Programming JOHN GRIFFIN to Senior VP/Programming. Griffin will continue to oversee scheduling and acquisitions for the network (HOLLYWOOD REPORTER, 1/26)....Callaway Golf has appointed Global Infrastructure Management LLC Chair & Managing Partner ADEBAYO OGUNLESI to its BOD (Callaway)....The Breeders' Cup "has eliminated the job" of Senior VP/Operations PAM BLATZ-MURFF, who joined the organization in '82. Blatz-Murff was "informed earlier in January that her job was being abolished." Breeders' Cup BOD member SATISH SANAN said that management "recommended the job be eliminated while reviewing ways to streamline the overall operation" (, 1/26)....MARK LORETTA, who announced his retirement from MLB Monday, will join the Padres as Special Assistant to Baseball Operations (Padres)....ESPN Senior Publicist TILEA COLEMAN has been named an HR Diversity Rep for the company (THE DAILY)....Del Mar Thoroughbred Club named Santa Anita Park Superintendent RICHARD TEDESCO as Superintendent (, 1/26)....Vivid Marketing promoted RHENEE BARTLETT to Senior Account Exec and NUVIA GUZMAN to Account Exec (Vivid).

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