SBD/Issue 181/Sports Industrialists
Published June 3, 2010
|Harvey Will Be CEO
Of Sportsman Channel
Former Versus President GAVIN HARVEY will join Sportsman Channel as CEO. Harvey left Versus two years ago, not wanting to move with the network as it relocated from Stamford, Conn., to Philadelphia. Most recently, Harvey was GM of Fuse. Harvey was with Versus when it was known as the Outdoor Life Network, with a heavy focus on outdoors programming. In a release, Harvey said he was excited "to be back in outdoor television." He will report to the BOD for InterMedia Outdoors, Inc, which owns the cable channel. The channel currently is in about 26 million homes (John Ourand, THE DAILY). Fuse Exec VP/Sales DAVID CLARK will serve as the net's interim GM until Harvey's position is filled (CABLEFAX DAILY, 6/3).
FRANCHISES: The Rams named former DT LA'ROI GLOVER Dir of Player Programs. He will be responsible for assisting players with the transition to pro football and various off-the-field related matters (Rams)….The Heat named former NBAer TIM HARDAWAY Community & Corporate Liaison (PALM BEACH POST, 6/2)….The AHL Milwaukee Admirals named the team's play-by-play broadcaster AARON SIMS Manager of Broadcasting & Outreach (Admirals).
EXECS: USA Pentathlon CEO BRAD CAMP has resigned "while speculation mounts the Colorado Springs-based national governing body will approve a controversial proposal and move its athlete base from the Olympic Training Center to San Antonio." No replacement for Camp has been named (Colorado Springs GAZETTE, 6/2)….MSG Media named IMG Media VP & GM MARC FOREST VP/Programming & Development, reporting to Senior VP/Programming & Acquisitions JEREMIAH BOSGANG (MSG)….LPGA Dir of PR & Player Promotions KIM BERARD has left the organization to pursue other opportunities (THE DAILY)….The Toronto Humane Society named Tennis Canada CEO MICHAEL DOWNEY President (TORONTO STAR, 6/2)….Broadcasting & Cable named JON LAFAYETTE Business Editor, reporting to Editor-in-Chief BEN GROSSMAN. Previously, Lafayette worked with Television Week, Ad Age, the N.Y. Post and Multichannel News (BROADCASTINGCABLE.com, 6/1)…. Elon Univ. named JONATHAN MILLER Dir of Annual Giving for Athletics (Elon Univ.)….Cleveland-based Home Team Marketing named PATRICK FLYNN Sales Assistant (Home Team Marketing).
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