SBD/Issue 19/Sports Industrialists

Executive Transactions

In Louisville, Gregory Hall reports Churchill Downs Inc. President & CEO BOB EVANS has "received a six-year extension," through Aug. 14, 2016. The new contract "sets his base annual salary at $550,000 and allows reviews for increases." Meanwhile, in an filing Monday with the SEC, CDI announced that 64 people "likely will be fired by the end of 2011 as a result of its acquisition of the Youbet.com Inc. account wagering service." Some of the employees "could be or may have already received offers to relocate within the company" (Louisville COURIER-JOURNAL, 10/7).

EXECS: Just Marketing Int'l (JMI) promoted Exec VP/Client Services JON FLACK to President & COO and General Counsel WES ZIRKLE to Corporate Secretary. Zirkle will have oversight over JMI's corporate governance. The company also appointed KEVIN THIMJON Chief Administrative Officer. Thimjon will retain his title as CFO and will lead the Finance & Administration department (JMI)….MSG Promotions named MAURA TOPPER Account Exec (MSG Promotions)….The Single-A Advanced California League Stockton Ports named TIM POLLACK Ticket Manager. Most recently, Pollack was Inside Sales Rep with the Triple-A PCL Fresno Grizzlies (THE DAILY).

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