SBD/Issue 20/Sports Industrialists

Executive Transactions

Mannion Out As
President Of Dodgers

In L.A., Dylan Hernandez reports the Dodgers have "severed ties" with President DENNIS MANNION, and team Owner FRANK MCCOURT will now "resume overseeing the day-to-day operations" of the franchise. McCourt will go back to being head of baseball operations, and GM Ned Colletti will "once again report directly to the owner." No reasons for Mannion's departure were provided. Mannion joined the team in November '07 as COO and was promoted to President in March '09 when Frank promoted JAMIE MCCOURT from President to CEO (L.A. TIMES, 10/8).

EXECS: CTVglobemedia Inc. appointed KEVIN CRULL COO, effective Jan. 1. Crull will become President when the deal is finalized to make CTV a division of Bell parent company BCE Inc., replacing the retiring IVAN FECAN (GLOBE & MAIL, 10/7)....The Eagles promoted Dir of Legal Affairs AILEEN DALY to General Counsel (Eagles)....MI Developments appointed TIMOTHY RITVO to the new position of VP/Racing for the East Coast. Ritvo's primary office will be at Gulfstream Park (BLOODHORSE.com, 10/6)....Michigan Int'l Speedway (MIS) promoted ROB HEMMIG to Group Sales Manager and CHRIS LYKINS to Consumer Marketing Specialist. The track also named SEAN NOWACZYK Mobile Ticket Office/Group Sales Coordinator and IAN KIRKPATRICK Ticket Office Agent (MIS)….The Predators named LAUREN YONO Account Services Manager for Corporate Partnerships (THE DAILY)....Black Coaches & Administrators expanded its BOD from four to 10 members, adding Univ. of Michigan professor DR. PERCY BATES; Univ. of Texas-Arlington women's track coach BEVERLY KEARNEY; Colgate Univ. AD DAVID ROACH; Univ. at Buffalo Senior Associate AD ANUCHA BROWNE SANDERS; MEAC Commissioner DR. DENNIS THOMAS; and Duke Univ. AD KEVIN WHITE (INDIANAPOLIS STAR, 10/7).

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