SBD/Issue 36/Sports Industrialists

Executive Transactions

The LPGA has hired BRIAN CARROLL for the newly created position of VP/TV & Emerging Media. Carroll joins the LPGA from the PGA Tour, where he had been the Dir of Broadcasting & Programming. At the LPGA, Carroll will manage the relationship with Golf Channel and work with the international broadcasters as well. The LPGA is in the first year of a 10-year agreement with Golf Channel. Carroll had been at the PGA Tour since '01 and previously worked at ESPN (Michael Smith, SportsBusiness Journal).

EXECS: Sports Illustrated has named CHRIS TROPEANO Associate Dir of Communications. Tropeano previously held similar positions with the NBA, MLB and the Mets (THE DAILY)....The LPGA Kraft Nabisco Championship has promoted Business Manager GABE CODDING to Tournament Dir (Kraft Nabisco Championship)....FARRAH KELLY has been named New Era Tickets Quality Assurance Agent (THE DAILY).

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