SBD/Issue 37/Sports Industrialists

Executive Transactions

Veit (l) Stepping Down As MLS Philly
Union President At End Of Year

MLS Philadelphia Union President TOM VEIT will step down from the position effective Dec. 31 and return to the role of Primary Business Consultant for the club. Union CEO & Operating Partner NICK SAKIEWICZ will assume management of Veit's responsibilities in addition to his duties associated with the club's ownership group (Union). Veit was appointed President in April '09 after previously joining the club as a consultant through his Tampa-based The Solutions Group. Veit will return to Tampa, where he "will act as a liaison for the Union in upcoming and ongoing deals, most notably talks of bringing Villanova football to PPL Park, the Union's 18,500-seat facility" in Chester, Pa. (PHILADELPHIA DAILY NEWS, 11/2).

EXECS: NFL Network named Six Flags Entertainment Corp. Exec VP/Park Strategy & Management MARK QUENZEL Senior VP/Programming & Production, effective yesterday. Quenzel will report to NFL Network President & CEO STEVE BORNSTEIN. Prior to joining Six Flags, Quenzel worked for ESPN for 15 years, most recently serving as Senior VP/Programming & Production (NFL)....Bristol Motor Speedway promoted acting GM JERRY CALDWELL to GM. Caldwell "will direct operations of the track, previously run by BMS President JEFF BYRD, who died Oct. 17 after a lengthy illness." Caldwell previously served as VP/Corporate Sales at the track, where he has worked since '97 (, 11/1)....Imperial Headwear named Russell Athletic Group President DOUG KELLY CEO (Imperial Headwear)....Univ. of Wisconsin-Parkside named TAMIE FALK-DAY AD. Falk-Day had served as interim AD since December '08 (Univ. of Wisconsin-Parkside)....The Single-A South Atlantic League Hagerstown Suns promoted Assistant GM BILL FARLEY to GM (Suns)....The AHL named MARIA LAURING Coordinator of Team Business Services (AHL).

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