SBD/June 6, 2011/People and Pop Culture

Executive Transactions

Chip Ganassi Racing VP/Business Development DAN GRIFFIS has taken a new job at Target as Dir of Strategic Sponsorship & Events. His last day at Ganassi is Friday. The Target job will see Griffis working on the company's sponsorships with Chip Ganassi Racing, Target Field, Target Center, the Vikings and action sports athletes ranging from snowboarder SHAUN WHITE to freestyle motocross rider NATE ADAMS. Griffis said, "It's a little bittersweet. Nine years is a long time in one place, but I've been working with Target for that long, too. They're sharp from top to bottom and it couldn't be a better fit for me." Ganassi Racing plans to fill Griffis' vacated position (Tripp Mickle, SportsBusiness Journal).

EXECS: The Packers promoted Assistant Dir of Pro Personnel ELIOT WOLF to Assistant Dir of Player Personnel. Wolf is the son of former Packers GM RON WOLF (Packers)....Reviving Baseball in Inner Cities Founder JOHN YOUNG is leaving the day-to-day operations of the RBI program, effective immediately (MLB)....Artissimo Designs has launched a new sports and entertainment division headed by VP/Sports & Entertainment Marketing ADAM ZUCKER. Artissimo has secured licensing agreements with MLB, the NFL, NBA, NHL and the Collegiate Licensing Co. to create wall decor (THE DAILY).....Centenary College named Northwestern State Univ. Associate AD for External Relations WILLIAM BROUSSARD AD (Centenary College)....The Summit League named IUPUI Associate AD and Senior Woman Administrator ANGIE TORAIN Assistant Commissioner for Institutional Services and Championship Administration (Summit League).      

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