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Published September 23, 2011
CAROLINA ON MY MIND: The Hurricanes have re-signed President & GM JIM RUTHERFORD to a four-year contract extension through the '15-16 season. The '11-12 season will be Rutherford's 18th year as GM, making him the second-longest tenured GM currently in the NHL (Hurricanes). The Globe & Mail’s David Shoalts writes Rutherford is “one of the most popular general managers in the NHL and will be around for a while (GLOBE & MAIL, 9/22).
EXECS: Univ. of Arizona AD GREG BYRNE formally had his contract extended to Sept. 29, 2016 (AZSTARNET.com, 9/22)….Under Armour promoted Senior Dir of Global Communications DIANE PELKEY to VP/Global Brand Communications & Entertainment (Under Armour)….Momentum Worldwide VP & Global Communications Dir ADRIENNE SCORDATO announced that yesterday was her final day at the company (THE DAILY)….The Int’l Tennis Federation re-elected President RICCI BITTI to a fourth four-year term, which will last until ’15. Thirteen others were also elected or re-elected to the ITF BOD through ‘13, including U.S. members LUCY GARVIN and JON VEGOSEN (AP, 9/23)….The Kay Yow Cancer Fund Exec Dir MARSHA SHARP has resigned from her role. Sharp, who began he position in May ’09, will continue her duties until a replacement is found. A search committee has been formed consisting of several of the Fund’s BOD members (Kay Yow Cancer Fund).
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