SBD/May 1, 2012/People and Pop Culture

Executive Transactions

PRO FOOTBALL TALK's Mike Florio cited sources as saying that NFL Dir of Investigations JOE HUMMEL, who has been involved with the Saints bounty investigation, has submitted a letter of resignation. Hummel plans to "remain on the job until the end of May." It is "unclear whether he'll continue to work on the bounty case, or when he last had an active role in the investigation." Florio noted Hummel had an "integral role in the process" (PROFOOTBALLTALK.com, 4/30).

EXECS: SI Senior Editor LARRY BURKE has left the publication after 18 years to join the joint venture between MLBAM and USA Today Sports Media Group (TWITTER.com, 4/30)....Dodgers Senior PR Manager AMY SUMMERS is leaving the club to become Time Warner Cable Sports Manager of PR, Media Relations & Communications. She will start May 7 (Eric Fisher, SportsBusiness Journal)....Lagardere Unlimited VP & Managing Dir of Football Operations KEN SARNOFF is leaving the company (TWITTER.com, 4/30)....The CFL Winnipeg Blue Bombers have hired former AEG Senior VP & Managing Dir BILL PETERSON as a consultant to guide the team's transition to its new stadium (WINNIPEG FREE PRESS, 4/28)....In this week's SPORTSBUSINESS JOURNAL, Terry Lefton notes the NFL has hired Pepsi Manager of Pricing Strategy CORY MINGELGREEN as the league's first Dir of Analytics within the club business development department. Meanwhile, the America's Cup World Series named Millsport Chair BOB BASCHE Event Project Leader (SportsBusiness Journal, 4/30 issue)....Sources said Alabama A&M Univ. today will name Missouri State Univ. Associate AD/Student Development BRYAN HICKS AD (AL.com, 4/30)....Miamisburg Univ. has named JASON OSBORNE AD. Osborne replaces TOM HATHAWAY, who has accepted the AD position at Cincinnati State (DAYTONDAILYNEWS.com, 5/1).

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