SBD/May 9, 2012/People and Pop Culture
Published May 9, 2012
EXECS: Aramark named Pepsi Beverages CEO ERIC FOSS CEO, President & BOD member, effective immediately. Foss replaces JOSEPH NEUBAUER, who will remain Chair of the BOD (Aramark)....Ticketing industry veteran JEFF KLINE has left his role as president of the Cleveland-based Veritix after four years. Kline, a former Ticketmaster exec, played a significant role in the expansion of the DAN GILBERT-controlled company from its original iteration as Flash Seats (Eric Fisher, SportsBusiness Journal)....NFL Jets VP/College Scouting JOEY CLINKSCALES "is leaving the organization for a prominent front-office position" with the Raiders, according to sources cited by ESPN.com's Adam Schefter. Clinkscales "coordinated the Jets' draft" since '08 (ESPN.com, 5/8). Meanwhile, Raiders scouts GEORGE KARRAS and KENT MCCLOUGHAN have both resigned (SFGATE.com, 5/9)....The National Collegiate Hockey Conference named U.S. Air Force Academy Assistant AD JOE NOVAK Dir of Hockey Operations. Novak will be responsible for internal operations and administration for the NCAA Division I conference that will begin play in the '13-14 season (NCHC)....The AFL Arizona Rattlers named Arizona's Reviving Baseball In Inner Cities Chair & VP/Development RONNY HENDERSON Dir of Marketing (Rattlers)....United Soccer Leagues named FC Tucson Managing Partner CHRIS KEENEY Southwest Regional Rep (USL).
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