SBD/June 13, 2012/People and Pop Culture

Executive Transactions

Longtime New Orleans Times-Picayune sports columnist PETER FINNEY is among the 201 employees who will be let go by Sept. 30 as part of a 32% cut to staff. However, Times-Picayune Editor JIM AMOSS said that Finney “has been asked to write a sports column on a freelance basis.” Finney joined the paper in ’45 (, 6/12). Times-Picayune writer MIKE TRIPLETT wrote on his Twitter feed, “One way or another I know it's a priority for Peter Finney to be a part of the T-P and nola sports coverage for as long as possible" (, 6/12).

EXECS: Paciolan has named STEVE DEMOTS Senior VP/Sales. Demots previously served as Paciolan VP/Professional Sports, Arenas & Partnerships from '03-08 (Paciolan)....The Univ. of South Florida Foundation named Lightning CEO & Minority Owner TOD LEIWEKE to its BOD (USF)....Northeastern State Univ. hired Univ. of Tulsa Media Relations Assistant CEDRIQUE FLEMMING as Assistant AD/Media Relations, effective July 1. Flemming replaces Assistant AD/External Operations SCOTT PETTUS, who will resume athletic development and broadcasting responsibilities for the school this fall (NSU)....Towson Univ. has named Florida Gulf Coast Univ. Associate AD/Business Operations COLLEEN SOREM Associate AD/Business & Finance (Towson)....Turnkey Intelligence has hired Red Sox Senior Operations Analyst CURRAN RACLIN as VP/Prospector. Raclin will report directly to Turnkey President HAYNES HENDRICKSON (Turnkey).

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