SBD/November 1, 2012/People and Pop Culture

Executive Transactions

The Bulls named Basketball HOFer SCOTTIE PIPPEN Senior Adviser to President & COO MICHAEL REINSDORF (Bulls)….Single-A Midwest League President GEORGE SPELIUS had his contract extended 26 months through Dec. 31, 2014. Spelius has been in the position since ’87 (Midwest League)….YAHOO SPORTS’ Greg Wyshynski reported on his Twitter feed that Coyotes Manager of Media Relations TIM BULMER has been let go. Bulmer said that “he was the only staffer laid off thus far. Said was CBA-related” (TWITTER.com, 10/31)….New Hampshire Motor Speedway promoted Corporate Sales Manager TIM RENYI to VP/Corporate Sales (NHMS)….Univ. of Detroit Mercy AD & Associate VP KERI GAITHER resigned yesterday. Gaither’s responsibilities will be assumed by Associate AD/External Affairs JASON HORN (DETROIT NEWS, 11/1)….Wealth management firm True Capital Management named LORI FORTHMANN VP. Forthmann has been a member of the NFLPA Financial Advisory Program since ’06 (True Capital Management)….Global Spectrum named Bass Park Dir MIKE DYER GM for its soon-to-be-opened Cross Insurance Center in Bangor, Maine (Global Spectrum)….FIFA disbanded its Task Force Football 2014 panel led by former players FRANZ BECKENBAUER and PELE. The task force was “meant to suggest ways of improving football’s entertainment value before the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.” FIFA said that its intended work “will instead be done by its existing Football Committee,” chaired by UEFA President MICHEL PLATINI. Beckenbauer and Pele “will be special advisers” (AP, 10/30).

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