SBD/November 13, 2012/People and Pop Culture

Executive Transactions

The '16 Rio Olympic and Paralympic Games Organizing Committee named SIDNEY LEVY CEO, replacing LEO GRYNER, who becomes COO. Levy will officially start in his new position on Jan. 1, but will participate in the IOC debriefing of the London Games that will be held Saturday in Rio. Rio 2016 President CARLOS ARTHUR NUZMAN also “downplayed Gryner’s removal” from the CEO position (AP, 11/9).

ON CAMPUS
: Colorado Mesa Univ. AD BUTCH MILLER has resigned effective immediately, citing personal health and family reasons. Miller served five-and-a-half years in the position (Colorado Mesa)….Georgia Southern Univ. named Kent State Univ. Deputy AD TOM KLEINLEIN AD (SAVANNAH MORNING NEWS, 11/13)….The Univ. of South Dakota named Learfield Sports' Coyote Sports Properties Account Exec JON SCHEMMEL Associate AD/Development (South Dakota)….Maryville Univ. named KRISTEN ELY Assistant AD/Student Services & Compliance (Maryville).

EXECS
: Twitter has named Broadcasting & Cable Editor-in-Chief BEN GROSSMAN Head of Global Operations for Twitter Media (THE DAILY)....Nonprofit Good Sports named Dolphins Senior VP and Chief Revenue Officer JIM RUSHTON to its advisory board (Good Sports)….The Little League Int'l BOD named Morgan, Lewis & Brockius partner HUGH TANNER Chair-Elect its BOD (Little League).

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