SBD/November 15, 2012/People and Pop Culture

Executive Transactions

The Thunder named NHRA VP/Sales & Business Development TONY DRISCOLL VP/Business Development. Driscoll replaces JOHN CROLEY, who left the team several months ago. Driscoll worked for a decade for Int’l Speedway Corp. prior to his NHRA stint. He will report to Thunder Exec VP & Chief Administrative Officer DANNY BARTH (John Lombardo, SportsBusiness Journal).

EXECS: Cal State Univ.-Northridge AD RICK MAZZUTO has resigned after six years (L.A. DAILY NEWS, 11/15)….Clippers Communications Dir ROB RAICHLEN left the team yesterday to "take a job with Mattel and spend more time with his family" (AP, 11/11)….The Golf Championships named KENT ATHERTON acting CEO (Armada Sports & Entertainment)….Pennsylvania-based Kennametal Inc. named Nike Golf President CINDY DAVIS to its BOD (Kennametal)….The NASL San Antonio Scorpions named HOWARD CORNFIELD President & GM. Cornfield succeeds MICHAEL HITCHCOCK, who has had to reduce his involvement with the team (Scorpions)….AFL COO, Senior Exec VP/Marketing & Sales and Acting CMO CREE CRAWFORD is now heading sports and entertainment tourism initiatives and luxury and leisure groups for Monterey County, Calif. (THE DAILY)….Mobile commerce company Branding Brand named GNC CMO & Exec VP/E-commerce JEFF HENNION President (THE DAILY).

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