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Executive Transactions

Nike promoted President of Affiliates ROGER WYETT to VP/Action Sports with responsibility for the brand’s skateboarding and snow businesses, as well as Hurley Int’l. Wyett replaces SANDY BODECKER, who will work on special projects involving long-term product innovation. Additionally, Converse CEO JIM CALHOUN will report directly to Nike CEO MARK PARKER. Nike Skate and Nike Snow VP & GM SCOTT LECLAIR will report to Wyett. Hurley interim CEO BOB HURLEY will remain in that position and will report to Wyett. Wyett will report to Nike Exec VP/Global Brand & Category Management TREVOR EDWARDS (Nike).

EXECS: The Astros named Red Sox Senior VP and Red Sox Foundation Exec Dir MEG VAILLANCOURT VP/Community Relations and Astros in Action Foundation Exec Dir. Vaillancourt also previously held roles with the Patriots, the Boston Globe and PBS (Eric Fisher, SportsBusiness Journal)....Law firm Winston & Strawn has established a new sports sub-practice, which will be co-chaired by JEFFREY KESSLER and DAVID FEHER (Winston & Strawn)….England Rugby 2015 named former LOCOG CEO PAUL DEIGHTON to its BOD (PA, 12/17)…. Sponsorship measurement agency Repucom named ANDREW MILNES to head its marketing in the U.K. and Ireland (Repucom)….YES Network named SourceMedia VP/Finance JAMIE BROKOWSKY Controller. She will report to Senior VP/Finance PATRICK CAVANAUGH (YES Network).

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