SBD/March 7, 2013/People and Pop Culture
Published March 7, 2013
BCS PRESIDENTIAL OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE
|Tulane President Scott Cowen||Northern Illinois President John Peters|
|Notre Dame President Rev. John Jenkins||Texas President Bill Powers|
|Florida President Bernie Machen||Louisville President James Ramsey|
|USC President Max Nikias||Western Kentucky President Gary Ransdell|
|Idaho President Duane Nellis||Virginia Tech President Charles Steger|
|Nebraska Chancellor Harvey Perlman||Cal State-Fresno President John Welty|
EXECS: East Carolina Univ. named Northern Illinois Univ. Associate VP & AD JEFF COMPHER AD, succeeding TERRY HOLLAND. Compher signed a five-year contract worth $415,000 annually, and will begin on May 1 (Raleigh NEWS & OBSERVER, 3/7)....McNeese State Univ. named Univ. of Alabama Associate Dir of Games & Event Management BRYANT CARTER Associate AD/Internal Affairs (McNeese State)....UMass-Boston named Univ. of New Hampshire Athletic Fundraising co-Dir GARIN LEE VERIS External Business Development & Marketing Dir (UMass-Boston)....USA Luge Exec Dir & CEO RON ROSSI has resigned after 28 years in the role (USA Luge). The NGB's BOD said that it "decided to move the organization in a new direction" (AP, 3/6)....The Cardinals named former MLBer WILLIE MCGEE Special Assistant to the GM (Cardinals)....Prince Global Sports promoted MIKE BALLARDIE to CEO. He will remain based in London (Prince)....Chicago-based ping pong equipment maker Killerspin named AFL Rush President KENNETH VALDISERRI VP/Marketing & Strategic Alliances (Killerspin)....Repucom America named IBRAHIM KOESE to the newly created Head of Consumer Insights role. He will transfer to the U.S. from Repucom’s European base in Cologne, Germany (Repucom)….Newton Running named former Li-Ning VP/Marketing, Sales & Product Merchandising CRAIG HEISNER President (Newton Running).
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