SBD/June 3, 2013/People and Pop Culture

Executive Transactions

Puma named adidas Group Managing Dir Hong Kong & Head of Global Sourcing ANDY KOEHLER COO, effective July 1 (Puma). Puma's majority shareholder PPR has "shaken up management at Puma in a bid to improve profits" (REUTERS, 5/31)....Tennis Canada named JOHN LEBOUTILLIER BOD Chair, taking over from ROGER MARTIN, who just completed his three-year term (Tennis Canada)....The National Association of Sports Commissioners elected Rhode Island Sports Commission Exec Dir JOHN GIBBONS to its BOD (NASC)....Univ. of Alaska-Anchorage AD STEVE COBB has stepped down, effective immediately (UAA)....Merrimack College named Harvard Senior Associate AD JEREMY GIBSON AD (Merrimack)....National Collegiate Hockey Conference Commissioner JIM SCHERR on Friday resigned to become European Games COO. The search for a replacement "begins immediately." Scherr "served 17 months out of a 4+-year contract" (GAZETTE.com, 6/1).

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