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Executive Transactions

Former Capital Research & Management Senior VP GORDON CRAWFORD will be named Chair of the USOC's new U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Foundation, and Stanford Univ. Senior Associate VP/Development JON DENNEY will be named President. USOC CEO SCOTT BLACKMUN said that the foundation is seeking to raise $50M annually from "high-net-worth individuals to supplement revenues the organization collects from television rights and sponsorships" (WALL STREET JOURNAL, 7/1).

EXECS: In this week's SPORTSBUSINESS JOURNAL, Terry Lefton reports IMG named former NHL Enterprises President ED HORNE Senior VP/Americas. Horne will begin July 8 and report to IMG Consulting Senior VP DAVID ABRUTYN. Additionally, IMG VP/Digital VALERIE TYSON will work across IMG Consulting and the recently acquired Catalyst PR firm, while Senior VP SEBASTIAN SMITH will head Catalyst's European expansion efforts (SPORTSBUSINESS JOURNAL, 7/1 issue)....USA Hockey named Predators GM DAVID POILE to the same position for the '14 U.S. Olympic team. The organization also named Penguins GM RAY SHERO Associate GM, former Maple Leafs President & GM BRIAN BURKE Dir of Player Personnel, and Sabres VP/PR & Community Relations MICHAEL GILBERT Media Relations Liaison (USA Hockey)....Georgia State Univ. promoted JAMIE BOGGS to Exec Senior Associate AD/COO/Senior Woman Administrator, TODD REESER to Exec Senior Associate AD/Development & Sports Services, IKE FULLARD to Senior Associate AD/External Affairs and MISTY BROWN to Assistant AD/Development & Special Events (, 6/28)....AHL Worcester Sharks President MICHAEL MUDD's contract "was not renewed." He was the team's "original president." NHL Sharks COO JOHN TORTORA will "oversee the organization's business operations for the immediate future" and will "act as the franchise's governor" to the AHL (, 6/29).

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