SBD/August 23, 2013/People and Pop Culture

Executive Transactions

Sources said that Mariners GM JACK ZDURIENCIK "will be under contract for 2014, having received a one-year extension." When that extension was "agreed upon is not known, but it is not a recent development." It previously had been "believed that Zduriencik's two-year extension, which he received in 2011, was up after this season" (Tacoma NEWS TRIBUNE, 8/22).

EXECS: ISC named Motor Racing Network Business Development Dir CHIP WILE Darlington Raceway President, effective immediately. Current track President CHRIS BROWNING resigned to pursue other opportunities (ISC)....The Trail Blazers named JIM TAYLOR head of the newly created basketball communications department, and MICHAEL LEWELLEN head of the newly created corporate communications & public engagement department (Trail Blazers)....Wolverine Worldwide's Merrell division named former Under Armour Senior VP/Footwear GENE MCCARTHY President (, 8/22)....The NWSL Reign FC gave GM & coach LAURA HARVEY a four-year extension (, 8/22)....Olivet College named Marygrove College Athletics & Wellness Dir DAVID SICHTERMAN AD (, 8/22)....New Mexico State Univ. named DAVID MCCOLLUM Deputy AD. McCollum in the newly-created position will oversee business affairs for the department (, 8/21).

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