SBD/October 9, 2013/People and Pop Culture

Executive Transactions

Speedway Benefits was launched in Charlotte, and the company headed by HUMPY WHEELER has acquired office space in the city's South End area. Wheeler will serve as Chair of the company, while his son, former GMR and Velocity Sports exec TRIP WHEELER, will be President. Former CMS attorney LAURI EBERHART will be Exec VP and General Counsel, while Carolina Speedway promoter CLINT ELKINS will be Dir of Track Relations and former SMI merchandising exec TODD ADAMS will be Dir of Tracks (Tripp Mickle, Staff Writer).

EXECS: ESPN promoted ESPN Audio VP/Events & Marketing ROBYN REMICK to the newly-created position of ESPN Wide World of Sports VP/Business & Content Development. She will report to ESPN Business Divisions Senior VP/Production TRAUG KELLER (ESPN)....Billabong promoted U.S. Retail President ED LEASURE to Americas Division President. Interim President COLIN HAGGERTY "returns to his previous role" as Global Retail Operations Manager (OCREGISTER.com, 10/8)....Turner Broadcasting CMO/Turner Animation BRENDA PIPER "is stepping down for personal reasons" from her spot on the Under Armour BOD on Nov. 1. She has served on the UA BOD since July '12 (BALTIMORESUN.com, 10/8)....Univ. of Arizona Deputy AD and Senior Woman Administrator KATHLEEN LAROSE will have a "retirement celebration" on Saturday after more than 30 years with the school. She stands as the longest-serving, senior female athletics administrator in Pac-12 history (AZSTARNET.com, 10/9)....Eastern Oregon Univ. named ANJI WEISSENFLUH AD (EOU).

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