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Executive Transactions

The MLBPA named DC-based lawyer KEVIN MCGUINESS COO. McGuiness has spent the past 10 years as the President of McGuiness Group, a lobbying and representation firm he created in '04. McGuiness will be responsible for overseeing the MLBPA's day-to-day operations (MLBPA).

EXECS: adidas appointed adidas America Senior VP/Sport Performance ERIC LIEDTKE to its Exec BOD in Germany, effective March 6. Liedtke replaces adidas Head of Global Brands ERICH STAMMINGER, "who is leaving the company for personal reasons" (OREGONLIVE.com, 1/8)....Int'l Tennis Federation Exec Dir of Commercial JAN MENNEKEN has decided to leave his position, effective Jan. 31. Menneken had been with ITF since '99 (ITF)....Former Tigers manager JIM LEYLAND will "be a special assistant" to Tigers GM DAVE DOMBROWSKI heading into the '14 season (FREEP.com, 1/8)....The MLL Rochester Rattlers named AHL Rochester Americans and NLL Rochester Knighthawks Dir of Ticket Operations BRAD FORD COO (MLL)....Montana State Univ. named East Carolina Univ. Dir of Marketing SCOTT JURGENS Associate AD/Marketing & Operations (MSU)....Missouri Gov. JAY NIXON appointed JOSEPH HUNT, a "retired union official from St. Louis," to the Edward Jones Dome BOD (POST-DISPATCH.com, 1/8).

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