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Executive Transactions

The adidas Group promoted TaylorMade-adidas Golf CEO MARK KING to President of adidas Group North America, effective June 1, succeeding PATRIK NILSSON, who is leaving for personal reasons. King will be in charge of all adidas and Reebok operations in the North American market and report directly to adidas Group Chief Sales Officer ROLAND AUSCHEL. adidas Golf and Ashworth Exec VP BEN SHARPE has been named TaylorMade-adidas Golf CEO, reporting to adidas Group CEO HERBERT HAINER (adidas).

: NASCAR VP/Public Affairs & Multicultural Development MARCUS JADOTTE will be leaving the organization. Jadotte joined NASCAR in ’05 and developed the Drive for Diversity program. After leaving his position with the governing body, he will continue to advise NASCAR as Consultant for Multicultural Development. NASCAR also will expand on an existing relationship with strategic advisory firm Teneo Strategy to further efforts related to public affairs activities. The Drive for Diversity program will continue under NASCAR Exec VP/Racing Operations STEVE O’DONNELL (NASCAR)....Centerplate promoted Regional VP/Pacific Northwest ADRIAN DISHINGTON to COO for U.K. Operations (Centerplate)….Getty Images promoted HOWIE BURKE to Senior Dir, JANEY MARKS to Senior Dir of Sports and MICHAEL KLEIN to Dir of Sports (Getty Images)….KemperSports appointed MARK MATTINGLY and DAVID KUPSTAS as Regional Operating Execs for the east region of the U.S. (KemperSports)….The Schwartz Investment Trust, which manages the Ave Maria Mutual Funds, named MLB Exec VP & CIO JOHN MCHALE JR. to its BOT (Ave Maria Mutual Funds).

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