SBD/April 21, 2014/People and Pop Culture
Published April 21, 2014
EXECS: Tulsa-based BOK Financial Chair GEORGE KAISER has been approved by the NBA BOG as an investor with the Thunder. Kaiser is purchasing the ownership interest from Tapstone Energy Chair & CEO TOM WARD (Thunder)....The Nevada State Athletic Commission named ROBERT BENNETT Exec Dir, replacing KEITH KIZER (ESPN.com, 4/18)....Case Western Reserve Univ. named Yale Univ. Senior Associate AD AMY BACKUS AD. She becomes the school's first full-time female AD and is a member of both the NCAA D-I Academic Performance Advisory Group and its Legislative Council. Backus replaces DAVID DILES, who left in September for the same position at VMI (CLEVELAND.com, 4/18)....Wittenburg Univ. named Carthage College Associate AD GARY WILLIAMS AD (Wittenburg).
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