SBD/June 2, 2014/People and Pop Culture

Executive Transactions

Hockey Canada President & CEO BOB NICHOLSON on Saturday “bid farewell” at the organization’s annual general meeting, “making himself available for a new job, perhaps with an NHL team or even internationally.” Hockey Canada “has already begun its search” for Nicholson’s successor. So many people “had expressed their interest in the position that Hockey Canada had to close off applicants” (GLOBE & MAIL, 6/1).

TRACK STARS: Speedway Motorsports Inc. promoted DONALD HAWK to Senior VP/Business Affairs, JAMES SCUDDER to Senior VP & Chief Accounting Officer, RANDALL STOREY to Senior VP & Tax Dir, CYNTHIA JACOBSON to Senior VP/HR, J. CARY THARRINGTON IV to Senior VP, Chief Legal Officer, General Counsel & Secretary, MICHAEL BURCH to Senior VP/National Sales & Marketing and BRAUN SMITH to VP/Sales (SMI).

EXECS: AT&T Stadium Senior VP & Senior Advisor BRUCE HARDY “is stepping down after 30 years and more than 1,200 games and events.” The 67-year-old Hardy “turned Texas Stadium into a concert venue for music’s biggest stars” (DALLAS MORNING NEWS, 6/2)….Turnkey Sports & Entertainment named GENE DEFILIPPO College Sports Advisor. Turnkey Intelligence also named ERIN MORRIS Dir of Cultural & Performing Arts and BRITNEY TALTY Manager of Client Services (Turnkey). DeFilippo retired as Boston College AD after 15 years in '12. He has since served as co-Founder of instructional program Water Cooler Football (THE DAILY)....NHL Dir of Communications KERRY MCGOVERN’s last day with the league was Friday. She will join tech startup Drizly as Senior Dir of Communications & Media (THE DAILY).

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