SBD/July 2, 2014/People and Pop Culture

Executive Transactions

Richard Childress Racing yesterday promoted COO TORREY GALIDA to President. Galida, who had been COO since '11, becomes the first person other than team Owner RICHARD CHILDRESS to carry the president title for the company. Childress will retain his title of CEO and add the title of Chair (RCR).

EXECS: Charlotte Motor Speedway promoted DAVID MACDONALD to Senior Dir of Advertising and NICK SKRABALAK to Senior Dir of Ticket Sales (CMS)....The Hurricanes named Penguins scout DON WADDELL President of Gale Force Sports & Entertainment. Prior to spending three seasons with the Penguins, Waddell was Thrashers GM from '98-'10 (Raleigh NEWS & OBSERVER, 7/2)....The Miami Beach Bowl named Sunrise Sports & Entertainment's 360 Club Exec Dir BRETT WEISBROT Dir of Partnerships (Miami Beach Bowl)....The Hornets named Blazers Dir of College Scouting CHAD BUCHANAN Assistant GM (Portland OREGONIAN, 7/2)....Pacers VP/Player Relations CLARK KELLOGG is leaving the organization, effective immediately (, 7/1)....Grambling Univ. yesterday reassigned AD AARON JAMES (, 7/1)....The Univ. of Memphis named FedExForum Senior Manager of Event Operations THOMAS CARRIER Assistant AD/Events & Facilities (UM)....Learfield Sports named The Radio People General Sales Manager JOE DOMINGOS Warhawk Sports Properties GM (Learfield)....The Northeast-10 Conference named KERRI FAGAN Associate Commissioner for Sports Administration & Championships (Northeast-10 Conference).

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