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SBD/August 11, 2014/People and Pop Culture
Published August 11, 2014
SPORTSBUSINESS JOURNAL’s Daniel Kaplan reports NFL Senior VP/Int’l CHRIS PARSONS “resigned on Friday to take a job running a consumer products company.” Parsons “declined to name the company he’ll lead other than to say it is ... headquartered in Massachusetts.” Parsons “oversaw a staff of more than 40 employees around the world.” NFL CMO MARK WALLER “plans a review of the structure of the league’s international operations in the next few weeks to determine how to replace Parsons” (SPORTSBUSINESS JOURNAL, 8/11 issue).
FRESH FISH: The Dolphins named Priority Sports & Entertainment agent and former NFL Jets Exec VP & GM MIKE TANNENBAUM a consultant. Tannenbaum will consultant with the team on a variety of projects involving innovation, analytics and sports science. He will continue his role at PS&E. The Dolphins also promoted Manager of Football Administration RYAN HERMAN to Dir of Football Administration, while naming DENNIS LOCK Head Analyst and DAVE REGAN Sports Science Analyst (Dolphins).
EXECS: The National Thoroughbred Racing Association appointed JUDY WAGNER, MICHAEL ROGERS, SCOTT WELLS and JOE MORRIS to its BOD (NTRA)....The Univ. of Wisconsin promoted interim Assistant AD/Advancement CHAD KIMMEL to Assistant AD/Development (UW)....UMass-Lowell named Radford Univ. Dir of Advancement for Athletics JA'MARCUS HAMPTON Associate AD/Advancement (UMass-Lowell)....The Univ. of Alabama-Birmingham promoted Dir of Student-Athlete Support Services JUSTIN MACKEY to Assistant AD/Student-Athlete Development (UAB)....The Univ. of Arkansas promoted JUSTIN MALAND to Associate AD/Facilities and MARK TAURISANI to Assistant AD/Football Operations. The school also announced that Associate AD/Business BYRON HATCH "will now assist with sports administrator duties for football, men's and women's basketball, men's and women's cross country and track & field and volleyball," while Associate AD/Event Management & Sports Administration CHRIS POHL "now also serves as the sports administrator for gymnastics and softball" (KOAMTV.com, 8/6)....The Univ. of Texas-Pan American promoted CHELSEA BLAKELY to Associate AD/External Operations, JONAH GOLDBERG to Associate AD/Communications and ADAM MENDEZ to Assistant AD/Events & Facility Operations (UTPA).
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