Top NFL Team Execs Reportedly Caught Off Guard By League Hiring Tod LeiwekePublished in SportsBusiness Daily on 07 / 28 / 15
The NFL last week hired TOD LEIWEKE as its new COO , and many influential people at the ownership level of top NFL clubs "didn't learn" the league had hired him "until a few hours before the press release went out," according to Jason La Canfora of CBSSPORTS.com. The hiring "caught many of them b...
WNBC-NY President & GM DENNIS SWANSON was named Co- Chair of NBC''s Olympic Division. Swanson, who will continue in his current role at WNBC, will become the net''s main liaison to CNBC and MSNBC, whi
Time Warner Vice Chair TED TURNER sold 1.39 million shares of the company, raising "roughly" $125M as part of his program to raise money for his UN Foundation and other charities (DAILY VARIETY, 10/27
Reebok named Rockport President & CEO ANGEL MARTINEZ to the "vacant post" of CMO at Reebok Int''l''s Reebok-brand (AD AGE, 10/26)....The Bucs have dismissed VP/Marketing & Communications RICK MCNERNEY
NFLP VP/Creative Services BRUCE BURKE is "leaving after 12 years creating the league''s advertising, likely to open his own firm," according to Terry Lefton of BRANDWEEK. In addition to Burke, NFLP Re
In Chicago, former Bulls coach PHIL JACKSON joined former U.S. Senator BILL BRADLEY for a signing of Bradley''s new book "Value of the Game." Jackson wrote the foreword to the book (CHICAGO SUN-TIMES,
Sports Business Writer JEFF JENSEN has left Advertising Age to become a Movie Writer for Entertainment Weekly. Ad Age is actively seeking a replacement to cover the sports business beat (THE DAILY)...
KEITH OLBERMANN comments on the new film, "New Jersey Turnpikes," which chronicles life in the former ABA, during his "Just a Minute" radio segment on the SportsFan Radio Network. Olbermann: "KELSEY G
QUINN BUCKNER has joined the executive search firm LAI Ward Howell as a Partner in the Intercollegiate and Professional Sports Practice. Buckner teams with Partner and Head of LAI''s Intercollegiate a
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