Tod Leiweke Cites Relationship With Goodell As Reason For Move To Become NFL COOPublished in SportsBusiness Daily on 07 / 27 / 15
The Lightning on Friday announced that CEO TOD LEIWEKE has resigned to become NFL COO. Lightning President STEVE GRIGGS has been named the team's CEO, reporting directly to Owner JEFF VINIK . Leiweke has been a Lightning exec for the past five years and also has been involved with Strategi...
TONY PALMA has been appointed President of Easton Sports (Easton)....TOM ANSELMI has resigned as VP & GM/Arena Operations of Orca Bay Sports & Entertainment. He was with Orca Bay for 3 1/2 years (Orca
The Sabres named KERRY ATKINSON to the newly-created position of VP/Sales. She formerly held the position of VP/Advertising for Empire Sports Sales (Sabres)....The NHL Sharks named ROGER ROSS as Assis
JOE MONTANA broke ground on an Official All Star Cafe in Atlantic City which is expected to open this fall at the Trump Taj Mahal on the Boardwalk (N.Y. POST, 8/2)... According to Power & Motoryacht''
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The Mariners named KEVIN MATHER as their new VP/Finance & Administration. He was VP/Finance for the Twins (Mariners).... Advantage Int''l has named GABE HARRIS as its Dir of Media Relations (Advantage
LARRY BIRD will be grand marshal for the True Value 200 IRL race at Loudon, N.H. (USA TODAY, 8/1)....OSCAR DE LA HOYA will renovate his gym in East Los Angeles, currently used as a training facility f
Former NBA player WORLD B. FREE was named Community Relations Player Representative for the 76ers. Free has worked in the team''s basketball operations department the last two seasons and will continu
ESPN''s Bob Ley reported on the passing away of SCOTTY CONNAL, a "founding father of ESPN." Connal, who spent 32 years at NBC and became Exec Producer of NBC Sports, died from complications following
MARIO LOPEZ from "Saved by the Bell" will play gold medal diver GREG LOUGANIS in the upcoming USA Network movie, "Breaking the Surface: The Greg Louganis Story." The film is expected to air in early '
The N.Y. Rangers have promoted JOHN ROSASCO to Dir of Public Relations, ROB KOCH to Asst Dir of Public Relations and FRANK BUONOMO to Public Relations Assistant. ... The MLS K.C. Wiz named KIRK SCHNUR
After his "Moment" on JACKIE JOYNER-KERSEE, NBC''s Dick Enberg floated the possibility of her trying out for the new WNBA. Joyner-Kersee played basketball at UCLA (NBC, 7/28). ....STEPHEN GEPPI, minor