EXECUTIVE TRANSACTIONS OLYMPICS - FORMER NCAA EXEC DIRECTOR SCHULTZ FAVORITE TO HEAD UP USOC
The Orange County Sports Association board of directors last
week voted to hire the Lindquist Group marketing company, run by
former Disneyland President JACK LINDQUIST, to operate, market
and manage the Association, which has run up a $1.5M deficit.
Lindquist promised to bolster membership and find major sponsors
for the Hall of Fame and the Freedom Bowls, both of which have
pulled the OCSA deeper into debt (ORANGE COUNTRY REGISTER,
4/21)....JOE MCCARTHY has been promoted from Nike's North
American Ad Director to Worldwide Ad Director, a new position (AD
AGE, 4/24 issue). ....The National Association of Professional
Baseball League is taking applications for the position of MEDIA
RELATIONS DIRECTOR. If interested, contact them by June 1
Former NCAA Exec Dir Dick Schultz has emerged as the
favorite to be USOC Exec Dir. Although Schultz "has been tainted
since being forced to resign" over allegations he knew of an
improper loan program for athletes at UVA, "some insiders"
believe the USOC will choose someone over 60 -- and Schultz is
the only candidate who fits that description. Also on the list
of candidates to be interviewed: Interim USOC Exec Dir John
Krimsky; Nike Sports Management President Terdema Ussery, a
former CBA Commissioner; Dr. Ken Burnley, a superintendent of the
Colorado Springs school district; Mike Jacki, chief fund-raiser
of U.S. Skiing; Bill Tutt, a Colorado Spring business leader; and
Merrily Dean Baker, former AD at Michigan State and Princeton.
The position has been open since when Harvey Schiller left to
become President of Turner Sports (ATLANTA CONSTITUTION, 4/23).