INTO THE WILD: PANTHERS HOLDINGS LOSES TOP EXECUTIVE
RICHARD EVANS, a "high-profile entertainment executive
brought in by H. WAYNE HUIZENGA about 18 months ago to run
his sports and entertainment division, resigned on Tuesday
to pursue private business interests," according to Barry
Jackson of the MIAMI HERALD. Evans: "I've enjoyed my
relationship with Wayne, but I've been a hired gun for 30
years, and I want to do some of my own things." Jackson
writes that as President of Florida Panthers Holdings, Evans
guided the company through its acquisition of five hotels, a
golf course and a skating rink, as well as the Panthers'
IPO. Evans: "Getting the Boca Raton Resort and Country Club
was a coup. People who have been in this business would
have died for a chance to get the Boca Resort and the
Biltmore Hotel in Arizona" (MIAMI HERALD, 3/11).