The ATP has announced the inaugural members of its new Competition Committee, which will serve purely in an advisory capacity. The six-person committee consists of two reps designated by the ATP Tournament Council, two reps designated by the ATP Player Council, and one at-large member and a committee chair, both selected by ATP Exec Chair & President BRAD DREWETT. Internazionali BNL d'Italia Tournament Chair SERGIO PALMIERI and former Heineken Open Tournament Dir GRAHAM PEARCE have been selected as the two Tournament Council-designated reps. Mood Media Corp. Chair & CEO LORNE ABONY and former ATP Exec VP/Player Services WELLER EVANS were selected as the two Player Council-designated reps. ABN AMRO World Tennis Tournament Chair RICHARD KRAJICEK was designated as the at-large rep by Drewett, while ATP Exec VP/Rules & Competition GAYLE DAVID BRADSHAW was appointed Committee Chair (ATP).
EXECS: The FA Board has named EPL club Manchester United CEO DAVID GILL as its candidate to join next year's UEFA Exec Committee. The news comes after it was revealed that GEOFF THOMPSON, "who has represented the FA in the role since '09," will step down next May (GOAL.com, 8/24)....The First Tee of Charlotte named IKE GRAINGER interim Exec Dir, replacing JENNIFER MACCURRACH, who “decided to return to Texas to run a First Tee program there.” The goal is for a “permanent executive director to be hired this fall” (CHARLOTTE OBSERVER, 8/27)….The Yankees named Double-A Texas League Frisco RoughRiders Corporate Marketing Manager ADAM KROUSE Premium Sales & Services Consultant (THE DAILY)….The OHL Mississauga Steelheads named JASON NOBILI Assistant GM & Associate Coach (Steelheads)….Mississippi Valley State Univ. named Prairie View A&M Univ. Assistant VP/Athlete Compliance & Academic Advising ASHLEY ROBINSON AD (MVSU)….The Univ. of Utah named Univ. of Houston Compliance Coordinator KATELYN RIMMEL Dir of Compliance. The school also named NATE BURK Compliance Coordinator and promoted SEAN FARRELL to Assistant Dir of Compliance (Utah)….George Washington Univ. named Gonzaga Univ. Athletics Video Services Specialist JUSTIN LANGE Dir of Multimedia Production & Broadcast Services (GWU).
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