Board members for the newly created National Football League Foundation include Bills Exec VP/Strategic Planning MARY OWEN, Cowboys Exec VP/Brand Management CHARLOTTE JONES ANDERSON, Cardinals President MICHAEL BIDWILL, Jaguars Owner SHAHID KHAN, Titans Senior Exec VP & COO MIKE REINFELDT, Steelers President ART ROONEY II and Vikings Vice Chair LEONARD WILF (NFL). The foundation will "focus on youth football, health and safety and community programs." Anderson, who was named Chair of the board, is the "first woman to serve in this capacity for an NFL charitable institution" (ESPN.com, 12/12).
EXECS: YES Network promoted VP/Finance & Controller PATRICK CAVANAUGH to Senior VP/Finance. Cavanaugh replaces ALLAN GAHERTY, who is retiring at the end of the year, and will report to COO RAY HOPKINS (YES Network)....Learfield Sports' Univ. of Wisconsin sports properties named Tigers Senior Dir/Corporate Partnerships ZACH WAGNER GM. BSP also named DAN KAUFMANN and TYLER NORMAN Business Development Managers, and named MARK MEISNER Business Development Manager for BSP's first Milwaukee office (Learfield Sports)....Talladega Superspeedway named Americrown Service Corporation's JOHN FADOOL Food, Beverage & Merchandise Manager (Talladega Superspeedway)....The Norfolk Virginian-Pilot named its Chesapeake Bureau Team Leader TOM WHITE Sports Editor (THE DAILY).
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