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Volume 24 No. 156
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Executive Transactions

The MLS Dynamo signed President CHRIS CANETTI to a new three-year contract. Canetti, whose deal expired at the end of last year, joined the franchise in '06 as COO and was promoted to President in '10 (Dynamo).

CLASS IN SESSION: Univ of North Carolina Senior Associate AD JOHN BLANCHARD is retiring to "open his own consulting business" after 25 years at the school (, 2/27)....Penn State Univ. Associate AD/Football Administration FRAN GANTER announced his retirement after 46 years at the school (PITTSBURGH POST-GAZETTE, 2/28)....The Univ. of Miami named N.C. State Univ. Assistant AD/Compliance CRAIG ANDERSON Associate AD/Compliance (, 2/27).

EXECS: The MLB Giants promoted DICK TIDROW to VP & Assistant GM/Player Personnel, BOBBY EVANS to VP & Assistant GM, JOHN BARR to VP & Assistant GM/Scouting & Int'l Operations and JEREMY SHELLEY to VP/Pro Scouting & Player Evaluation (Giants)....Easton-Bell Sports named BERNIE DOERING Senior VP/Global Sales, IBD & Action Sports (Easton-Bell)....The Association of Surfing Professionals Int'l named PAUL SPEAKER CEO and KIEREN PERROW Interim Commissioner (ASP).

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