In this week's SPORTSBUSINESS JOURNAL, Terry Lefton reports Visit Florida named former MLS exec and ISC CMO PAUL PHIPPS CMO. Phipps will be "armed with a budget" that was $54M last year, and "could grow to as much as" $75M this year at the state-owned tourism agency (SPORTSBUSINESS JOURNAL, 3/25 issue).
EXECS: Fox Sports Media Group promoted VP/Business & Legal Affairs KAI DHALIWAL to Senior VP/Business & Legal Affairs (Fox)....The Univ. of Tulsa named Eastern Michigan Univ. AD DERRICK GRAGG VP & AD (Tulsa)....Northwest Missouri State Univ. named MEL TJEERDSMA AD. Tjeerdsma previously served as the school's football coach from '94-'10. He will begn his new duties in mid-April (NWMSU)....Centre College named Eastern Univ. AD BRAD FIELDS to the same position (Centre).
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