Former GMR and IMG marketer TAMERA GREEN has opened her own consulting firm, Viridian Marketing. The Charlotte-based firm is working with Positec's Worx brand of tools and Sysco Corp., the foodservice company. Green left GMR Marketing a year ago after six years of work with clients ranging from Best Buy to Gillette. She was named to SportsBusiness Journal’s "Game Changer" list, which recognizes leading female sports execs, in '12 (Tripp Mickle, Staff Writer).
EXECS: PGA European Tour Chair NEIL COLES is stepping down. The 78-year-old Englishman took on the role in Nov. '75 (European Tour)....MP & Silva Group named PETER HUTTON COO. Hutton will lead the group's global commercial strategy. He previously was ESPN STAR Sports Managing Dir before it was rebranded as Fox Sports in southeast Asia (MP & Silva)....The Badminton World Federation named former Danish Olympic badminton player POUL-ERIK HOYER LARSEN President (AP, 5/18)....The NTRA named Del Mar Thoroughbred Club Exec VP & CMO CRAIG DADO to its BOD (NTRA)....NESN Senior Coordinating Dir MIKE NARRACCI "has informed the network he will leave at the end of baseball season" (BOSTON GLOBE, 5/17)....Volcom named Billabong Senior Design Dir MANDY FRY VP/Women's Division (ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER, 5/19)....The Falcons promoted Western Regional Scout MARK OLSON to National Scout (AJC.com, 5/17).
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