Orioles Exec VP/Business Operations DOUG DUENNES, who "oversaw all aspects of Camden Yards and the business side of the Orioles in his two-plus years" in the position, "has been relieved of his duties." Duennes said, "There really wasn't an explanation ... It was said a 'change in direction,' that kind of language." He "had more than 30 years of experience" working in MLB, including previous stints with the Padres and Dodgers (BALTIMORESUN.com, 7/30).
ACROSS THE ATLANTIC: The Atlantic 10 announced that Senior Associate Commissioner ED PASQUE will be handling the league's external brand management and marketing endeavors while continuing his oversight of the A-10 media partner contract relationships. The conference also promoted LUCAS FELLER to Assistant Commissioner for Championships and TOM WATERMAN to Operations Assistant for Championships & Media Relations, and named HENRY ARCHULETA to the newly created position of Compliance Dir (A-10).
EXECS: The Int'l Association of Venue Managers named BOK Center GM JOHN BOLTON Chair, with a one-year term (TULSA WORLD, 7/30)....NASCAR named CHRIS WRIGHT K&N Pro Series East Dir and transitioned KIP CHILDRESS to K&N Pro Series West Dir. The series also named TONY GLOVER NASCAR Touring Series Technical Dir. K&N Pro Series West interim Dir LES WESTERFIELD will resume his role as NASCAR Touring Series Technical Coordinator and K&N Pro Series East race Dir (NASCAR)....Hendrick Motorsports named VP/Development DOUG DUCHARDT to the newly created position of Exec VP & GM. He will be in charge of all racing operations, and will report to team Owner RICK HENDRICK and President MARSHALL CARLSON (Hendrick).
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