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Executive Transactions

The Packers promoted General Counsel ED POLICY to COO. Policy will keep his current position but will take on a greater role overseeing the club's business operations, including sales, marketing and HR. Policy is entering his seventh season with the team (Packers). The 47-year-old Policy also will oversee the Titletown District development in addition to team security, shareholder services, community outreach and public affairs. Packers President & CEO MARK MURPHY said of Policy's work with Titletown, "People not only across the league, but others, have started to notice. This is a way to keep him here" (GREENBAYPRESSGAZETTE.com, 1/17).

AROUND THE WORLDWIDE LEADER: ESPN promoted Asia Pacific VP & Managing Dir MIKE MORRISON to VP/Business Development in the U.S., reporting directly to Exec VP/Affiliate Sales & Marketing JUSTIN CONNOLLY. With Morrison's transition, Senior VP/Int'l Programming, Production & Marketing TIM BUNNELL will now oversee ESPN's business in China and North Asia. Also seeing a promotion was CHARLY CLASSEN, who becomes ESPN VP & GM for EMEA, South Asia & Australia/New Zealand (ESPN).

EXECS: The PGA Tour named Shriners Hospitals for Children Open Exec Dir ADAM SPERLING to the same role for the '21 Presidents Cup at Quail Hollow Club in Charlotte (TWITTER.com, 1/17)....Liberty National Golf Club in New Jersey named Las Vegas-based TPC Summerlin GM LEE SMITH to the same role. Liberty National hosted the Presidents Cup in October (REVIEWJOURNAL.com, 1/16)....The Twins formally named JUSTIN MORNEAU Special Assistant to Baseball Operations, which will see the former MLBer "assist with Spring Training instruction." He will also "contribute to draft preparation, be a resource for players in the clubhouse ... and cover about 10 games as an analyst" for FS North (Minneapolis STAR TRIBUNE, 1/18)....The Royals named former MLBer and coach GENE LAMONT Special Assistant to the GM (Royals).


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