NCAA Managing Dir of Championships RON PRETTYMAN is "leaving his post with the organization." He spent "two full seasons" as the head of college baseball for the governing body (TWITTER.com, 3/7).
LEAVING EARLY: Univision has confirmed that CEO RANDY FALCO "will retire" by the end of this year. Falco had his contract extended though '20 last November. The "accelerated retirement plan comes during a 24-hour period when the company ditched its long-planned IPO strategy and replaced its CFO." Tension has been "on the rise at Univision," which has lately "faced heightened competition from revitalized rival Telemundo and also the macro pressures faced by traditional TV entities" (DEADLINE.com, 3/7). During his tenure, Falco, a former top NBC and AOL exec, has "added cable channels such as Univision Deportes Network" (LATIMES.com, 3/7).
EXECS: Engine Shop has hired former IOC and GMR Marketing exec HYE-YOUNG CUDDY to join its new global sports marketing division, which it created in February by acquiring longtime Olympic bid consultant TERRENCE BURNS' solo consultancy. Cuddy begins immediately and will be based in Atlanta with Burns. At the IOC, she oversaw the marketing relationships with global Olympics sponsors Omega, Samsung and Visa. Cuddy has also spent time at Visa and CAA Sports (Ben Fischer, Staff Writer)....MKTG Canada promoted COO MATTHEW LOGUE to President (THE DAILY)....Cal State-Northridge is "parting ways" with AD BRANDON MARTIN (DAILYNEWS.com, 3/7)....The A's named Baseball HOFer ROLLIE FINGERS Special Assistant to President DAVE KAVAL. Fingers will join fellow HOFers RICKEY HENDERSON and DENNIS ECKERSLEY as "alumni ambassadors" (SFCHRONICLE.com, 3/7).
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