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Executive Transactions

Aramark President, Chair & CEO ERIC FOSS announced his retirement just 10 days after an "activist investor disclosed an equity stake in Aramark and said he wanted to discuss executive change at the company." No immediate replacement was named, though several seniors execs will "oversee day-to-day operations until Foss' successor is found." Aramark Lead Dir STEPHEN SADOVE "was named to replace Foss as non-executive chairman" (PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER, 8/27).

EXECS: MLBPA-certified agent GIOVANNI RODRIGUEZ has joined CAA Baseball after working for several years at ISE. Rodriguez worked with major league and minor league baseball players at ISE. It is not clear what clients, if any, may follow him to CAA (Liz Mullen, THE DAILY)....Imagine Entertainment named former Time Inc. President & CEO RICH BATTISTA CEO. Battista also previously oversaw Mandalay Sports Media for two years (, 8/26)....The Avalanche named Thirteenth Floor Entertainment Group Dir of Marketing & Sales MEREDITH LAVERY VP/Marketing. Orlando City SC named AHL VP/Team Business Services & Analytics CHRISTOPHER SPANO VP/Ticket Sales. Prodigy Sports served as the exclusive search firm for both hires (THE DAILY)....Chicago-based PR firm Edelman named ANDREW TOUHY Senior Account Exec (THE DAILY)....REP1 Sports named ARIELLE MOYAL Dir of Baseball Marketing, where she will oversee PR and digital marketing efforts (THE DAILY).

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