Royal & Ancient CEO PETER DAWSON "is to retire" in Sept. '15. He will "also step down as secretary of the Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St Andrews." The R&A is to advertise the CEO's post this weekend and said that "an appointment is expected to be made in sufficient time to allow for an appropriate handover period in 2015." Dawson will continue as president of the Int'l Golf Federation, the body recognized by the IOC as the world governing body for golf (BBC, 4/22). ... Nike announced that online shopping destination Gilt CEO MICHELLE A. PELUSO has been appointed to the company's board of directors. Peluso previously served on the Gilt board of directors (Nike).
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