Executive TransactionsPublished June 8, 2012
MLB Commissioner BUD SELIG has quietly altered the title of longtime Exec VP/Labor Relations & HR ROB MANFRED, with his new title listed as Exec VP/Economics & League Affairs. The new moniker reflects the heightened responsibility Manfred has assumed within MLB, particularly since the '10 departure of former League President & COO BOB DUPUY. In addition to his customary duties managing MLB's overall relationship with the MLBPA, Manfred over the past year was the league's point person on the Dodgers bankruptcy saga (Eric Fisher, SportsBusiness Journal).
TEE TO GREEN: Callaway named adidas Golf and Ashworth VP/Brand & Marketing HARRY ARNETT Senior VP/Global Marketing. Also, Callaway Senior Exec VP & Chief Legal Officer STEVE MCCRACKEN, and Senior VP/Global Brands & Products JEFF COLTON “are no longer with the company.” Both were with Callaway since ’94. Colton’s position was “eliminated “ after President & CEO CHIP BREWER “restructured the company" so that Sr. Dir of Global Woods & Irons LUKE WILLIAMS, Global Dir of Odyssey Golf CHRIS KOSKE and VP/Golf Ball Category STEVE OGG “would report directly” to him (GOLFDIGEST.com, 6/7).
EXECS: The Dodgers named longtime baseball exec BOB WOLFE Exec VP. Wolfe was with the Nationals from ’06-11, and worked with Dodgers CEO STAN KASTEN in various capacities over 20 years with the Braves and Hawks, including as Braves Senior VP/Administration from ’92-03 (Dodgers).…ESPN named MONICA DIAZ VP/Diversity, Inclusion & Work Life. Diaz joins the net from Microsoft, where she led the development and execution of the company’s global diversity and inclusion strategy (ESPN)....The Univ. of Texas has named Univ. of Tennessee Dir of Women’s Basketball Operations KATHY HARSTON Senior Associate AD/Women’s Sports Programs (Univ. of Texas)....Alcorn State Univ. named DWAYNE WHITE interim AD (Alcorn St.)....The Univ. of North Carolina-Greensboro has named Ball State Univ. Assistant AD/Media MATT MCCOLLESTER Media Relations Dir (UNCG)....Seattle Univ. named graduate assistant NICK PETERSON Assistant AD/Corporate Partnerships (Seattle Univ.).
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