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David Brandon, Domino's Pizza CEO, New Michigan Athletic Director (VIDEO)

First Posted: 03/18/10 06:12 AM ET Updated: 05/25/11 04:05 PM ET

The Detroit Free Press reports that Domino's Pizza Chairman and CEO David Brandon will be named the next athletic director at the University of Michigan. The article notes multiple experiences he has had that may make him well suited for the job:

He played football under Schembechler, was a member of the Board of Regents and has business experience as a CEO at Domino's Pizza and Valassis.

He is the co-chair of the fundraising campaign to build the new Mott Children's Hospital with former football coach Lloyd Carr, and their wives are heavily involved in the project as well.

Television viewers, however, may know Brandon for another line on his resume: pizza pitchman. Brandon has appeared in TV commercials mocking Subway sandwiches and oven-baking letters from its rival until they burn up. He also offered "hard working people on main street" a "Domino's Big Taste Bailout." Scroll down to see four of the ads.

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