SBD/Issue 20/Sports Industrialists

Executive Transactions

IMG/TWI named Lion Television VP/Development & Exec Producer CATHERINE SCHEINMAN VP/Development (IMG)....Comcast SportsNet Mid-Atlantic promoted VP/Business Development SCOTT LANGERMAN to Senior VP/Business & Programming Development (Comcast SportsNet)....The City of Denver named MIKE BLAKE Marketing Dir, replacing ANGELA BAIER. Previously, Blake was a marketing exec with the Ocean Journey aquarium, Nuggets, Avalanche and Denver Botanic Gardens (ROCKY MOUNTAIN NEWS, 10/7)....Chicago-based Marketing Werks, Inc. named T.J. NOLAN Dir of Sales. Previously, Nolan was Senior Account Supervisor & Dir of Sponsorships at Kemper Lesnik Sports & Event Marketing, overseeing corporate sponsorships for Sprint, EA Sports, Staples and Marriott Hotels (Marketing Werks)....The Marketing Arm named TIM DYER Creative Manager (The Marketing Arm).

FRANCHISE: Mariners VP & Special Assistant to the GM ROGER JONGEWAARD announced his retirement after nearly 20 years with the team (Mariners)....Redskins Dir of PR MICHELLE TESSIER has resigned from the team. Tessier had been with the team since ’00 (WASHINGTON POST, 10/7)....The T’Wolves and Lynx named CHADWICK FOLKESTAD Game Operations & Events Supervisor and ANNA MERCADO Marketing Coordinator (T’Wolves)....The Dodgers named NORAH CHUNG as Customer Service Rep. Chung: “With the recent acquisition of South Korean HEE-SEOP CHOI the Dodgers were looking for someone who spoke Korean to accommodate the increased interest from the Korean community here in Los Angeles.” In addition, the UHL K.C. Outlaws named CASEY BOHR and JON WILLIG as Corporate Marketing Execs (Game Face).

SECRETARY’S DAY: Magna Entertainment Corp. SEAN GREELY Racing Secretary for Golden Gate Fields. Greely replaces TOM DOUTRICH, who resigned in August. Greely previously served as Racing Secretary at Hialeah Park from ’99-’00 and at Monmouth Park and the Meadowlands from ’00-03 (, 10/6)....Churchill Downs Inc. (CDI) named D. BEN HUFFMAN Dir of Racing & Racing Secretary for its Fair Grounds Race Course in New Orleans. Huffman will assume his new duties as soon as CDI completes the purchase of the track, which is scheduled to occur around October 15. Huffman, who served as Dir of Racing & Racing Secretary at Fair Grounds during the ’03-04 racing season, will also continue in his current post as Racing Secretary for both the fall and spring meets at Keeneland Race Course in Lexington, KY (CDI).

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