SBD/Issue 135/Sports Industrialists

Executive Transactions

ESPN promoted Dir of Special Events Marketing PETER ROSENBERGER to VP/Special Events Marketing (ESPN).

FRANCHISE: Grizzlies VP/Event Sales & Marketing CHARLOTTE ALLISON is leaving the team to join North American Midway Entertainment as VP. Grizzlies Exec VP/Business Operations MIKE GOLUB said that Allison “would be replaced” (Memphis COMMERCIAL APPEAL, 4/6)....The Nets named PETRA POPE Senior Dir of Entertainment Marketing. Pope spent the past 14 years with the Knicks, the past six as Dir of Entertainment Marketing, and was responsible for creating the Knicks City Dancers (Nets)....The MLS MetroStars named MATTHEW CHMURA Dir of PR (THE DAILY).

EXECS: Infineon Raceway named BOB RICHARDS Manager of Vendor Displays & Corporate Sales. Previously, Richards was a consultant for High Speed Sports & Entertainment (Infineon)....The West Coast Collegiate Baseball League (WCCBL) named STEVE FLOOD to its Advisory Board. Flood is co-Owner of Portland-based advertising agency nonbox. The WCCBL is a new league consisting of seven teams in the Pacific Northwest that will compete in a 36-game season beginning in June (WCCBL).

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