SBD/Issue 90/Sports Industrialists

Executive Transactions

The Bills promoted VP/Business Development & Marketing RUSS BRANDON to Exec VP/Business Operations and moved VP/Business Administration JIM OVERDORF to VP/Football Administration (THE DAILY)....Wild VP/Finance & Corporate Controller MIKE NEALY is leaving to become Coyotes CFO (Minneapolis STAR TRIBUNE, 1/25)....The Vikings named Chargers Dir of Pro Scouting FRAN FOLEY VP/Player Personnel (Vikings)....Blues Dir of Team Services MIKE CARUSO has added media relations duties and will become Dir of Media Relations & Team Services (Blues)....Aaron Rents named Braves GM JOHN SCHUERHOLZ to its BOD (ATLANTA BUSINESS CHRONICLE, 1/26)....Bulls Media Relations & Corporate Communications Senior Manager MARIANNE CAPONI has left to head up sports PR for LaSalle Bank (CHICAGO TRIBUNE, 1/26).

HOT SHOTS: The Heat promoted VP/Season Ticket Services & Business Development KIM STONE to Exec VP & GM of AmericanAirlines Arena, VP & CIO TONY COBA to Senior VP/Information Technology, AmericanAirlines Arena Assistant GM BRIAN BABIN to AmericanAirlines Arena VP & Assistant GM, Dir of HR SONIA HARTY to VP/HR, Senior Dir of Ticket Operations JENNIFER MALLERY to VP/Service & Box Office, Dir of National Sales & Corporate Sponsorships CHRIS MARAGNO to VP/Corporate Sales & Service, Controller JEFF MORRIS to VP/Finance, Senior Dir of Operations & Facility Services JIM SPENCER to VP/Operations and Dir of Event Services JARED DIAMOND to AmericanAirlines Arena Assistant GM. Heat Dir of Community Affairs STEVE STOWE will add the title of Exec Dir of the Heat Charitable Fund Dir of Community Affairs (Heat).

FACILITIES: Global Spectrum, which operates the Iowa Events Center, named MATTHEW HOMAN as the facility’s GM, SCOTT KAVANAUGH Assistant GM and CHRIS BERG Dir of Operations. Kavanaugh will form a two-person Assistant GM system with HOLLY KJELDGAARD, who had been serving as interim GM. Most recently, Homan was Assistant GM of the Colonial Center in Columbia, South Carolina (Global Spectrum)....Target Center Dir of Operations REID KATZUNG is leaving to be involved in Turin Olympics venue management (Minneapolis STAR TRIBUNE, 1/25).

MEDIA: FSN North named Juntunen Mobile Television VP & GM BOB ROHDE Dir of Operations (FSN North)....Comcast SportsNet Mid-Atlantic promoted Promotions Producer AUSTIN KRABLIN to Creative Services Manager (CSN Mid-Atlantic).

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