SBD/Issue 222/Sports Industrialists

Executive Transactions

ISC VP/Business Affairs JOHN GRAHAM is leaving to become Market President of Floridian Bank in Volusia and Flagler counties. Graham will be responsible for the bank’s business development efforts (, 8/5)….Chicago 2016 appointed World Sport Chicago Chair BILL SCHERR Dir of Sport and National Disability Sports VP LINDA MASTANDREA Dir of Paralympic Sport & Accessibility (, 8/5)....Global Spectrum named MICHAEL SCANLON GM of St. Louis Univ.'s Chaifetz Arena. Previously, Scanlon served as Rose Quarter GM (Comcast-Spectacor)....The USGA has created two new positions in the communications department, naming former Golf Digest Editor SCOTT SMITH Dir of Communications – Editor and former USA Baseball Communications Dir DAVE FANUCCI Dir of Communications – PR (THE DAILY).  

MAGIC: The Magic named CHIP BOWERS VP/Corporate Partnerships, JASON COLEMAN VP/Information Technology, JOE ANDRADE Senior Dir of Ticket Sales and LUCAS DANIEL BOYCE Dir of Multicultural Insights & Cause Marketing. The franchise also promoted the following: TRISH WINGERSON to Assistant Dir of Communications, MICHAEL FORDE to Assistant Dir of Corporate Partnerships, DEBORAH RIOS-BARNES to Assistant Dir of Multicultural Affairs, DARRELL HARBIN to Senior Partnership Development Manager, J.T. MCWALTERS and KELLY NORTON to Client Services Managers, MELISSA MILLER to Creative Services Manager, JENNIFER FARRELL to Tourism Manager, HALEY HOSCH to Tourism Account Exec, ALICIA MAUGER to Staff Accountant and LESLIE MONAHAN to AP Specialist (Magic).

FRANCHISES: The Nets promoted the following: MIMI VIAU to Senior Dir of Information Technology, MIKE ZAVODSKY to Dir of New Corporate Marketing Ventures, DAN LEFTON to Dir of Premium Services, DREW GREEN to Senior Account Manager of VIP Access & Experience, DANA BONNER to Account Exec for Partnership Marketing and ERIN CAUTHEN to Marketing Coordinator. The organization also named TONY BRASILE Operations Coordinator (Nets)….The AHL Manchester Monarchs promoted JASON BERGERON to VP/Ticket Sales & Marketing and MATT WELCH to VP/Corporate Partnerships (Monarchs).

MEDIA: ESPN Star Sports (ESS) appointed MIKE KERR VP/Southeast Asia Affiliate & Multimedia Sales. Most recently, Kerr was VP/Advertising Sales, Operations & Strategy in the ESS advertising sales department (ESS)….Yardbarker named JOHN DRISKA Advertising Sales Dir, KEN MCFADDEN Senior Account Manager and JENNIFER COHEN Regional Account Manager, all reporting to VP/Advertising Sales TIM WARE. Driska will be located at the company’s N.Y. offices, while McFadden will work out of the Detroit office and Cohen will be in L.A. (Yardbarker)….FSN South and SportSouth Media Relations Coordinator SHANNON ALDERMAN is leaving to join Beacon Media Groups on August 13 as a general assignment reporter (THE DAILY).

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