SBD/Issue 15/Sports Industrialists

Executive Transactions

The Red Sox Thursday promoted Exec VP/Chief Sales & Marketing Officer SAM KENNEDY to Exec VP/COO and Senior VP/Business Affairs JONATHAN GILULA to Exec VP/Business Affairs. Kennedy was also named Fenway Sports Group President. The moves formalize a restructuring of the Red Sox' executive leadership following the departure of former Red Sox COO MIKE DEE, who left in May to become Dolphins CEO (Red Sox).

Bosgang Named Senior VP
At MSG Networks
NEW HIRES: MSG Networks named JEREMIAH BOSGANG Senior VP/Programming & Acquisitions, reporting to MSG Networks Exec VP & GM DAN RONAYNE. Most recently, Bosgang was Exec VP/Television for Sony BMG Music Entertainment (MSG)….SCP Worldwide named JOHN URBAN Exec VP/Events & New Business. He will be responsible for booking the company's three facilities: Scottrade Center and Kiel Opera House in St. Louis and Rio Tinto Stadium in Sandy, Utah. Urban, who will be based in St. Louis, spent the past two years working on the development of the Sports Museum of America (SCP)….The Royal Canadian Golf Association named McDonald's Corp. Senior VP/Global Brand Development PETER BERESFORD COO (GLOBE & MAIL, 10/2).

EXECS: The WNBA Mystics named NISL Philadelphia Kixx VP/Internal Operations DAVID DEAL Senior Dir of Business Development (Mystics)....The Mariners named Meadowlands Sports Complex Operations Manager SYLVESTER SERVANCE Dir of Security for Safeco Field (Mariners)....Little League Int'l named Velocity Sports & Entertainment Sponsorship Consulting Dir LIZ DILULLO BROWN Senior Dir of Marketing Partnerships (Little League)....Global Spectrum named TROY FLYNN GM of the Mullins Center, the 10,500-seat on-campus arena at the Univ. of Massachusetts-Amherst (Global Spectrum)....TERRY COLLIER, a former Olympic torch runner and Marathon Dir, has joined as Community Management Advisor (THE DAILY)....The Horizon League named MIKE LANINGA Assistant Dir of Communications and KRISTY MURPHY communications intern (Horizon League)....The Int'l Tennis HOF named BILL PHILLIPS a Life Trustee. The HOF also named the following to its BOD: JEANNE MOUTOUSSAMY-ASHE, ROBERT BUNNEN, JUAN CARLOS CAPPELLO, CARLOS FLEMING, DIANNE HAYES, KEVIN KANE, E. RAMONE SEGREE, LEE SESSIONS, VINAYAK SINGH and LADY MARION WEATHERSTONE (Int'l Tennis HOF).

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