SBD/Issue 60/Sports Industrialists

Executive Transactions

Lazarus Officially Joins
Comcast As Senior Advisor

Comcast Corp. yesterday formally announced the hiring of MARK LAZARUS as a Senior Sports Advisor. Lazarus joins Comcast from Atlanta-based CSE, where he was President of Media & Marketing. Prior to that, Lazarus was President of Turner Entertainment Group, where he oversaw Turner Sports (Comcast)....Sportsman Channel has hired Versus VP & Creative Dir MICHAEL MAGNOTTA for the newly created position of Senior VP & Creative Dir (Sportsman).

EXECS: MSG Sports has promoted Senior VP/Marketing & Ticket Sales HOWARD JACOBS to Exec VP/Marketing & Sales; VP/Suites, Premium Seating & Service MIKE ONDREJKO to Senior VP/Corporate Hospitality Sales & Service; and Dir of Suite Sales SEAN DOWNES to VP/Corporate Entertainment Solutions (MSG)....The CFL Edmonton Eskimos have hired '10 Grey Cup Festival Exec Dir DUANE VIENNEAU as a VP, effective in January. The Eskimos also hired the following: GREG TREBLE as VP/Business Operations, CATHY PRESNIAK as VP/Finance & Administration and DAVE JAMIESON as VP/Communications & Marketing (Eskimos)....Premier Partnerships named TODD FERDERER Dir of Finance, SEAN KNECHT Marketing Assistant and ALICIA MENDOZA Marketing Assistant (THE DAILY)....N.Y.-based Nixon Peabody LLP has hired CHRISTOPHER MELVIN as Managing Dir of the firm's public finance practice with a specific focus on stadium and sports finance. Melvin will be based in the firm's N.Y. office (Nixon Peabody)....Comcast-Spectacor named ALEXANDRIA MCBRIDE Account Exec for the Wells Fargo Center (THE DAILY).

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