SBD/Issue 62/Sports Industrialists

Executive Transactions

Turner Sports has hired IMG VP/Consulting GREG MILLARD as VP/NCAA Partnerships, reporting to Turner Sports Senior VP/NCAA Partnerships & Branded Programming WILL FUNK. Millard will work alongside CBS and the NCAA in developing new Corporate Champion and Corporate Partner relationships, while expanding existing partnerships. He will be based in N.Y. (Turner).

EXECS: 49ers VP/Communications & Government Relations LISA LANG Monday announced that she is "stepping down after almost 6 years" in the position. Lang "most recently has helped to shepherd the team's plans for a new stadium in Santa Clara through a series of hearings and public votes" (BIZJOURNALS.com, 12/6)....DirecTV Sports Networks promoted FSN Pittsburgh VP, Assistant GM & Exec Producer SHAWN MCCLINTOCK to Senior VP & GM for the RSN. McClintock will report to DirecTV Sports Networks President & CEO MARK SHUKEN (DirecTV)....Easton Hockey named JIM DARBY VP/Corporate Affairs & Hockey Sports Marketing (Easton)....Twins VP/Corporate Partnerships ERIC CURRY "has resigned after 10 years with the organization" (ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS, 12/8)....The Astros named PAUL RUNGE Minor League Field Coordinator, replacing DICK SCOTT, who left to join the Mets in the same position (HOUSTON CHRONICLE, 12/8)....The Mets named D'Backs Dir of Int'l Scouting CHAD MACDONALD Amateur Scouting Dir (NYPOST.com, 12/7)....Little League Int'l promoted Marketing Coordinator DAWN HALL to Sponsorship & Marketing Manager and Softball Manager SARA THOMPSON to Dir of Softball Development (Little League)....The Fantasy Sports Trade Association has hired TRAVIS MCCOY as Chief Lobbyist & Political Consultant. McCoy spent the past four years working for the U.S. Congress (FSTA)....Spurs Sports & Entertainment named AHL Rockford IceHogs VP/Ticket Sales JASON DAWBIN Franchise Ticket Manager (THE DAILY).

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