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SBD/January 21, 2011/People and Pop Culture
Published January 21, 2011
|Findlay joins MLS as CMO|
EXECS: Tennis Channel has hired GAIL RODRIGUEZ as Dir of Ad Sales Marketing, based at the network's N.Y. office. Most recently, Rodriguez served as Marketing Services Manager for Discovery Channel. Previously, she served as Manager of Fan Development & Promotions for the Capitals (Tennis Channel)....ESPN Dir of PR CRYSTAL HOWARD is leaving the company, effective Friday (THE DAILY)....USA Water Polo has hired CLAUDIA DODSON as Associate Dir of Competition and CHRISTY MEDIGOVICH as Membership Manager (USA Water Polo)....HOK has hired ERIK WOOD as Client Services Principal & Regional Leader. Wood previously served as Dir of Marketing for N.Y.-based Cooper, Robertson & Partners (ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH, 1/21)....The Suns have hired REBECCA CLARK as PR & Community Relations Coordinator. Clark previously worked as an events preview writer for the Arizona Republic, as well as assistant editor for Gannett Magazine Group (Suns)....The MLS New England Revolution have promoted NICK KROPELIN to Soccer Operations Manager. The club also has hired ALEX KANTOR as Communications Coordinator and STEPHEN SANDS as Soccer Operations Coordinator (Revolution)....JOE PINTO, Manager of Roger Dean Stadium in Jupiter, Fla., has resigned to take a position with the Triple-A Int'l League Norfolk Tides. No successor for Pinto has been named (PALM BEACH POST, 1/20)....Women in Sports & Events has named six new members to its national BOD: SOPHIA KUO, AMANDA MITCHELL, MEGHA PAREKH, MELODY PERRY, ALISON WAGNER and ERIN WEINBERG (WISE).
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