SBD/February 11, 2011/People and Pop Culture

Executive Transactions

The Brewers have "quietly promoted" Exec VP/Business Operations RICK SCHLESINGER to COO. Schlesinger, who joined the club in '02, "runs the day to day operations on the business side" (JSONLINE.com, 2/10).

MEDIA MOVES: FanHouse.com Editor MIKE HARRIS reportedly will serve as Sports Editor for the re-launch of the Washington Times sports section, expected "around March 1, with a staff of about 10." FanHouse.com Baseball Editor MARC LANCASTER will be the Assistant Sports Editor for the Times (DCRTV.com, 2/7)....FS Ohio has hired Scout.com Network Development Coordinator BARRY MCBRIDE as Digital Content Manager for FoxSportsOhio.com. The network also has hired Game Day Communications VP/Event Marketing STEPHANIE MILEHAM as Marketing Manager (FS Ohio)....WFN: World Fishing Network has hired PETE PIPER as Senior Dir of Advertising & Sponsorship, based in the network's Denver office. Piper most recently worked for Comcast Corp. (WFN).

EXECS: Global Spectrum named MATTHEW HOMAN GM of Wells Fargo Center, replacing TIM MURPHY, who was promoted to Regional VP for Global Spectrum (Global Spectrum)....Western Hockey League Commissioner RON ROBISON "signed a five-year contract extension Wednesday that will take him through the 2015-16 season" (CALGARY HERALD, 2/10)....UFL Las Vegas Locomotives GM & coach JIM FASSEL has added the title of team President (UFL)....Jackson State Univ. AD BOB BRADDY has retired from the post he has held for five years. ROBERT WALKER will serve as interim AD (Jackson CLARION-LEDGER, 2/9)....Delaware North Cos. -- Boston has hired MLL Boston Cannons VP & GM MARK KASTRUD as Dir of Corporate Partnerships for TD Garden, and Triple-A PCL Memphis Redbirds Promotions & Marketing Assistant MATTHEW SILBERMAN as Event Operations Manager of the arena (Delaware North)....Learfield Sports has named JERRON SMITH Affiliate Relations Executive. Smith previously served as Sponsorship Sales Coordinator with Learfield Sports -- Black Coaches & Administrators (THE DAILY).

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