SBD/February 9, 2011/People and Pop Culture

Executive Transactions

Hurley Int'l VP & CEO ROGER WYETT will become President of Nike Affiliates, reporting directly to Nike President & CEO MARK PARKER. Wyett replaces EUNAN MCLAUGHLIN, who has retired, and will lead business and strategic direction for Nike's affiliate brands, including Hurley, Cole Haan, Converse and Umbro. Prior to Hurley, Wyett served as Global VP/Apparel for Nike. Nike also announced that VP/Global Footwear JAN SINGER will become VP/Global Apparel, replacing JILL STANTON, who is leaving the company to pursue other interests. Nike Sportswear VP/Footwear ANDREA CORREANI succeeds Singer as VP/Global Footwear. Singer and Correani will both report to Nike Global VP/Merchandising & Product ERIC SPRUNK (OREGONLIVE.com, 2/8).

EXECS: In N.Y., Keith Kelly reports TINA JOHNSON, the launch editor of Women's Health for Rodale, “has been tapped as the editor-in-chief of ESPNw, its new digital push for women over 18.” ESPN has also hired AIMEE CRAWFORD as Editor-in-Chief of ESPN Rise for Girls (N.Y. POST, 2/9)....Turner Entertainment Networks has promoted JEFF GREGOR to Exec VP & CMO of TNT, TBS and TCM. Gregor also will serve as GM of TCM (Turner)....The MLBPA has hired NHLPA Associate General Counsel MATT NUSSBAUM as Assistant General Counsel (MLBPA)....MLS/SUM has hired DIMITRIOS EFSTATHIOU as Senior Counsel and PETER AMADOR as Coordinator for MLS Digital Properties (MLS/SUM)....Pacific Sports LLC has promoted Dir of Marketing KYLEE BELFLOWER to VP. The company also has hired JAMESON SHAW as Dir of Operations, KATE VAKAY as Dir of Development and JENNA HELTON as Marketing & Event Coordinator (Pacific Sports)....Mission Skincare has hired Everlast Worldwide President ADAM GEISLER as Exec VP/Sales & Business Development and Relevent Partners Senior VP/Marketing & Brand Strategy WENDY KULA as VP/Marketing (Mission)....Global Spectrum has hired CHRIS CONNOLLY as GM for the Iowa Events Center. Connolly previously managed several facilities at Global Spectrum's Roanoke Civic Center (Global Spectrum).

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