SBD/May 13, 2011/People and Pop Culture

Executive Transactions

San Diego State Univ. has hired Washington State Univ. Associate AD for Events & Facility Operations JOHN DAVID WICKER "to fill the No. 2 job in the Aztecs athletics department" as Senior Associate AD (SIGNONSANDIEGO.com, 5/12)....Illinois State Univ. has hired Univ. of Louisville Senior Associate AD for Development GARY FRIEDMAN as AD, effective June 1 (ISU)....Lamar Univ. AD LARRY TIDWELL has relinquished his duties to focus on his role as the head coach of the women's basketball team. Lamar Associate AD for Compliance JASON HENDERSON will serve as interim AD (Lamar)....Univ. of Oregon Senior Associate AD for External Communication JOE GIANSANTE is leaving the school in June after four years (OREGONLIVE.com, 5/10).

EXECS: USA Hockey has hired CASEY JORGENSEN as the organization's first General Counsel. A member of USA Hockey's BOD, Jorgensen has worked for Seattle law firm Williams, Kastner & Gibbs, PLLC (USA Hockey)....FS Houston has promoted Coordinating Producer MURPHY BROWN to Exec Producer and JEFF MUCKELROY, the RSN's primary Producer for Rockets telecasts, to Coordinating Producer (FS Houston)....Monumental Sports & Entertainment has promoted MATT FOX and BEN SUGARMAN to Guest Service Specialists for the Capitals; TRAVIS EAGLESON and MEGAN VLASHO to Guest Service Specialists for the Wizards and Mystics; and JENNA ROSS to Manager of Partnership Marketing (MSE)....The 49ers promoted trainer JEFF FERGUSON to Dir of Football Operations & Sports Medicine (49ers)....The PGA of America has hired former Harlem Globetrotters VP/Business Development BRIAN CLEEK to work in corporate partnership sales (PGA of America)....IMG has hired Mandalay Baseball Properties Sales Intern BRAD MCDONOUGH as an Account Exec (THE DAILY).

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