SBD/June 16, 2011/People and Pop Culture

Executive Transactions

The Blackhawks yesterday announced that they have promoted Dir of Player Personnel MARC BERGEVIN to Assistant GM, Dir of Player Development NORM MACIVER to Dir of Player Personnel and Hockey Analytics Video Analyst KYLE DAVIDSON to Hockey Administration Coordinator. The Blackhawks also extended the contract of Senior Advisor/Hockey Operations SCOTTY BOWMAN (Blackhawks). Bergevin replaces KEVIN CHEVELDAYOFF, who recently took over as GM of the Winnipeg franchise (ESPNCHICAGO.com, 6/15).

FRANCHISES: The Warriors have promoted Dir of Player Personnel TRAVIS SCHLENK to Assistant GM & Dir of Player Personnel, effective July 1 (CSNBAYAREA.com, 6/15)....The Bengals have promoted Assistant Dir of Corporate Sales & Marketing BRIAN SELLS to Dir of Corporate Sales, Marketing & Broadcasting. He replaces VINCE CICERO, who left the Bengals last month to become Dir of the Western & Southern Open tennis tournament (BIZJOURNALS.com, 6/15)....The Steelers promoted PR & Media Manager BURT LAUTEN to Communications Coordinator (Steelers).

EXECS: Fenway Sports Management has hired OLLY DALE as Senior VP/International Sales. Dale joins FSM, the sales arm of Liverpool owner Fenway Sports Group, from fellow EPL club Fulham, where he most recently served as Head of Commercial Operations (FSM)....Samsung Telecommunications America LLC yesterday announced the hiring of Nike Global Brand Communications Dir TODD PENDLETON as CMO (BIZJOURNALS.com, 6/15)....ATANAS ILITCH will step down as President of Olympia Development to "focus his time on his outside personal business interests." Ilitch is the son of Olympia Development, Tigers and Red Wings Owners MIKE and MARIAN ILITCH (DETROIT NEWS, 6/15)....VF Licensed Sports has promoted CHUCK STROM to VP & GM for Baseball and PETER KEMP to Dir of NFL & NHL (VF Licensed Sports)....NACDA promoted PAT MANAK to Associate Exec Dir and JULIE WORK to Assistant Exec Dir, effective July 1 (NACDA)....Tennessee Tech Univ. has hired East Tennessee State Univ. Assistant AD/Corporate Development & Regional Athletic Advancement KEVIN BOSTIAN as Assistant AD/Development (TTU)....Street Surfing has named MARK SIEGEL CEO, taking over day-to-day operations from President JASUN WEINER (Street Surfing).

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