SBD/August 3, 2011/People and Pop Culture

Executive Transactions

American Airlines Center named North Texas Super Bowl Host Committee VP & COO TARA GREEN to the newly created position of Chief Revenue Officer, effective Sept. 1. She will be "responsible for generating and retaining revenue for suites, club seats and sponsorships" (DALLAS MORNING NEWS, 8/3)....The Blue Jays named EMI Music Canada VP/Sales MARK DITMARS VP/Corporate Partnerships for the team and Rogers Centre (THE DAILY)....Universal Sports Network named NFL Dir of Digital Media & Product Management ELLIOTT GORDON VP & GM of Digital Media, reporting to COO PERKINS MILLER (Universal Sports)....Longtime USA Track & Field CMO IVAN CROPPER has left the organization to pursue other opportunities. The USATF, which is being managed by interim CEO MIKE MCNEES, has not made a decision about how it will fill the position. USATF Chair STEPHANIE HIGHTOWER recently took over as President & CEO of the Columbus (Ohio) Urban League. The board still is looking for a permanent CEO (Tripp Mickle, SportsBusiness Journal)....The 49ers named JOHN BECKER Senior Personnel Advisor. Becker served as Colts Coordinator of Player Personnel from '00-05 and as an Area Scout from '06-08 (49ers).   

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