SBD/August 11, 2011/People and Pop Culture

Executive Transactions

The NFL Giants promoted PAT HANLON to Senior VP/Communications and PETER JOHN-BAPTISTE to VP/Communications. The team also named Heat Business Communications Manager DEANDRE PHILLIPS Communications Manager, replacing AVIS ROPER, who joined the Colts as Senior Dir of Communications (Giants)....The NHL Panthers Foundation named team Owner CLIFF VINER Chair & President. The foundation's board also includes RANDY MOLLER, EVELYN LOPEZ, VANESSA WALKER, AL YOUNG, REID SHAPIRO, ROBERT PRINTZ, DARREN WEINER and STEVE ZIFF (Panthers).

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: The Social+Capital Partnership Managing Partner CHAMATH PALIHAPITIYA has joined the Warriors' ownership group as an Exec Board member (Warriors)....DAN MIGALA earlier this summer left his full-time post as Padres VP/Creative Partnerships. Migala, founder and publisher of the The Migala Report, joined the club following the '09 season. He remains on retainer with the Padres as a consultant, and the new structure will allow more time for his various writing, teaching and consulting interests (Eric Fisher, SportsBusiness Journal)....True North Sports & Entertainment named MITCH BRENNAN Dir of Ticket Administration for the NHL Jets (WINNIPEG FREE PRESS, 8/11)....The Nets named MILTON LEE GM of Minor League Operations, overseeing the NBA D-League Springfield Armor (NJ.com, 8/10)....WHL Vancouver Giants COO STU BALLANTYNE is stepping down from his position, effective tomorrow (Vancouver PROVINCE, 8/11)....The Chargers promoted Pro Scout BRIAN COX to Assistant Dir of College Scouting and named TRICIA CAMPANELLA Coordinator of Football Administration (NCTIMES.com, 8/10)....WWE Studios VP MIKE PAVONE "has called it quits." He had "headed up the film division since 2009" (VARIETY.com, 8/10).  

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