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Published November 14, 2011
BIG MOVE OUT WEST: The Pac-12 has hired BRENT WILLMAN, a 25-year finance veteran, to be Senior VP/Finance & Accounting for Pac-12 Enterprises, the division of the conference that oversees the new networks, media and sponsorship. Pac-12 Enterprises President GARY STEVENSON is making the announcement of Willman’s hiring today. Willman comes to Pac-12 Enterprises after serving the last three years as Senior VP & CFO for The Oprah Winfrey Network and Discovery Communications. Prior to joining OWN, Willman was Senior VP & CFO for Game Show Network from ‘01-07. Willman will relocate from L.A. to the S.F. area and will begin his duties Nov. 21 (Pac-12).
EXECS: In this week's SPORTSBUSINESS JOURNAL, Terry Lefton reports former MLB Properties chief RICK WHITE is back in sports licensing as an equity partner and principal at Strategic Marketing Affiliates, an Indianapolis-based licensing agency representing more than 230 colleges and universities. Meanwhile, ALEX GOMEZ is moving to Media Ventures Group, New York, as a VP. He had been with Van Wagner Sports since '03. Also, JIM DONOFRIO is now with NBC Sports in a sales and marketing role after a stint with CSE, where he had worked with MARK LAZARUS, now NBC Sports Group Chair (SPORTSBUSINESS JOURNAL, 11/14 issue)....The Home Depot Center promoted KYLE WATERS to VP/Events & Operations and KRISTEN ANDERSON to Dir of Event Sales (The Home Depot Center).
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