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SBD/January 6, 2012/People and Pop Culture
Published January 6, 2012
CHANGES AT THE PALACE: Four Palace Sports & Entertainment execs "were dismissed Thursday as part of the company's restructuring" under new Pistons Owner TOM GORES. Those affected were Exec VP/Corporate Sponsorships DAN HAUSER, Exec VP/Booking & Marketing MARILYN HAUSER, VP/Corporate Sponsorships for the Advertising Department LARRY THOMPSON and Dir of IT & Business Systems MIKE GARRETT. The changes come as former Olympia Entertainment exec JEFFREY AJLUNI was named Pistons and PSE Exec VP & Chief Revenue Officer (DETROIT NEWS, 1/6). Dan Hauser had been with the Pistons since '78, while Marilyn Hauser had been with the Palace since it opened in '88 and booked the arena for about 15 years (Don Muret, SportsBusiness Journal).
EXECS: Quiksilver CFO JOE SCIROCCO has decided to leave the company to pursue other opportunities. Scirocco, who has served in the role since '07, will continue in the position for an unspecified period of time while the company searches for his replacement (Quiksilver)....Premier Partnerships named Rockets Corporate Development Manager SCOTT WESSELS and Lakers Corporate Partnerships Manager MATT POPE Dirs of Corporate Partnerships (THE DAILY)....The Univ. of California-Santa Barbara named Lakers Dir of Athletic Performance & Player Development CHIP SCHAEFER Assistant AD for Sports Performance (UC-Santa Barbara)....YES Network promoted HR Manager GRACIE MERCADO to Dir of HR (YES)....The Marketing Arm named TOM EDWARDS VP/Digital Strategy. He previously worked for digital agency Red Urban (The Marketing Arm).
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