SBD/February 28, 2012/People and Pop Culture

Executive Transactions

The Kentucky State Fair Board "has fired" KFC Yum Center GM TED NICHOLSON. Fair Board VP/Media & PR AMANDA STORMENT said that Nicholson, who was hired in '10, "was let go Monday." She "declined to give the reason for the termination, saying it was a personnel matter." Storment said that other members of the fair board staff are "assuming Nicholson's duties for now" (Louisville COURIER-JOURNAL, 2/28).

EXECS: Minneapolis-based SportsData LLC has aligned with sports consultancy Full Moon Sports Solutions, and named Full Moon Founder RICK WOLF as VP/Strategic Partnerships. Wolf, most recently with NBC Sports and Olympics Digital before starting Full Moon, will lead sales and business development efforts for SportsData, particularly targeting fantasy sports outfits (Eric Fisher, SportsBusiness Journal)....JP Morgan Chase named Wells Fargo Senior VP/Sponsorships FRANCIE GOTTSEGEN Senior VP/Sports & Entertainment Marketing (THE DAILY)....The MLS Dynamo named SMG-Reliant Park Dir of Sports Marketing & Sponsorships DAVID TAGLIARINO Senior VP (Dynamo).....Circuit of the Americas named Churchill Downs Inc. VP/Corporate Communications JULIE KOENIG LOIGNON VP/PR & Community Relations, TracyLocke Advertising Chief Creative Officer REGAN HOLLEY VP/Marketing, Dell VP/HR & Consumer Brand Innovation FENORRIS PEARSON VP/HR and SMU Dir of Ticketing JASON ASCI Dir of Ticketing (Circuit of the Americas).

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