SBD/March 26, 2012/People and Pop Culture

Executive Transactions

The WTA named the following execs to its Global Advisory Council: GroupM China CEO BESSIE LEE, Int’l Rescue Committee Chair Emeritus and former U.S. Ambassador to China WINSTON LORD, Li & Fung Limited President & CEO BRUCE ROCKOWITZ and Dragongate Entertainment CEO & Founder WILLIAM PFEIFFER (WTA)….WWE named NBA Senior VP/Marketing BRIAN FLINN to the same position. Flinn will report to WWE CMO MICHELLE WILSON and will be responsible for providing strategic direction for branding and promotions, database marketing, PPV events, affiliate marketing and consumer insights (WWE)….The Raiders named Colorado State Univ. Dir of Athletic Media Relations ZAK GILBERT Dir of Media Relations. Gilbert previously worked in the Packers PR office from '01-07. The club also promoted PR Dir MIKE TAYLOR to Dir of Public Affairs (Raiders)….The Browns promoted Dir of Community Relations RENEE HARVEY to VP/Community Outreach (Browns)….The Chiefs promoted Dir of HR KIRSTEN KRUG to VP/HR & Administration (Chiefs)….After exploring opportunities with a group that participated in bidding for the Dodgers, JOE TORRE has rejoined MLB as Exec VP/Baseball Operations (MLB).

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