SBD/April 5, 2012/People and Pop Culture

Executive Transactions

Univision named ROB THUN Exec VP/Business Operations for the net's distribution sales and marketing team. Thun was previously with AT&T U-Verse, where he had been Senior VP/Content, responsible for negotiating carriage deals with cable nets. Univision also named ESPN VP/Digital Distribution RENEE PLATO Senior VP/Digital Distribution for the distribution sales and marketing team. Both execs will be based in N.Y. and will report to Univision President of Distribution Sales & Marketing TONIA O'CONNOR (John Ourand, THE DAILY).

EXECS: ISC promoted VP & CMO DARYL WOLFE to Senior VP & CMO. Wolfe will continue to oversee all corporate and consumer sales, partnership management and integrated media sales (ISC)….The San Diego Bowl Game Association BOD elected JOHN WERTZ President of the ’12 Bridgepoint Education Holiday Bowl and San Diego County Credit Union Poinsettia Bowl. Wertz succeeds CHUCK WASKER, who becomes BOD Chair. Other elected officers include President-Elect BILL GEPPERT, Secretary RENEE DAVIES and Treasurer SHANNON RIMMEREID (San Diego Bowl Game Association)….The ’22 Lake Tahoe Winter Games Exploratory Committee named Squaw Valley Ski Holdings LLC President & Chief Exec ANDY WIRTH interim Chair (AP, 4/5)….KemperSports named Heritage Golf Group Founding Partner & Exec VP ANDY CROSSON VP/Business Development (KemperSports)….The Univ. of Montana named Associate AD & Senior Woman Administrator JEAN GEE interim AD (BOZEMAN DAILY CHRONICLE, 3/31)….Churchill Downs Track Superintendent RAYMOND LEHR is retiring July 1. Lehr is the track’s “longest-tenured full-time employee,” having started at Churchill in ’67 (COURIER-JOURNAL.com, 4/4).

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