SBD/May 16, 2012/People and Pop Culture

Executive Transactions

NYRA promoted COO ELLEN MCCLAIN to President, replacing CHARLES  HAYWARD, who was dismissed last week (, 5/14)….Palace Sports & Entertainment hired ANDY LOUGHNANE as VP/Corporate Partnerships (PS&E)....African-American TV network Aspire named GMC Senior VP & General Counsel PAUL BUTLER GM. Butler will oversee all operations of the MAGIC JOHNSON-owned station, which is set to launch next month. He will continue his role with GMC up until channel’s launch (, 5/15)….ANDRIA NOLAN has been named Exec Dir of the Florida Panthers Foundation. Nolan was previously Henderson Behavioral Health Dir of Development. She also previously worked as an Exec Assistant in the Panthers' marketing department from ’95-98 (Christopher Botta, SportsBusiness Journal)….FanVision hired SEAN O’BRIEN as its first Senior VP/U.S. Motorsports. He previously worked at Sony, where he held several senior positions in sales and marketing management. O'Brien will be in charge of the company's new five-year partnership with NASCAR, as well as any other motor racing initiatives in the U.S. (FanVision)….Concordia Univ. Texas named STAN BONEWITZ AD. He will continue in his role as men’s basketball coach (Concordia)….Univ. of Mary Washington named KEN TYLER AD. Tyler comes to UMW after holding the same position at West Virginia Wesleyan College (UMW).

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