SBD/June 1, 2012/People and Pop Culture

Executive Transactions

The Falcons promoted Senior VP/Marketing JIM SMITH to Senior VP/Sales & Marketing. Smith will also keep the CMO title and take the sales role from DAVID COHEN, who left to start his own consulting firm. In his new role, Smith will oversee all ticket sales, premium seats, digital media and special events (THE DAILY).

COME SAIL AWAY: The America’s Cup Advisory Board added NFL Jets President JAY CROSS, ESPN Senior Production Specialist GEOFFREY MASON, Global Options Group Chair HARVEY SCHILLER, former MLB Commissioner PETER UEBERROTH and Wasserman Media Group Chair & CEO CASEY WASSERMAN (America’s Cup).

EXECS: The Lakers promoted GLENN CARRARO to Assistant GM. Carraro served as both Lakers Dir of Basketball Administration and NBA D-League L.A. D-Fenders GM. He will retain his title with the D-Fenders (Lakers). Carraro fills the Assistant GM position that has been “unoccupied since the Lakers did not renew RONNIE LESTER’s contract last year” (ESPN.com, 5/29)....Fenway Sports Management hired JOE HOCKENJOS as Senior VP/Sales. Prior to FSM, Hockenjos was Head of Business Development & Sports Sales for NCC Media, a company jointly owned by Comcast, TWC and Cox (FSM)....Global Spectrum named MICHAEL TISCHLER Sun National Bank Center Event Manager. He replaces TODD STOUDENMIRE, who was named Event Manager at Wells Fargo Center (Global Spectrum)....CFL Edmonton Eskimos Media Relations Dir DAVE JAMIESON resigned Thursday after 14 years with the company (EDMONTON SUN, 6/1)....Northern Michigan Univ.  named Univ. of Alaska-Fairbanks AD FORREST KARR to the same position (NMU)....Utah State Univ. named UCLA Assistant AD/Major Gifts JOEL MOERSCH Assistant AD for Development & Major Gifts (Utah State).

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