SBD/July 27, 2012/People and Pop Culture

Executive Transactions

Former NFL exec JIM STEEG is no longer on the advisory board of the fledgling USFL, which plans to launch next March. He joined in February this year, and at the time, USFL CEO JAIME CUADRA held out hope Steeg would join the league full-time. Steeg's name is no longer on the USFL website. He declined to comment for this story. Cuadra, who plans to start an eight-team league using the intellectual property of the old USFL, could not immediately be reached for comment. Steeg for 26 years ran special events for the NFL, including the Super Bowl, and in '04 became a Chargers exec before leaving that position in '10 (Daniel Kaplan, SportsBusiness Journal).

PRESIDENTIAL APPEAL: NBCU has promoted Comcast SportsNet Mid-Atlantic Senior VP & GM REBECCA O'SULLIVAN SCHULTE, CSN Bay Area VP & GM TED GRIGGS and CSN Philadelphia Senior VP & GM BRIAN MONIHAN to the role of President at their respective RSNs (NBCU).

N.Y. POSTS: The Nets and Barclays Center have promoted the following: JEFF GEWIRTZ to Exec VP/Business Affairs & Chief Legal Officer; TRAVIS LEE to Creative Dir; ILLIANA BLACKSHEAR to Hospitality & Ticket Administrator; ABNER NEUFELD to Group & Arena Sales Dir; FRANK SULLIVAN to Exec Dir of Group & Arena Sales; CHRISTINE BOWNS to VIP Services Dir; JARED KAYE to Financial Analysis Manager; BEN COUCH to Interactive Marketing Manager; DARREN MEYER to Partnership Marketing Dir; and ADAR WELLINGTON to Entertainment Coordinator & Dance Team Coach (Nets)....The NFL Giants promoted KEN STERNFELD to Dir of Pro Personnel and DAVE GETTLEMAN to Senior Pro Personnel Analyst (Giants).

EXECS: Colgate Univ. announced Senior Associate AD VICKY CHUN will assume the duties of interim AD effective Aug. 1, following the departure of AD DAVID ROACH on July 31 (Colgate)....The Univ. of Minnesota named VCU Deputy AD MIKE ELLIS Senior Associate AD/Administration (UM)....The Univ. of Miami named Univ. of Alabama Ticketing Dir BRENT CRANK Assistant AD/Ticket Operations (UM)....Allegany College of Maryland AD BOB KIRK announced his retirement (CUMBERLAND TIMES-NEWS, 7/25)....CBS Sports promoted STEVE KARASIK to Senior Coordinating Producer (CBS).

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