SBD/September 21, 2012/People and Pop Culture

Executive Transactions

Delaware North Cos. announced that AMY LATIMER has been promoted to TD Garden President. Latimer has worked for the venue since '95, previously serving as Senior VP/Sales & Marketing for both TD Garden and the Bruins. In her new role, Latimer will be responsible for all day-to-day operating functions of the arena and will report to JOHN WENTZELL, the previous arena President who now serves as President for Delaware North Cos. Boston and Delaware North Cos. Int'l (Delaware North Cos.).

EXECS: The Chevrolet Detroit Belle Isle Grand Prix named Izod IndyCar Series operational expert CHARLES BURNS GM. Burns will oversee day-to-day operations of the race, which will be held on May 31-June 2 (DETROIT FREE PRESS, 9/21)….Texas A&M-Kingsville announced that AD BRIAN DEANGELIS has resigned “after just 80 days on the job.” DeAngelis’ resignation "was effective Wednesday and gave no reason” (MYSANANTONIO.com, 9/20)….Grand Slam Sports President & GM DAVE GREENE, whose company bought sports-talk station KFNS-AM two years ago, “is out and has been replaced” by former KMOX-AM Sales Manager KATY PAVELONIS. She has "been at the station for several months and already had assumed some of Greene’s day-to-day duties.” GSS owns both KFNS and sports-talks station KXFN-AM (ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH, 9/21)….The Double-A Texas League Springfield Cardinals have named Double-A Texas League Frisco RoughRiders Group Sales Coordinator NIKI LODHOLZ Community Relations/Account Exec (THE DAILY)….The Aspire Group for its Georgia Tech athletics property has named Tuscaloosa Tourism and Sports Commission intern VIKKI CHAVIS Sales Consultant (THE DAILY).

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