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Executive Transactions

Univision named NBCUniversal Exec VP/Cable Entertainment Ad Sales STEVE MANDALA Exec VP/Ad Sales. Mandala will oversee the net’s Client Development Group along with sports sales and direct response advertising. Meanwhile, Univision Client Development Group Exec VP LISA MCCARTHY has left to form her own consulting business, and former Exec VP/Brand Solutions GRACIELA ELETA will transition to provide consulting to Univision (Univision).

MICHIGAN MAN: Palace Sports & Entertainment, owner of the Pistons and Palace of Auburn Hills, named CHRIS QUINN VP/Business Development & Premium Seating, reporting to President & CEO DENNIS MANNION. Quinn will be responsible for growing the Pistons’ season-ticket base and marketing sponsorships, as well as selling suites. In addition, Quinn will also play a key role in the team’s $15M project to develop a new upper suite level club at the 24-year-old arena. Quinn most recently worked as a consultant for Legends Premium Sales at the Rose Bowl and Churchill Downs. He also has extensive experience in the horse racing industry. Quinn spent seven years at Santa Anita Park, where he was VP/Sales & Marketing, and he also worked at Hollywood Park (Don Muret, SportsBusiness Journal).

EXECS: The NLL Edmonton Rush named former CFL Edmonton Eskimos VP/Communications & Broadcast DAVE JAMIESON President (EDMONTON JOURNAL, 10/6).

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