SBD/October 15, 2012/People and Pop Culture

Executive Transactions

Nike named Honeywell Senior VP/Global Government Relations SEAN O’HOLLAREN as head of its global government affairs operation. The move comes as Nike “has made significant changes in its government relations operation,” bringing on Dir of Government Affairs JENNIFER BENDALL in ’11, and, over the summer, the addition of Democratic lobbyist JESSE MCCOLLUM. According to Senate lobbying files, Nike “has spent $200,000 on lobbying during the first half" of '12 and has law firm Sidley Austin on retainer (, 10/12).

EXECS: The SPORTSBUSINESS JOURNAL's Christopher Botta reports MLS Sporting KC “recently promoted” VP/Sales JAKE REID to Chief Revenue Officer. Last week, Reid brought on Hornets Regional Business Development Manager JAMIE GUIN as VP/Corporate Partnerships. Reid “will work with Guin to hire at least three more corporate sales staffers by the end of October” (SPORTSBUSINESS JOURNAL, 10/15 issue)….High Point Univ. named Florida Int’l Univ. Assistant Dir of Compliance & Eligibility LYNN NEWSON Dir of Compliance (High Point)….The Thunder named former NBAer MIKE WILKS Pro Scout and Proskauer Rose attorney AMANDA GREEN Basketball Operations Coordinator/Legal & Administration. The club also promoted Dir of Minor League Operations & Basketball Technology PAUL RIVERS to Dir of Basketball Operations, Scouting Coordinator WILL DAWKINS to Dir of College Player Personnel and Dir of Minor League Scouting & Manager of Minor League Operations BRANDON BARNETT to Dir of Minor League Operations & Pro Scout (Thunder).

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