SBD/October 24, 2012/People and Pop Culture

Executive Transactions

MLS Chivas USA named JOSE DAVID President, replacing ANTONIO CUE as the club’s “top front-office executive.” The club also named Liga MX club Chivas de Guadalajara Dir of Development JOSE LUIS REAL Supervisor of Soccer Operations. Many of Real’s responsibilities “formerly belonged” to Chivas USA GM JOSE DOMENE, who “will now report” to Real (LATIMES.com, 10/23).

EXECS: The Puma BOD elected JEAN-FRANCOIS PALUS Chair, effective Dec. 1. The appointment comes after JOCHEN ZEITZ resigned on Oct. 15. Palus has been Managing Dir for PPR, Puma’s holding company, since ’08 (Puma)….Turner Broadcasting named former Nielsen Media Exec VP/Advertising Analytics HOWARD SHIMMEL Senior VP/Ad Sales & Sports Research (BROADCASTINGCABLE.com, 10/23)….Barclays Center has removed “interim” from GM DAVID ANDERSON’s title (AEG)….Facility management firm VenuWorks promoted VP TAMMY KOOLBECK to Senior VP, National Dir of Support Services, JOHN SIEHL to Regional VP and Regional VP ANDY LONG to VP/Events & Entertainment (VenuWorks)….The Raptors named Hawks Assistant GM and Dir of Player Personnel DAVID PENDERGRAFT Pro Personnel Scout (THESTAR.com, 10/24)….Cubs Assistant GM RANDY BUSH has agreed to a three-year contract extension (Cubs)….Web-based ticketing services provider Etix announced Rockhouse Partners co-Founder JOE KUSTELSKI will succeed Founder TRAVIS JANOVICH as CEO. Janovich will remain with the company as Chair (Etix).

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