SBD/October 25, 2012/People and Pop Culture

Executive Transactions

The Univ. of South Carolina named SEC Associate Commissioner CHARLES BLOOM Senior Associate AD/External Affairs. Bloom spent 17 years directing the SEC’s media and PR efforts (Univ. of South Carolina). In Birmingham, Jon Solomon noted Bloom had been the "main spokesperson from the league's Birmingham office." He aided with the "creation of the Bowl Championship Series under former SEC Commissioner ROY KRAMER and has been the chief administrator for baseball in the SEC office." Bloom will work "through the SEC Championship Game and likely start Dec. 10 at South Carolina" (, 10/24).

EXECS: The 49ers named Facebook VP/Finance CIPORA HERMAN CFO. Current CFO LARRY MACNEIL will stay on as Exec VP/Development, “devoting all his time to the stadium project” in Santa Clara (, 10/23)….USA TODAY Sports Media Group named Pittsburgh Post-Gazette VP/Digital Strategy & Business Development PATRICK SCANLON GM of USA TODAY High School Sports (USA TODAY)….DePaul Univ. “announced a contract extension” for AD LENTI PONSETTO through the ’16-17 academic year (, 10/23)….The California State Athletic Commission named Georgia Athletic & Entertainment Commission Exec Dir ANDY FOSTER to the same position. Foster “will oversee the daily aspects of combat sports in the state” beginning Nov. 7 (, 10/23).

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