SBD/October 29, 2012/People and Pop Culture

Executive Transactions

The daughter of Baseball HOFer JACKIE ROBINSON on Saturday said that "she has agreed to join the Dodgers’ board of directors, strengthening the bond between the team and it most historically famous alumnus.” SHARON ROBINSON said that she would "represent her family and the Jackie Robinson Foundation on the Dodgers’ board.” In return, the club will “select a representative to serve on the board of the Jackie Robinson Foundation” (L.A. TIMES, 10/28).

EXECS: The Grand-Am Road Racing Series named social market research firm MotiveQuest Dir of Sales & Marketing BRIAN BEIERWALTES Dir of Brand & Consumer Marketing (Grand-Am)….The Mariners named Cubs West Coast Crosschecker TIM KISSNER Dir of Int’l Operations (BASEBALLAMERICA.com, 10/27)….The Dodgers named former Mariners Latin American Coordinator PATRICK GUERRERO to the same position (BASEBALLAMERICA.com, 10/27)….WC Vision LLC, the marketing and licensing rights holder for racing’s Pirelli World Challenge Championship Series, named National Auto Sport Association VP/Marketing GREG GILL VP/Marketing & Communications (WC Vision)….EPL club Manchester City named former La Liga club FC Barcelona Technical Dir TXIKI BEGIRISTAIN Dir of Football. He will replace BRIAN MARWOOD, “who will become managing director of the new City Football Academy when it opens at the start of the 2013-14 season.” Begiristain will report to new Man City CEO FERRAN SORIANO, “with whom he worked during his last two years at Barcelona” (AFP, 10/28).

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