SBD/November 6, 2012/People and Pop Culture

Executive Transactions

The Warriors announced the following promotions: STEVIE GRAY to Senior Dir of Ticket Operations, DAN MARTINEZ to Senior Dir of Communications, KEVIN COTE to Dir of Digital Marketing, ABUSHERI OHWOFASA to Dir of Community Relations, ANDY FAHEY to Manager of Digital Marketing, RC DAVIS to Senior Producer, CHRIS GILBERT to Senior Manager of Ticket Operations, GREG UHRIK to Senior Manager of Suite Sales, JEANNE MCGRATH to Manager of Suite Services, MELISSA VICERAL BEACH to Manager of Ticket Services, RON COBB to Manager of Payroll, MARCO NICOLA to Coordinator of Game Operations and ANDREW LOOMIS to NBDL Santa Cruz Warriors Assistant GM (Warriors).

EXECS: Golfsmith named SUE GOVE President & CEO. Gove was previously President & COO of the combined Golfsmith and Golf Town venture (Golfsmith)....The Mid-American Conference named Media Relations Assistant PHIL BURWELL Associate Dir of Media Relations (MAC)....USA Today Sports Media Group has named DINO MARKUS Dir of Video for USA Today Sports and DEREK SAMSON Dir of Content for USA Today High School Sports. Markus formerly was Dir of Video Production & Programming for Bleacher Report. Samson formerly was Assistant Managing Editor for the Yahoo-owned Rivals.com....Social gaming outfit WedgeBuster has named Coyle Media President PAT COYLE to its board of advisors. WedgeBuster earlier this fall closed on a $2.2M funding round that included Saints QB DREW BREES (Eric Fisher, SportsBusiness Journal)....The Dodgers named PAT CORRALES Special Assistant to the GM (Dodgers)....Back9Network named UConn Dir of Institutional Advancement PAUL PENDERGAST Chief Development Officer (Back9Network)....Sources said that the Canadian Soccer Association today will "announce former Vancover 86er TONY FONSECA as technical director." The CSA has "been without a technical director" since '09 (Vancouver PROVINCE, 11/6)....The USL Des Moines Menace named MATT HOMONOFF GM. Homonoff previously served as MLS DC United Manager of Corporate Sponsorships, and NASL FC Edmonton Dir of Sales (DES MOINES REGISTER, 11/6)....The Sports & Fitness Industry Association named Mizuno USA President BOB PUCCINI Chair (THE DAILY).

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