SBD/November 7, 2012/People and Pop Culture

Executive Transactions

San Antonio Sports selected former Spurs Sports & Entertainment Exec VP/Business Operations RUSS BOOKBINDER to succeed SUSAN BLACKWOOD as President. Blackwood will retain her position through September '13 (BIZJOURNALS.com, 11/6)....The Orioles promoted NEIL ALOISE to VP/Ticketing & Fan Services, GREG BADER to VP/Communications & Marketing and MIKE HOPPES to VP/Finance (John Ourand, THE DAILY)....The Astros named DAVID STEARNS Assistant GM (Astros)....The CFL Winnipeg Blue Bombers did not renew the contract of Assistant GM & Dir of Football Operations ROSS HODGKINSON (WINNIPEG SUN, 11/7)....USGA Senior Technical Dir DICK RUGGE this week announced he is "retiring effective this February" after 13 years with the organization ("Golf Central," Golf Channel, 11/5)....Coca-Cola promoted Olympics Marketing Dir JAMES EADIE to Integrated Marketing Communications Dir for North West Europe and Nordics "following a successful Games period for the soft-drinks company" (MARKETINGMAGAZINE.co.uk, 11/6)....Monumental Sports & Entertainment promoted BEN COBLEIGH to Manager of Inside Sales (Monumental Sports).

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