SBD/December 6, 2012/People and Pop Culture

Executive Transactions

Several MiLB clubs announced promotions/hires recently. The Triple-A PCL Round Rock Express named JILL CACIC Communications Dir. The Single-A Carolina League Wilmington Blue Rocks named BRIAN RANDLE Advertising Sales Dir. The Single-A California League High Desert Mavericks named MITCH BUTZ Assistant GM. The Single-A Midwest League Beloit Snappers named BILL CZAJA Corporate Sales & Promotions Dir. The PCL Omaha Storm Chasers named MATT RAU Corporate Sales Dir, KYLE SCHOONOVER Group Sales Dir CAMERON WILSON Group Sales Exec and BEN HEMMEN Marketing & Promotions Dir, AARON COX Promotions & Client Services Manager, BEN KRATZ Special Events Dir, JASON KINNEY Corporate Sales Exec, BEN TUPMAN Creative Services Manager, BRETT POLLOCK Baseball Operations Manager, LAURIE SCHLENDER Assistant GM and RYAN WORTHEN Group Operations Manager (MiLB).

EXECS: Dick’s Sporting Goods Exec VP/Finance & Administration and CFO TIM KULLMAN announced his intention to retire in ’13. He will continue in his current role until a successor is hired and has agreed to remain with the company until April ’13 (Dick’s Sporting Goods)….Learfield Sports named BOB WELCH Mizzou Sports Properties GM, JEFF SHOULTZ Cyclone Sports Properties GM at Iowa State Univ. and DANNY SPATARO Northwestern Sports Properties GM (Learfield)….The USGA named JOHN SPITZER Managing Dir of Equipment Standards, effective Feb. 2. Spitzer replaces DICK RUGGE, who recently announced his retirement (GOLFCHANNEL.com, 12/5)….The CFL Winnipeg Blue Bombers promoted KYLE WALTERS to Assistant GM & Canadian Scouting Dir (VANCOUVERSUN.com, 12/6)….The ECHL Utah Grizzlies named CRIS CARRICO VP/Corporate Partnerships (Grizzlies)….Ohio State Univ. named former NFLer and OSU alum EDDIE GEORGE Assistant VP/Business Advancement (OHIO.com, 12/4).

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