SBD/February 7, 2013/People and Pop Culture

Executive Transactions

Former MSG Sports President SCOTT O’NEIL has joined the advisory board of online ticket reseller ScoreBig.com. O'Neil, who resigned as MSG President last September, said, "I will advise the senior executives. I will also help with relationships in the business and hopefully wave the flag for them" (John Lombardo, Staff Writer).

UTILITY PLAYERS: The Cubs promoted VP/Strategy & Development ALEX SUGARMAN to Senior VP/Strategy & Development and VP/Ticket Sales & Service COLIN FAULKNER to VP/Sales & Partnerships. The moves follow the departure last week of Exec VP and Chief Sales & Marketing Officer WALLY HAYWARD. Both Sugarman and Faulkner have been with the Cubs since '10 (Eric Fisher, Staff Writer).

EXECS: Mandalay Sports Media named former Fox exec RICH BATTISTA CEO of its 11-month-old venture. Battista will be based in L.A. and oversee the company's day-to-day operations. One of Battista's duties will be to identify investment and acquisition opportunities (John Ourand, Staff Writer)....The MISL Milwaukee Wave named former Milwaukee County Parks Dir SUE BLACK President & CEO (JSONLINE.com, 2/6)....IHRA Entertainment named Palm Beach Int'l Raceway President & CEO JASON RITTENBERRY CEO for the Int'l Hod Rod Association, which will be rebranded IHRA Motorsports. IHRA Motorsports President & GM AARON POLBURN and VP/Race Operations SKOOTER PEACO will remain in their respective positions (IHRA)....BILL HANSTOCK has joined SB Nation as an Editor and contributor (THE DAILY)....The NFL Cardinals named NFL Management Council Labor Operations Manager MIKE DISNER Dir of Football Administration and Rams Scouting Administration Dir DEBBIE POLLOM Exec Assistant (Cardinals)....The Univ. of Memphis named Northwest Missouri State Univ. AD WREN BAKER Deputy AD/External Affairs (Memphis).

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