SBD/February 8, 2013/People and Pop Culture

Executive Transactions

IMG named WWE Exec VP ANDREW JUDELSON Senior VP. He will serve as senior vice president at IMG, leading the sales team in the college division, while also overseeing business development across the company’s North American business (THE DAILY)....Octagon promoted ANNE SULLIVAN to Senior VP, responsible for direct promotions and hosting initiatives within its newly-structured Events & Hospitality group (Octagon)....The NFL promoted Officiating Dir DEAN BLANDINO to VP/Officiating. He takes over for CARL JOHNSON, who announced in December that he accepted a new role and would become the NFL's first full-time game official (NFL)....ESPN.com’s Adam Schefter cited a source as saying that the NFL promoted TROY VINCENT to Senior VP, one of the “highest ranking jobs in the league office” (ESPN.com, 2/7)….Virgin Media CEO NEIL BERKETT on Wednesday said that he plans to leave when Liberty Global concludes its planned $23.3B takeover of the U.K. cable operator. Liberty Global CEO MIKE FRIES said that he would "quickly begin the search for a successor to Berkett" (VARIETY.com, 2/7)....Northwestern Univ. named Univ. of Delaware Associate AD/Compliance BRIAN BAPTISTE to the same position (NU)....Univ. of Maryland-Baltimore County Dir of Athletics, Physical Education & Recreation CHARLES BROWN announced he will retire as of June 30, completing a 24-year tenure (UMBC)....Billy Casper Golf promoted JESSE SEGUIN to Regional Dir of Agronomy covering the western U.S. (Billy Casper Golf)....AstroTurf named SoccerPlus Cos. CEO ANTHONY DICICCO to the newly-created position of Business Development Dir for Soccer (AstroTurf)....Univision named Soccer United Marketing Int'l Senior Dir MARCO LICEAGA Univision Deportes VP/Marketing & Promotions, reporting to Univision Deportes President JUAN CARLOS RODRIGUEZ (Univision).

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