SBD/March 19, 2013/People and Pop Culture
Published March 19, 2013
EXECS: Electronic Arts CEO JOHN RICCITIELLO will step down and no longer serve on the company's BOD, effective March 30. BOD Chair LARRY PROBST, who previously served as EA CEO from '91-'07, has been appointed Exec Chair (EA). Riccitiello said he was "accountable" for the company missing its operational targets (REUTERS, 3/18)....Delaware North Cos. promoted TD Garden Dir of Operations JASON BECKETT to VP/Operations (Delaware North)....The Thunder named Wasserman Media Group Senior VP/Team Sports JASON RANNE Dir of Strategic Planning (Thunder)....Electronics company Skullcandy named former Nike+Digital Sport GM HOBY DARLING President & CEO (SLTRIB.com, 3/18)....Tennis Channel named VIRGINIA HUNT Exec Dir of Programming. Hunt previously served as L.A.-based KCAL-TV and KCBS-TV Program Dir from '98-'10 (Tennis Channel)....USA Hockey named MATT HERR American Developmental Model Regional Manager (USA Hockey).
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