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SBD/April 2, 2013/People and Pop Culture
Published April 2, 2013
DEVIL IN THE DETAILS: An NHL source said that the Devils last week dismissed CMO & Senior VP/Ticket Sales & Marketing MICHAEL WILLIAMS as part of a front office restructuring. The overhaul also included the firing of one mid-level staffer each from the ticket operations and group sales departments. Williams had been with the Devils for three seasons after stints in the marketing departments of the 49ers and Ducks (Christopher Botta, Staff Writer).
EXECS: MiLB named IMG College Senior VP/Marketing & Strategy MICHAEL HAND CMO. He will "lead the property's marketing and branding efforts as the affiliated minors continue an effort to become a more unified, nationally prominent outfit and generate additional collective revenue" (SPORTSBUSINESS JOURNAL, 4/1 issue)....Aramark named Media Ventures Exec VP & Head of Business Development GARY JACOBUS VP & Head of Business Development (Aramark). Jacobus had been a "top sponsorship sales executive at the NFL, NBA and U.S. Tennis Association" (SPORTSBUSINESS JOURNAL, 4/1 issue)....The Trail Blazers named AEG Sports Senior Dir of Digital Strategy DEWAYNE HANKINS VP/Marketing. He "begins the job this week" (OREGONLIVE.com, 4/1)....Golf Channel Digital named NBC Sports Group Digital Business Consultant JEFF CRAVENS GM. The company also promoted Senior Dir of Business Strategy MIKE LOWE to VP/Product Development & User Experience (Golf Channel)....Golf Digest named Conde Nast Productions Group Dir MOLLY BALDWIN Editorial Operations Dir for Golfdigest.com (Golf Digest).
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