SBD/April 4, 2013/People and Pop Culture

Executive Transactions

Chicago-based Priority Sports & Entertainment named former NFL Jets GM MIKE TANNENBAUM President of its new coaches, front office and broadcasters division. Tannenbaum said, "The more I thought about it, I felt this was a really good fit for me." He will "likely set up an office in Newark," and will "oversee contract negotiations and representation of basketball and football coaching clients for Priority in the NFL and college." Tannenbaum said that he is "leaving for the Final Four in Atlanta to recruit clients 'to start building a business'" (N.Y. DAILY NEWS, 4/4). Tannenbaum will "work closely" with Priority Sports CEO MARK BARTELSTEIN (AP, 4/3).

EXECS: Lululemon Chief Product Officer SHEREE WATERSON is "stepping down." The company said the move was "part of a plan to reorganize its product team to support long-term growth" (AP, 4/3)....Comcast SportsNet promoted MARSHA PEREZ to Research Manager (CSN)….The Gator Bowl Association named ANDY PRADELLA '13 Chair and VINCE MCCORMACK Chair-Elect (Gator Bowl)....The Univ. of North Carolina-Pembroke named N.C. State Associate AD/External Relations DICK CHRISTY AD (UNC-Pembroke)....Eastern Michigan Univ. named Associate AD and Senior Woman Administrator MELODY REIFEL WERNER interim AD (ANNARBOR.com, 4/2)….Northern Kentucky Univ. named MICHAEL CUSACK AD, effective April 15 (NKU)….Univ. of North Carolina-Wilmington named ROB AYCOCK Senior Associate AD and Seahawk Club Exec Dir (UNC-W)….Las Vegas Events named ASHLEIGH STEVENS Corporate Marketing Coordinator (LVE)….Back9Network named STEVEN SHAW VP/Production & Operations (Back9Network).

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