SBD/June 6, 2013/People and Pop Culture

Executive Transactions

CBS named YES Network COO RAY HOPKINS President of Television Networks Distribution. Hopkins had been at YES since '04. His departure coincides with YES Network's new minority owner News Corp. taking over the lead in the RSN's future affiliate distribution negotiations (YES)....NBC Sports Group promoted VP/Olympic Sales PAUL WILSON to Senior VP/Olympic Sales (THE DAILY)....USL club Orlando City hired MLS Special Assistant to the Commissioner BRETT LASHBROOK. His primary duties will include assisting the team's ownership group in finalizing plans for a new soccer stadium and negotiating an MLS expansion agreement. Lashbrook begins next Monday (Orlando City)....The Predators named former NHLer SCOTT NICHOL Player Development Dir. The job had been "vacant for a year" (Nashville TENNESSEAN, 6/6)....The Univ. of Louisville named assistant track coach CHRISTINE KRELLWITZ Senior Associate AD, replacing incoming Rutgers Univ. AD JULIE HERMANN (, 6/4)....The Univ. of Memphis named Rogers State Univ. AD RYAN BRADLEY Associate AD/Marketing & Strategic Communications (UM)....Sonoma Raceway named LAURENCE LEA Media & Community Relations Coordinator (Sonoma Raceway).

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