SBD/June 18, 2013/People and Pop Culture

Executive Transactions

Fox Sports Digital named former N.Y. Times Exec Dir of Platform Technologies BEN GERST Senior VP/Platform Development. Gerst will help lead the forthcoming redesign and relaunch of FoxSports.com, and report to Fox Sports Senior VP/Digital PETE VLASTELICA (Eric Fisher, Staff Writer).

EXECS: EPL club Liverpool named Guoman & Thistle Hotels CFO ANDY HUGHES to the same position. He will “join the club on July 8.” Hughes “takes over the role vacated by PHILIP NASH, who stood down in February citing ‘family reasons’” (LIVERPOOLECHO.co.uk, 6/17)....The Stars named Sharks Media Relations Manager TOMY HOLY Senior Dir of Communications. Stars Dir of Team Services JASON RADEMAN, who stepped in and served as the team’s Dir of Communications this past season, will now exclusively continue in his previous role (Stars)....The Minneapolis Sports Facilities Authority named Minnesota Department of Transportation Dir of the Office of Civil Rights ALEX TITTLE Dir of Equity, “charged with helping the MSFA meet state-mandated targeted business inclusion goals” (PIONEERPRESS.com, 6/17)....The Sabres named Huffington Post Senior Editor CRAIG KANALLEY Social Media Manager (Sabres).

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