SBD/June 24, 2013/People and Pop Culture

Executive Transactions

Octagon named Lagardère Unlimited Golf Senior VP DAVID YATES Managing Dir. Yates will lead the agency's golf rep practice, sales, sales management and business development. Yates has more than 27 years of experience in the sports industry, including serving at Lagardère Unlimited Golf (formerly Gaylord Sports Management) for 13 years. Prior to that, Yates was IMG VP, where he worked for 15 years and served on IMG Founder MARK MCCORMACK's exec committee (Liz Mullen, Staff Writer).

EXECS: Outdoor Channel named former SportsTime Ohio President JIM LIBERATORE President & CEO, effective immediately. He succeeds TOM HORNISH, who will remain with the company through a transitional period (Outdoor Channel)....Seahawks GM JOHN SCHNEIDER had his contract "quietly extended" through '16. The deal has been "done for more than a year, without fanfare" (, 6/21)....Clippers VP/Communications JOE SAFETY, who just completed his 20th season with the organization, has resigned (, 6/21)....The Nuggets named BEN TENZER Dir of Team Operations (Nuggets)....MLB Giants Enterprises Marketing Manager JENS WEIDEN is "about to become" Rose Bowl CFO (, 6/21)....L.A. Marathon LLC named Atlanta Track Club Exec Dir TRACEY RUSSELL CEO (L.A. Marathon).

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