SBD/December 6, 2013/People and Pop Culture

Executive Transactions

Fox Sports shuffled some of its execs, naming Exec VP & GM DAVID NATHANSON GM & COO of FS1 and FS2, and Fox Sports Media Group Exec VP/Programming & Research BILL WANGER Exec VP/Programming, Research & Content Strategy. Fox also named SCOTT ACKERSON Exec VP/News and GEORGE GREENBERG Exec VP/Content Integration & Presentation. Ackerson, Greenberg and Senior VP/Original Programming MICHAEL BLOOM will all report to Nathanson (Fox Sports).

EXECS: FIA President JEAN TODT "unanimously won a second term," running unopposed. Former FIA Foundation Director General DAVID WARD would have been Todt's "main rival," but he "pulled out of the race last month because of a lack of backing" (AP, 12/6)....Padres Exec VP & Senior Advisor DAVE WINFIELD has joined the MLBPA as a special assistant to new Exec Dir TONY CLARK (MLB.com, 12/5)....EPL club Arsenal named Nuggets and Avalanche President JOSH KROENKE a non-Exec Dir. He said the move would "reaffirm our family's long-term commitment to the club" (London DAILY MAIL, 12/5)....Baseball HOF Senior VP BILL HAASE is "retiring at the end of the year," wrapping up a career of "more than 30 years in baseball, including 13 as a top leader" at the HOF. Haase also spent 18 years with the Tigers, eventually ending as Exec VP & COO (AP, 12/5)....CFL Officiating Dir TOM HIGGINS has left his position (CFL)....Learfield Sports named GREG GILMER GM of its Mocs Sports Properties for the Univ. of Tennessee-Chattanooga, BRITTANY OLIGSCHLAEGER GM of its Jackrabbit Sports Properties for South Dakota State Univ., and TODD ANTONOPOULOS GM of its Vandals Sports Properties at the Univ. of Idaho (Learfield).

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