SBD/January 14, 2014/People and Pop Culture

Executive Transactions

Learfield Sports yesterday named NASCAR VP/Digital Media MARC JENKINS COO. Jenkins begins Jan. 20 and will relocate from Charlotte to Learfield's HQs in Plano, Texas. Learfield Exec VP & COO ANDY RAWLINGS will remain, but assumes the newly created position of Chief Revenue Officer (Learfield).

HOT IN CLEVELAND: The Indians named Procter & Gamble exec BRIAN BARREN Exec VP/Sales & Marketing. Barren was most recently "director of P&G's Kroger customer business development team." Indians President MARK SHAPIRO "lured his friend away from a productive, 24-year career" at P&G. The two were teammates on the Princeton football team in '87 and '88 (CRAINSCLEVELAND.com, 1/12).

STAYING WITH THE SENS: The Senators agreed to a contract extension through '16 with GM BRYAN MURRAY, and named him President of Hockey Operations. Murray will remain in that capacity for two more seasons and then stay an additional two years in an advisory role. The team also promoted Dir of Player Personnel PIERRE DORION and Dir of Player Development & Hockey Administration RANDY LEE to Assistant GM (Senators).

EXECS: The D-Backs named Legends Entertainment District GM JUDD NORRIS VP/Corporate Partnerships. Legends Entertainment District is a partnership between the city of Phoenix, D-Backs and Suns (D-Backs)....The Association of Surfing Professionals named Fox Sports Interactive Media VP & Exec Producer JED PEARSON Senior VP & Exec Producer of Content & Programming (Eric Fisher, Staff Writer)....American Univ. named Univ. of Maryland Associate AD/Media Relations DOUG DULL Associate AD/Communications (American)....Global Spectrum named FRAN RODOWICZ GM of the Atlantic City Convention Center and Boardwalk Hall (Global Spectrum)....Sports USA named BRANDON RANDAZZO Social Media Dir (Sports USA)....The Raiders promoted DANIEL VENTRELLE to General Counsel, effective today (THE DAILY)....California-based fantasy news and information site Fantasy Alarm named RICK WOLF President. Wolf previously was a consultant with his Full Moon Sports Solutions and NBC Sports and Olympics Dir of Business Development, Sports Digital (Eric Fisher, Staff Writer).

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