SBD/February 6, 2014/People and Pop Culture

Executive Transactions

GMR Marketing Exec VP/Global Sports & Entertainment Consulting GREG BUSCH is leaving to pursue other opportunities after 15 years with the company. He has been in his current position since ’10. Busch, who is based in Milwaukee, was largely credited with growing GMR’s corporate consulting division over the last five years. He will be transitioning his GMR duties throughout February before leaving the company. Busch was named to SBJ/SBD’s “Forty Under 40” in ’08 (THE DAILY).

CALL UPS: The Orioles named Ravens Senior Account Exec for Regional Partnerships & Sales RAY NAIMOLI Senior Manager of Corporate Partnership Sales, Monumental Sports & Entertainment Manager of Partnership Marketing CATHY JEROME Senior Manager of Partnership Marketing, and CBS Radio Dir of Sports Sales BILL MARRIOTT Manager of Corporate Partnership Sales (Orioles)....The Mets named HAEDA MIHALTSES to the newly created position of Exec Dir of External Affairs, “where she will serve as the organization’s main liaison with city, state and federal officials, as well as oversee relations with community stakeholders.” Mihaltses spent 12 years working for former N.Y. Mayor MICHAEL BLOOMBERG as Dir of Intergovernmental Affairs. The Mets “worked closely with Bloomberg’s administration in recent years to bring the All-Star Game to Citi Field,” and are now “involved in a Willets Point redevelopment plan” (MLB.com, 2/5).

EXECS: Global Spectrum promoted COO JOHN PAGE to President. Page joined Spectrum in ’93 as an Event Coordinator (Global Spectrum)....AHL Springfield Falcons President & co-Owner BRUCE LANDON is stepping down from his position. He will remain Dir of Hockey Operations (COURANT.com, 2/5). Landon leaves his role “nearly 20 years after starting the Falcons as an expansion franchise” (MASSLIVE.com, 2/4)....The U.S. Bowling Congress named Int’l Bowling Campus Managing Dir of Youth Development CHAD MURPHY interim Exec Dir, replacing STU UPSON, who recently resigned (USBC).

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