SBD/February 11, 2014/People and Pop Culture

Executive Transactions

Entertainment Weekly named SI.com Managing Editor MATT BEAN Editor. Bean "introduced efforts such as the live daily talk show 'SI Now' and a section on the site dedicated to long-form storytelling." SI "will seek a successor" for Bean, and in the meantime, Time Inc. Sports Group Editor PAUL FICHTENBAUM and SI.com Assistant Managing Editor RYAN HUNT "will handle the magazine's digital operations" (ADAGE.com, 2/10).

GRIDIRON GANGS
: The Texans named former Dolphins Assistant GM BRIAN GAINE Dir of Pro Personnel. Gaine was a candidate to become Dolphins GM “after spending six years in the Dolphins’ personnel department.” Dolphins GM DENNIS HICKEY “fired Gaine" after he replaced former GM JEFF IRELAND (CHRON.com, 2/10)….The Redskins hired former NFLer DOUG WILLIAMS as a front-office personnel exec (NFL.com, 2/10). Williams “will have a crossover role” helping Dir of Pro Personnel MOROCCO BROWN and Dir of Player Personnel SCOTT CAMPBELL, who focuses on college players (ESPN.com, 2/10).

EXECS: The NHL named Wasserman Media Group Senior VP/Global Sales BRIAN CULL VP/Integrated Marketing, effective next Tuesday. Cull will be responsible for overseeing the league’s U.S. partnership team and will report to NHL CMO BRIAN JENNINGS. While at WMG, Cull spent 15 years managing partners at both the NFL and MLB (THE DAILY)....The Braves promoted LARRY BOWMAN to VP/Stadium Operations & Security, KIM CHILDRESS to VP & Controller and LARA JURAS to VP/HR (Braves)....Joe Gibbs Racing promoted DAVE ALPERN to CMO, TODD MEREDITH to COO, HEATH CHERRY to VP/Sponsorship, CHRIS HELEIN to VP/Communications and JJ DAMATO to VP/Marketing Services (JGR)....Stanford Univ. promoted Senior Assistant AD/Annual Giving HEATHER OWEN to Associate AD/Development (Stanford)….Brand marketing exec DOCKERY CLARK, sales and sports marketing professional DE CORDELL and business affairs specialist SARAH DAVIS have opened BlueCap Marketing, specializing in provocative sports and entertainment marketing platforms (BlueCap).

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