SBD/February 28, 2014/People and Pop Culture

Executive Transactions

BLOOMBERG NEWS' Scott Soshnick cites sources as saying that MSG President & CEO HANK RATNER "is out" and "will be replaced by" Cablevision Systems President of Local Media TAD SMITH. Ratner "oversaw the $1 billion, privately financed renovation of the company’s namesake arena," a three-year project that was completed in '13. A source said that Ratner "will remain with MSG" as Vice Chair and join the company's BOD (BLOOMBERG NEWS, 2/28).

EXECS: The Mariners named Safeco Field Dir of Maintenance JOE MYHRA VP/Ballpark Operations (Mariners)....The NHRA named Volvo Cars of North America VP/Corporate Communications GENO EFFLER VP/PR & Communications (NHRA)....Northern Illinois Univ. named Univ. of Tulsa Associate AD/Student Services MELISSA DAWSON Senior Associate AD & Dir of Student-Athlete Academic Support Services (NIU)....The IHRA and IRG Sports & Entertainment named TODD SILVEY Managing Editor of Drag Review Magazine (IHRA).

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