SBD/April 9, 2014/People and Pop Culture

Executive Transactions

A source said that Royal Purple Las Vegas Bowl Exec Dir DAN HANNEKE "is leaving" the position to take a job with the UFC. Hanneke was "hired to run the bowl on Oct. 19, 2012, replacing" current UNLV AD TINA KUNZER-MURPHY, who held the position for 12 years (REVIEWJOURNAL.com, 4/7)....Learfield Sports named BILL HIRSH, AL CONNOR, CHRIS SANDERS and CEO WIMMER VPs/National Sales, and they will work out of offices in N.Y., Chicago, Atlanta and L.A., respectively (BIZJOURNALS.com, 4/7)....The Western Collegiate Hockey Association named BILL ROBERTSON Commissioner. He succeeds BRUCE MCLEOD, who has served as WCHA Commissioner for the past 20 years and is retiring in June (WCHA)....Andretti Autosport named ROGER GRIFFITHS Dir of Motorsport Development (TWITTER.com, 4/8)....Havas Sports & Entertainment named BRUNO BARACHO Managing Dir for the net's Sao Paulo office. Baracho has 14 years of experience managing global brand accounts (Havas).

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