SBD/April 28, 2014/People and Pop Culture

Executive Transactions

Kentucky Speedway named Feld Entertainment Regional Sales Manager MARC BRAFMAN Senior Dir of Business Development and Griffin Marketing Group Dir of Business Development ROB BLAIR Senior Dir of Business Development (THE DAILY)….The Seahawks hired former Dolphins GM JEFF IRELAND as a consultant (, 4/26)….The Browns named Ole Miss Assistant AD/Internal Operations DR. JAMIL NORTHCUTT Dir of Player Engagement. Northcutt also had a previous stint as Chiefs Player Development Coordinator (AKRON BEACON JOURNAL, 4/25)….Former USOC CEO JIM SCHERR “has resigned” as European Games COO and been replaced by former British Olympic Association Chief Exec SIMON CLEGG. Scherr had been leading the organizing effort for the inaugural European Games from Baku, Azerbaijan, over the last 12 months (AP, 4/28)….Life Time Athletic Events named Competitor Group VP/Sponsorship & Media Sales SCOTT NENNINGER Senior Dir of National Sponsorship & Integrated Media Sales and Competitor Group VP/Sales for the Eastern Region REBECCA MCKINNON Dir of National Sponsorship & Integrated Media Sales (Life Time Athletic Events)….Belmont Univ. promoted HEATHER COPELAND to Assistant AD/Compliance, COLETTE KEYSER to Assistant AD/Sport Operations, GREG SAGE to Assistant AD/Broadcasting & Media Relations and RENEE SCHULTZ to Assistant AD/Student Services (Belmont)….Ashland Univ. AD BILL GOLDRING announced that he will retire after 16 years in the position (Ashland)….PRESIDENT OBAMA named ad agency SS+K co-Founder & Partner ROBERT SHEPARDSON to his Council on Fitness, Sports & Nutrition (THE DAILY).

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