SBD/May 2, 2014/People and Pop Culture

Executive Transactions

IMG Learfield Ticket Solutions announced partnerships with three additional universities: Virginia Tech, New Mexico and Southern Miss. The VT operation is managed on site by GM ROB MINTER, who was previously NBA D-League Canton Charge Dir of Ticket Sales. The operation at UNM will be managed on site by JOE GEHLING, who previously served as Pirates New Business Development Account Exec. The USM operation will be managed on site by BRENDAN JONES, who previously served as N.C. State Senior Account Exec (IMGLTS).

ON CAMPUS: Oregon State Univ. named Stony Brook Univ. Associate AD/Facility & Event Operations TODD PHELPS Associate AD/Facilities & Operations (OREGONLIVE.com, 5/1)....Texas A&M named Univ. of Delaware Deputy AD and Special Assistant to the President SAMANTHA HUGE Senior Associate AD and Senior Woman Administrator (Texas A&M)....The Univ. of Missouri-K.C. promoted Senior Associate AD/Academics & Strategic Initiatives URSULA GURNEY to Senior Associate AD/Internal Operations and Senior Woman Administrator (UMKC).

EXECS: SportsTravel magazine promoted Managing Editor JASON GEWIRTZ to Editor (SportsTravel)....Sports On Earth's EMMA SPAN announced she is joining SI "in a few weeks" as a Senior Editor (TWITTER.com, 5/1)....Wieden+Kennedy named Global Executive Creative Dir COLLEEN DECOURCY an Agency Partner (OREGONLIVE.com, 5/1)....Turnkey Intelligence named ERIKA GUNERMAN and LUCAS TOPOLIE Managers of Sales & Service (Turnkey)....BBC Sports Editor DAVID BOND is "leaving to join Milltown Partners, the agency set up by the Prince of Wales former PR PADDY HAVERSON and ex-Google senior executive DJ COLLINS" (GUARDIAN, 5/2)....The AP added Cox Media Group President BILL HOFFMAN, Univision Communications President of News ISAAC LEE and ESPN Senior VP/SportsCenter & News ROB KING to its BOD. Southeast Missourian Publisher and Rust Communications co-President JON RUST was re-elected to serve his final year on the BOD (AP, 4/30)....The Bauer Performance Sports BOD appointed KARYN BARSA as an Independent Dir (Bauer).

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