SBD/June 6, 2014/People and Pop Culture

Executive Transactions

Arizona State Univ. named Van Wagner Sports & Entertainment Dir of New Sales for the Vikings’ new venue DAVID COHEN Senior Associate AD. Cohen “will work with ASU Olympic sports as well as help with marketing, branding, advertising, promotions and ticket sales.” He also spent 10 years with the Falcons, a period that overlapped with current ASU VP/Athletics RAY ANDERSON’s time with the NFL club (ARIZONA REPUBLIC, 6/6).

PICK & ROLL: BYU AD TOM HOLMOE has added NCAA D-I Men's Basketball Selection Committee member "to his current responsibilities." He replaces outgoing West Coast Conference Commissioner JAMIE ZANINOVICH, "who is transitioning to a job in the Pac-12 next month." Holmoe "will serve out the final two years of Zaninovich's five-year term" (DESERET NEWS, 6/6).

EXECS: Women's undergarment brand Spanx named Nike Corporate VP/Global Apparel JAN SINGER CEO, reporting to Spanx Founder & Owner SARA BLAKELY. Singer will begin in early July (Spanx)....Prudential Center and the Devils named MSG Networks Dir of PR BRIAN FISHER to the same position (THE DAILY)....Jacksonville Univ. named U.S. Naval Academy professor DR. DONNIE HORNER Chief Athletics Officer. Horner served as the Faculty Rep to the Naval Academy Athletic Association (JU)....Univ. of Nebraska Associate AD for the Huskers Athletic Fund PAUL MEYERS “resigned Wednesday after a 20-year career” with the school (OMAHA.com, 6/4)....Phoenix-based attorney ANDY WESTERN has joined the Fiesta Bowl Committee (AZCENTRAL.com, 6/5).

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