SBD/June 25, 2014/People and Pop Culture

Executive Transactions

NBA Senior VP/Licensing & Business Affairs VICKY PICCA is leaving the league after 14 years to join online retailer Fanatics. While Picca's title has not been finalized, she will be based in N.Y., work in Fanatics' business affairs department and report to Fanatics Exec VP/Business Affairs GARY GERTZOG. Picca joined the NBA in '00 as Associate Counsel and assumed her role overseeing NBA licensing in '07 (Terry Lefton, Editor-At-Large).

EXECS: USA Rugby promoted BOD member BOB LATHAM to Chair, replacing KEVIN ROBERTS. The BOD also re-upped ROB KING for another two-year term and ROBERT KIMMIT takes Latham's vacated position. Former USA Eagle member and USA Rugby CMO PAM KOSANKE will serve as Int'l Athlete, replacing BETH BLACK. WILL CHANG also was appointed Exec Committee Chair (USA Rugby)....Point 3 Basketball named Amer Sports Corp. Global Digital Marketing Manager MIKKO SIMON VP/Marketing (Point 3)....Sport Graphics named 500 Festival VP/Operations TERRY POWERS VP/Client Services (Sport Graphics)....Sierra College named San Diego State Univ. Associate AD/Student-Athlete Academic Support Services LUCAS MOOSMAN AD (Sierra)....Northern Illinois Univ. named Murray State Univ. Dir of Marketing & Promotions MORRIS WHITE Assistant AD/Marketing & Game Experience, effective July 1 (TWITTER.com, 6/24)....Rice Univ. named Boston Consulting Group's TANNER GARDNER to the newly created position of Senior Associate AD & Chief Revenue Officer (Rice)....Big Sky Committee for the Winter Games appointed JEFF RUFFOLO and MICHAEL MILLER to its BOD (BSWG).

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