SBD/June 27, 2014/People and Pop Culture

Executive Transactions

NASCAR on Thursday announced a series of personnel moves within its Digital Media Division. NASCAR Digital Media (NDM) Managing Dir COLIN SMITH assumes responsibility of managing day-to-day operations for the sanctioning body's digital platform. NDM Managing Dir for Digital & Business Operations JOHN MARTIN also will take on additional responsibilities. Meanwhile, NDM promoted BRIAN HERBST to Senior Dir of Content Rights & Partnerships, MIKE SALES to Dir of Design, reporting to Senior Dir of Optimization & Programming TIM CLARK, and DONALD BAAL to Senior Manager of Database Marketing (NASCAR).

EXECS: Homestead-Miami Speedway named former Browns VP/Media Relations NEAL GULKIS Dir of Media Relations (THE DAILY)....Browns Dir of Communications ZAK GILBERT "is resigning from his position." Gilbert joined the team in June '13 after working previously for the Raiders and Packers (CLEVELAND.com, 6/26). Meanwhile, the Browns signed Exec VP BRYAN WIEDMEIER to a contract extension. Wiedmeier oversees the "ongoing FirstEnergy Stadium renovations, a two-phase project that will be completed prior to the start" of the '14 and '15 seasons (CLEVELAND.com, 6/25)....Georgia State Univ. named Deputy General Counsel BHARATH PARTHASARATHY interim AD (BIZJOURNALS.com, 6/26)....Temple Univ. promoted TIM THIESS to Associate AD/Finance & Administration (Temple)....Virginia Tech promoted REYNA GILBERT-LOWRY to Associate AD/Student-Athlete Development and DANNY WHITE to Assistant AD/Student-Athlete Development (VT)....QuintEvents named Packers VP/Sales & Marketing TIM CONNOLLY Principal (THE DAILY)....The L.A. Sports Council named Ernst & Young Exec Dir RICHARD CORGEL Vice Chair. The Council also named L.A. Memorial Coliseum COO DAN STIMMLER and PGA Tour Northern Trust Open Exec Dir O.D. VINCENT to its BOD (L.A. Sports).

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