SBD/July 8, 2014/People and Pop Culture

Executive Transactions

Twitter promoted VP/Int’l Market Development KATIE JACOBS STANTON to VP/Global Media. She will assume the duties handled by former Twitter VP/Media CHLOE SLADDEN, who departed in June. Stanton “steps into a highly visible role,” becoming the “lead liaison to a range of industries including TV, sports and music” (, 7/8).

EXECS: The Canucks named former Flames Assistant GM JOHN WEISBROD VP/Player Personnel. Weisbrod was fired from his position with the Flames “at the same time as GM JAY FEASTER” (VANCOUVER SUN, 7/8)….The Pistons named Magic Dir of College Scouting BRIAN WRIGHT Assistant GM (Pistons)….Oakland Univ. named Cal State-Bakersfield AD JEFF KONYA to the same position (, 7/7)….Georgia Southern Univ. named former CFLer and GSU alum TRACY HAM Associate AD (, 7/7)….Northern Kentucky Univ. named Xavier Univ. Athletic Communications Assistant & Video Coordinator BRYAN MCELDOWNEY to the newly created position of Assistant AD/Communications & Media Services (NKU)….The Univ. of Louisiana-Lafayette named Univ. of Houston Associate AD/Marketing & Promotions ROB STEWART Associate AD/External Affairs (, 7/7)….The Univ. of Wisconsin-Green Bay named Univ. of California-Berkeley Financial Reporting Analyst BRENDAN GILDEA Assistant AD/Internal Affairs (UWGB)….Lynchburg College named Christopher Newport Univ. Senior Associate AD JON WATERS AD, effective in early August (Lynchburg).

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