SBD/July 30, 2014/People and Pop Culture

Executive Transactions

Puma promoted CIO LARS RADOOR SOERENSEN to COO, replacing ANDY KOEHLER, "who only joined Puma a year ago" but is "stepping down for personal reasons." Soerensen also previously held roles with Espirit, adidas and Lego (REUTERS, 7/29). Meanwhile, Nike promoted Senior Commercial Dir of Nike Golf EMEA SIMON PARKHILL to GM of Nike Golf Japan. Parkhill's former role will be filled by Nike Golf Dir of U.S. National Accounts BRIAN KARL, who will relocate to Amsterdam (GOLFBUSINESSNEWS.com, 7/29).

SCHOOL TIES: Pac-12 Networks named A&E Networks VP/Distribution Counsel JOHN OLIVERIUS VP/Business Affairs & Distribution (Pac-12)....Eastern Michigan Univ. named Northern Illinois Univ. Deputy AD CHRISTIAN SPEARS to the same position, effective Aug. 11 (EMU)....Troy Univ. promoted SANDY ATKINS to Senior Associate AD/Internal Operations and Senior Woman Administrator, TONY FERRANTE to Associate AD/Operations & Facilities, KIT ALEWINE to Assistant AD/Compliance and ADAM PRENDERGAST to Assistant AD/Media Relations (Troy)....UConn promoted MIKE ENRIGHT to Senior Associate AD/Communications, DAN GLINSKI to Assistant AD/Equipment Services, BOB HOWARD to Assistant AD/Athletic Training, DAVID KAPLAN to Assistant AD/Video Services and KYLE KRAVCHUK to Associate AD/Ticket Operations (UConn)....Loyola Univ. of New Orleans promoted Associate AD BRETT SIMPSON to AD, replacing Dr. MICHAEL GIORLANDO, who is retiring to "pursue a professional opportunity in dentistry" (NOLA.com, 7/28).

EXECS: Serie A club Inter Milan named AEG Live Dir of Partnership Sales DAN CHARD Dir of Global Partnerships (Inter Milan)....The PGA Tour Honda Classic named former PGA of America CEO JOE STERANKA President of the tourney’s Children’s Healthcare Charity BOD, replacing PAUL BREMER, who is retiring from the position after eight years (Honda Classic)....Lammi Sports Management named KEITH HARMON VP/Partnership Development. Harmon was previously Journal Radio Networks Sports Account Manager, where he worked on partnerships with the Brewers and Packers Radio Networks, as well as the Packers TV Network (Lammi)....Oregon-based shoe brand Keen named former Sanuk Footwear Global Creative Dir & Global Marketing Dir MICHAEL MINTER to the newly created position of VP/Creative (OREGONLIVE.com, 7/29).

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