SBD/August 1, 2014/People and Pop Culture

Executive Transactions

Golf lifestyle channel Back9Network today will announce that it has promoted CFO & Head of Business Development CHARLES COX to CEO. Cox, who initially joined Back9Network in '12, will guide the company as it prepares to launch on DirecTV on Sept. 29. He replaces CEO, Chair & co-Founder JAMIE BOSWORTH, who is resigning to pursue other opportunities. Back9Network also promoted President CARLOS SILVA to COO, with responsibility for day-to-day TV and digital network operations. Back9Network co-Founder REID GORMAN will be named Chief Administrative Officer & Exec VP/Golf Industry Relations (Austin Karp, Assistant Managing Editor).

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: The Vikings promoted LESTER BAGLEY to Exec VP/Public Affairs & Stadium Development, ROB BRZEZINSKI to Exec VP/Football Operations, STEVE LACROIX to Exec VP & CMO, STEVE POPPEN to Exec VP & CFO, RICK SPIELMAN to Exec VP & GM, KEVIN WARREN to Exec VP/Legal Affairs & Chief Administrative Officer and JONATHAN WILF to Exec VP/Strategic Planning & Business Initiatives (Vikings)....The Giants named NFL Dir of AFC Communications CORRY RUSH Dir of PR and promoted Manager of Communications DEANDRE PHILLIPS to Dir of Communications (Giants)....IMG College named Team Velocity Marketing exec KENNY WASHINGTON GM for its North Carolina A&T property (IMG)....Florida Institute of Technology named JOHN THOMAS VP/Athletic Fundraising (FIT)....The state of Utah named former BYU AD VAL HALE Dir of Economic Development (SLTRIB.com, 7/29).

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