SBD/August 8, 2014/People and Pop Culture

Executive Transactions

Gatorade has changed the titles and responsibilities for two execs. Senior Dir of Sports Marketing JOHN SHEA, a member of this year's SportsBusiness Journal Forty Under 40 class, is now Head of Global Markets. He will take over leadership of the brand's global business efforts. Meanwhile, Senior Dir of Athlete Services JEFF KEARNEY will assume the role of Senior Dir of Gatorade Sports Marketing (THE DAILY).

EXECS: The Royals named JASON BOOKER Senior Dir of Corporate Sponsorships & Broadcast Sales. Booker for the past seven years has served as the Exec Dir & GM of the Univ. of Kansas' Jayhawk IMG Sports Marketing (Royals)....OnCore Golf named JOSEPH WHITE President & COO (, 8/7)....ESPN Digital & Print Media named AMY DUBOIS BARNETT Exec Editor of the yet-to-be-announced website headed by JASON WHITLOCK (ESPN)....The Pistons named Wake Forest Dir of Basketball Operations JEFF NIX Assistant GM. Nix previously sent 15 years in the Knicks organization (DETROIT FREE PRESS, 8/8).

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