SBD/August 15, 2014/People and Pop Culture

Executive Transactions

Stats LLC Senior VP/Sports Solutions BRIAN KOPP is leaving the company, effective Friday. His next career move has not been disclosed, but Kopp played a major role in building Stats’ SportVU motion tracking technology into a significant presence that is now in every NBA arena and a growing number of college basketball and pro soccer venues. “It was a tough decision, but I’m ready to explore new opportunities,” Kopp wrote in an e-mail to business associates. “I’m still finalizing my next move but I plan to stay in the sports technology and analytics space.” Stats’ SportVU basketball efforts are expected to be led by Associate VP RYAN WARKINS (Eric Fisher, Staff Writer).

EXECS: Nike promoted VP & GM of Nike Women's HEIDI O'NEILL to VP & GM of Nike Stores, where she will be responsible for the company's retail presence worldwide, including oversight of Nike-branded partner stores. The company also promoted VP & GM of Global Merchandising AMY MONTAGNE to VP & GM of Nike Women's (Nike)....CSE promoted ADAM ZIMMERMAN to President, MONTY MULLIG to President of Digital, DOUG MANNING to Exec VP/Marketing and DAVID HEALY to the newly created position of Senior VP/Integrated Marketing Services. The firm also named DAVID DOAN VP/Marketing, KAY SCOTT Dir of Marketing and DAVID KOONIN Dir of Talent Services for Client Representation (THE DAILY)....The NFL Media sales team promoted Account Exec BEN SIMONDS to Sales Dir (THE DAILY)....Catalyst PR promoted Senior Account Manager MARLON LEWINTER to Account Dir (THE DAILY)....The Red Wings signed Exec VP & GM KEN HOLLAND to a four-year extension through the ’17-18 season (Red Wings)....The Univ. of Missouri promoted Dir of External Engagement ASHLEY MOORE to Senior Dir of External Engagement (Univ. of Missouri).

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