SBD/August 20, 2014/People and Pop Culture

Executive Transactions

The Maple Leafs named NHL Senior Dir of Central Registry and Senior Advisor of Central Scouting BRANDON PRIDHAM Assistant to the GM. Pridham will assist with salary cap analysis, contract negotiations and CBA interpretation (Maple Leafs)....Tennis Channel named Fox Sports Media Group VP/Collegiate Sports & Rights Acquisitions JEREMY LANGER VP/Programming (Tennis Channel)....The Padres named Rangers Senior Special Assistant to the GM for Scouting DON WELKE VP/Scouting Operations (Padres)....Equipment maker BRG Sports promoted DAN ARMENT to Exec VP. Arment, who will continue to serve as Riddell President, also has been named Bell Cycling Products President and was added to the BRG Sports BOD (BRG Sports)....UCLA promoted Senior Associate AD and Senior Woman Administrator PETRINA LONG to Exec Associate AD, with responsibility and oversight over all sports programs in addition to her current list of responsibilities (THE DAILY)....Appalachian State Univ. named Deputy AD RICK BEASLEY interim AD after CHARLIE COBB took the AD position at Georgia State Univ. A national search for Cobb's replacement begins immediately (ASU)....Chicago State Univ. named Kentucky State Univ. AD DENISHA HENDRICKS to the same position (CSU)....East Carolina Univ. named Univ. of North Carolina Associate Dir of Ticket Operations JASON STEINBERG Dir of Ticket Operations (ECU)....The Univ. of Arkansas named Univ. of Miami Senior Associate AD/Communications, Marketing & Ticket Sales CHRIS FREET Senior Associate AD/External Operations & Strategic Communications. Freet will be the athletic department's liaison with the SEC Network (Arkansas)....NBA ref DICK BAVETTA will retire after 39 years with the league (NBA).

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