SBJ/December 3 - 9, 2001/Careerspeople



A.C. Green was hired as vice president of basketball operations for the Southern California Surf of the American Basketball Association.

Michael Bass was promoted to vice president of strategic and corporate communications for NBA Entertainment.

Mark Norelli was named vice president, ticket sales and services for the Houston Rockets and WNBA Houston Comets.

Tim McDougall was named vice president of marketing for the Houston Rockets.


Denise Kemmel was hired as director of tickets for the independent Atlantic League's Atlantic City (N.J.) Surf.

The Los Angeles Dodgers named Bill Bavasi director, player development and John Boles senior adviser, baseball operations.

Mike Berry joined the Pittsburgh Pirates as director of corporate sales.


Rod Wiberg was added to the design/build team of the RBI Cos. as senior landscape architect.

George Hibbs was named partner with Clarke Caton Hintz of Trenton, N.J., an architectural and planning firm.


Steve Gregosky will be responsible for creative marketing and sales for Ovations Food Services of Tampa.


Rick Buffington was named coach and general manager of Arena Football 2's New Haven (Conn.) Ninjas.


Kass Sells was promoted to president of Bogart Golf. Kelly Curd becomes senior vice president of marketing/technology and Chris Larson vice president of development. Brian Cooper was made a member of Bogart Golf's advisory board, and new division heads were named: Dave Frogge in the West, Jeremy Moreno in the Midwest and John Kantarski in the South.

Brian Jones was named head golf professional for We-Ko-Pa Golf Club on the Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation, east of Scottsdale, Ariz.


Leonard Coleman Jr., former president of the National League, was appointed to the board of directors for Churchill Downs Inc.


Tulsa, Okla.-based Winnercomm named Scott Paciello marketing research manager and Susan Madigan as director of marketing and sales promotion.

Philippe Laratte was named managing director at Host Communications' European headquarters in Paris.

John Evenson was hired as vice president of broadcast administration at the American Le Mans Series. Richard Purgason was promoted to director of promotions and Allison Marr to director of merchandising.

Mountain Sports Media named Chris Burgner special events manager and Heather Robert account manager. Aimee Kauker was named account supervisor, national sponsorships, Warren Miller Entertainment, and Perkins Miller was named editor in chief of Skiing Magazine.


Mike Mooney became a partner in Cox Marketing Group, a motorsports marketing/communications agency based in Mooresville, N.C.

William Miley was hired as sports marketing and promotions coordinator for Emory University in Atlanta.

Kate Davis was named manager of broadcast communications for NASCAR, and Jeremy Davidson was named communications manager for its nine Touring Series, plus the NASCAR Weekly Racing Series.

The Missouri Valley Conference hired Rich Steed as business manager, Traci Haynes as director of marketing and Matt Marchal as director of corporate sales.


Meredith Rainey Valmon was promoted to vice president for the Chesapeake Region 2012 Coalition, which is trying to bring the 2012 Summer Games to Washington/Baltimore.


Andrew Baur, a member of the St. Louis Cardinals ownership group and of the boad of directors of Rawlings Sporting Goods Co., was named chairman of the National Kidney Foundation.

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