SBJ/June 9 - 15, 2003/Careerspeople



Todd Burnette was hired as director of corporate development for the Houston Rockets.


Margaret Fitzgerald was hired as communications director of Indoor Courts of America Inc. in Olathe, Kan.



Buffalo Bills defensive tackle Sam Adams was named commissioner of the North American Football League.



Eric Kistler and Andrew Meyer were hired as territory business managers for the Central Hockey League's New Mexico Scorpions of Albuquerque, N.M.

The Buffalo Sabres named Dan DiPofi chief operating officer, Jim Leahy vice president of sales and marketing, John Livsey director of corporate sales, Jody Ulrich director of suite sales and John Sinclair director of ticket sales.

DiPofi (left), Livsey (center) and Ulrich

The Bakersfield Condors of the ECHL named Chris Freshour

general manager, Steve Lake director of ticket sales, Ronnie Roughton director of merchandise, Shannon Armstrong ticket representative, Jessica Cable office manager, Corrine Coats executive assistant, marketing/creative services, and Justin Fahsbender operations assistant.



Melissa Vittone was hired as an account coordinator for Lammi Sports Management Inc. in Milwaukee.

Rick Devero was hired as director of premier accounts for Keystone Marketing Co. and will be based in Clemmons, N.C.


Eric Olsavsky was promoted to senior manager of TeamWork Consulting Inc. and TeamWork Online LLC based in Shaker Heights, Ohio.




Robert Earl Wells was hired to help lead the marketing and promotions of videos and brands at Redline Entertainment Inc.

Scott Ferrall was hired as part-time talk show host for WQAM-AM in Miami.

Victory Sports LLC named Laura Day vice president of corporate partnerships and Rick Abbott vice president of programming and production.

Ed Berliner was named host of "Sports Pulse" for CN8 The Comcast Network in New England.


Dr. Joel Fish was hired as team sport psychologist for the

Philadelphia Charge of the Women's United Soccer Association.

David Wright was promoted to director of fan development for Major League Soccer based in New York.




John Allan was hired as national sales manager for QLink Golf, a division of Clarus Products International in San Rafael, Calif.

Angus Moir was named global business director of Wilson Golf.

John Holst was promoted to Eastern regional sales manager at Wilson Golf & Racquet Sports.

Ecco Golf Footwear appointed five account executives to sales territories: Rob Nicholson for Northern California, John Lyman for Southern California, John Karp for Indiana, Kevin Burnett for Washington and Oregon, and Lori Ruediger for Mississippi.


Kate Rummer was promoted to vice president of operations for the San Diego International Sports Council.

Brandon Tosti was hired as director of membership and marketing for the new Metro Denver Sports Commission.

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