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SBJ/February 9 - 15, 2004/Careerspeople
Published February 9, 2004
Guy Morgan was assigned as the senior account director of the U.S. Army NASCAR sponsorship program at Keystone Marketing Co.
Troy Miller started sports marketing and consulting firm Division One Sports, which will focus on the collegiate sector. He comes from Dorna USA.
Nolan (top left), Makanani (top center), Renzi (top right), S. White (bottom left), Burtscher (bottom right)
Dallas' Genesco Sports Enterprises Inc. hired Patrick Nolan as director of baseball; Michelle Makanani, account manager for corporate hospitality; Nick Renzi, assistant client manager, activation services; Sidney White, assistant client manager, Pepsi Racing; and Shawna Burtscher, client manager, Pepsi Racing.
Merrilee Kingsly was named executive travel director of The Golf Digest Cos.
Judy Fearing was named senior vice president of consumer marketing at the NFL Network.
Golf for Women promoted Barrie Oringer to associate publisher, creative services and named Lynne Dominick associate publisher, advertising. Dominick joins from Everyday Food.
SportsBusiness Journal's circulation division hired Lori Lavely as a circulation assistant and Suzanne Velonis as circulation sales associate responsible for developing the college/university program.
Tennis Magazine hired Steve Petran as the West Coast sales manager, Stephen Kennedy as financial accounts executive, Oren Nodelman as marketplace manager and Christy Greve as Midwest account executive.
Mark Marshall was promoted to vice president of Western region sales for Turner Sports.
Brian Hines was named director of television operations for Intersport.
Rachel Nichols was hired as a reporter for ESPN's "Outside the Lines" and will write for espn.com and ESPN The Magazine. She comes from The Washington Post.
Comcast SportsNet promoted Tom Stathakes to vice president of programming and senior executive producer, and Bob Ayars to vice president of technical operations for all three Comcast Sports-Net locations. Stathakes and Ayars will continue to be based in Philadelphia.
Sports Illustrated moved Sue Lynch to the role of director, marketing services, Christopher Rigney to director, sports partnerships and Jill Royster to director, sports properties. Stacey Vollman Warwick was hired in the business development group as a marketing director.
Kevin Groh was hired as local sales manager with the advertising sales staff at Fox Sports Net North and will work in the Milwaukee office.
James Hardymon, James Henderson, Rafael Sanchez and Frederick Tucker resigned as members of the CART board of directors.
Philippe Gurdjian was appointed Formula One executive consultant for the inaugural 2004 Gulf Air Bahrain Grand Prix.
Patrick Daly was hired as drag strip manager and Lisa Kampeter as advertising and promotions manager for Gateway International Raceway in Illinois.
Jennifer Simmons was named general manager for Tommy Baldwin Racing.
Kelley Horton was hired as ticket manager at the Atlanta Motor Speedway.
Lauren McCrystal was named public relations coordinator for the Grand American Road Racing Association.
David Pijot will head Motorsports Private Banking Group, based in Daytona Beach, Fla.
Wendy Sutterby was named special-events credentials manager and Tim Benjamin special-events guest services coordinator at Watkins Glen International/ Nazareth Raceway.
Susan Goldsmith was named director of partnership marketing for the USOC. She comes from the Utah Athletic Foundation.
Former MLS player Alexi Lalas was named president and general manager of the San Jose Earthquakes.
SPORTING GOODS AND APPAREL
Bridgestone Sports promoted Sadahiro Yoda to president and chief executive officer for Precept Golf.
Scott Robinson was hired as sales manager for international and Internet sales at Smith Optics.
SPORTS COMMISSIONS AND TOURISM BUREAUS
The Long Beach Sports Council named Beth White chief operating officer for the Long Beach Summer of Aquatics, a series of events that includes the 2004 U.S. Olympic Team Trials-Swimming and the 2004 Toyota Aquatics Grand Prix.
Tampa Bay Lightning President Ron Campbell was named chairman of the Tampa Bay Sports Commission.
Drewett (left), Klosterkemper
Andrew Ryan was promoted to chief operating officer of the International Badminton Federation.
The board of directors of the National Congress of State Games appointed Steve Kearney executive director.
Lonn Paul, formerly of San Diego-based Rubio's restaurants, was named chief operating officer for Global Hospitality Group.
Gary Hetherington was named president of the Rugby Football League.
Ticketing company RepeatSeat named David Taylor, Jim O'Chery and Natalija Marjanovic regional managers.
AWARDS AND BOARDS
Syratech Corp. President and CEO Robert Meers was appointed to the executive board at Affinnova.
Outdoor Channel Holdings appointed Thomas Bahnson to its board of directors.
The Fiesta Bowl elected Arizona Public Service Co. executive vice president Armando Flores as 2004-05 chairman.
NFL hall of famer and Tampa Bay-area businessman Lee Roy Selmon was named to the board of directors of First National Bankshares of Florida Inc.
The Royal Canadian Golf Association inducted David Shaw as president, James Halliday as first vice president and Wayne Peterson as second vice president. Elected to the board of directors were Michel Fortin, Bill Macmillan, Michael Richards, Bruce Heffer and Anne Poste.
The USGA Women's Committee elected Jeanne Myers to a one-year term as chairwoman for 2004 and Marcia Luigs vice chairwoman.
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