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    The Arizona Diamondbacks hired Jennifer Sawinski as senior corporate account manager. Sawinski previously worked with the Phoenix Suns, Phoenix Mercury and Arizona Rattlers as senior corporate account representative.


    The Seattle SuperSonics and Storm appointed Kevin Terry vice president of ticket sales. Terry was vice president of ticket sales and services for the Golden State Warriors.

    The New York Knicks named Jordan Schlachter vice president, marketing and Hunter Lochmann director of marketing.

    The Cleveland Cavaliers named Robin Liesem MVP service manager and Erin Brant and Megan Turk MVP service representatives.


    The MasterCard Alamo Bowl hired Jolene Hood as event marketing coordinator. Hood was a promotions assistant with the San Antonio Spurs.




    Global Spectrum named Rodney Reese general manager at the University of Central Florida Arena. Reese was most recently assistant general manager at the Ted F. Constant Convocation Center on the campus of Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Va.

    Robert Johnson was named vice president, corporate controller for Palace Sports and Entertainment.

    Peter Sullivan was named general manager of the new Arizona Cardinals Stadium by Global Spectrum. Sullivan formerly served as president of the Lansing (Mich.) Entertainment and Public Facilities Authority.

    Hampton (left), Janis
    Kansas Speedway hired Lori Hampton as director of accounting and Michael Janis as hospitality coordinator.

    Global Spectrum promoted Brett Mitchell and Doug Higgons to regional directors. John LaChance was named to the newly created position of director of contracted services.

    Richard Hanson rejoined Daniel O’Connell’s Sons, a construction management and general contracting firm, as director of business development.

    InfoGenesis hired Carl Crockett as an account executive. Crockett was most recently national account manager for Manugistics.

    SMG named Gordan Kaye vice president of business strategy and development. Kaye was most recently director of team technology applications for the NBA.


    Andre Collins was hired as director of retired players for the National Football League Players Association. Collins was director of emergency register services for Virginia Hospital Center before joining the NFLPA.

    Babiak (left), Moynihan
    The Houston Texans promoted Kim Babiak from director of marketing to vice president of marketing, and Bryan Moynihan from ticket service manager to director of ticket services.


    Reed Exhibitions promoted Fred Evanko to group sales director for PGA Golf Exhibitions. Evanko was sales manager for PGA Golf Exhibitions.

    The PGA Tour named Dave Pillsbury chief operating officer for PGA Tour Golf Course Properties. He is currently U.S. general manager for Nike Golf.


    The Portland (Maine) Pirates of the American Hockey League added Mark Bolduc as vice president, sales and Kiersten Scarpati as director, marketing.

    The Charlotte Checkers of the ECHL hired Stephen Borchert as an account executive.

    Coyotes Charities named new board members for the 2004-05 season: Douglas Moss, Vaibhav Gupta, Linda Pope, Bill Killian, Joseph Aleccia, Pat Quinn, Alfred Molina, Nicole Magnuson, Andrea Doan, Grant Woods, Benton Davis and Rebecca O’Sullivan.

    The Sioux Falls (S.D.) Stampede of the United States Hockey League hired Kari Jones as a sales executive.

    The Fort Worth (Texas) Brahmas of the Central Hockey League named Ryan Snider assistant general manager.


    Genesco Sports Enterprises promoted Nick Renzi to client manager/Pepsi/NFL.




    College Sports Television named longtime TV director Craig Janoff to the newly created position of senior director. CSTV also named Karen Cartales senior vice president, marketing; Michael Rosen senior vice president, production and news; Emilie Deutsch vice president, features unit and interstitials; and Heather Thomas director of affiliate marketing.

    Fox Sports Networks promoted David Rone to executive vice president, network development and rights acquisitions. Rone previously was senior vice president, network development and rights acquisitions.

    David Halberstam was promoted to senior vice president, sports sales and marketing at Westwood One Radio.

    NFL Network hired Lincoln Kennedy to provide analysis on “NFL Total Access.” Kennedy was previously an offensive tackle for the Oakland Raiders.

    Golf for Women named Argy Koutsothanasis fashion market director.

    Lois Nix, vice president, chief financial officer, NBC Olympics, was named vice president, CFO, NBC Universal Sports and Olympics. Nix will oversee the financial management of NBC Sports, including the USA Sports finance integration, in addition to her existing duties.


    The American Le Mans Series named Alex Thompson to the newly created position of media relations manager.


    The Professional Bull Riders named Clayton Cullen chief production officer. He was entertainment administrator and assistant to the CEO of the California Mid-State Fair in Paso Robles.

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  • Spotlight: Marty Greenspun

    Name: Marty Greenspun
    Age: 41
    New title: Chief operating officer, Los Angeles Dodgers
    Previous job: Chief financial officer, New York Yankees
    First job: Computer consultant, 20th Century Fox
    Education: Bachelor of science (1986), business administration, University of Southern California
    Resides: Manhattan Beach, Calif.
    Brand most admired: Coca-Cola
    Favorite vacation spot: Lake Tahoe
    Last book read: “All About Corduroy,” by Don Freeman
    Last movie seen: “Shrek 2”
    Favorite band: Aerosmith
    Typical hours worked in a week: 60+

    With his recent move to the Los Angeles Dodgers, Marty Greenspun is responsible for all revenue for the team and in charge of business operations for the stadium.

    What is the biggest challenge of your new position?
    It’s not so much about challenges, but rather opportunities. My primary focus is the growing of revenues for the Dodgers.

    What’s your biggest professional accomplishment?
    Rather than one big accomplishment, there are several small accomplishments that I feel proud of, such as the production of my first and only outdoor NHL preseason game at Caesars Palace, the development of the New York Yankees team store in Times Square, and the only New York Yankees team store at Yankee Stadium that I worked on.

    What is your career advice?
    Keeping in touch with contacts and networking are the among the most important things to do in this industry.

    What one story are you continuing to watch in the sports industry?
    I focus on all aspects of sports, whatever’s on the front page of the SportsBusiness Journal.

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