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SBJ/January 24 - 30, 2005/Careerspeople
Published January 24, 2005
The Stockton (Calif.) Ports of the Class A California League hired Nikki Pruett as director of group sales, David Nielsen as group account executive and David Espinoza as a ticket account executive.
Maloof Sports and Entertainment, owner of the Sacramento Kings and Monarchs, hired Katie Flanigan as an account executive.
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The Amarillo (Texas) Gorillas of the Central Hockey League hired Darren McLean as director of business operations. Previously McLean worked as an assistant general manager with the Fayetteville (N.C.) FireAntz.
Churchill Downs appointed Stacey Meier director of marketing. Meier most recently served as director of marketing for the Churchill Downs Simulcast Network.
The Hutt Sports Group promoted J.P. Holland to executive vice president and chief operating officer. Holland was previously
Warschawski hired Chris Daley as a junior associate.
Comcast SportsNet promoted Tom Stathakes to senior vice president of programming/senior executive producer and Bob Ayars to senior vice president of technical operations.
ESPN The Magazine named Perry van der Meer managing editor and Catriona Ni Aolain photography director. Van der Meer was managing editor of Tracks, and Ni Aolain was director of photography at Premiere.
Peter Morrice joined Golf Digest as a senior editor.
Sportvision Inc. hired John LaCroix as art director and Jonathan Corl as coordinating producer.
The Los Angeles Galaxy promoted Tom Payne from director of business development to vice president of programming and business development, and hired Blake Linney and Juan Pinzon as account executives.
The Milwaukee Wave of the Major Indoor Soccer League hired Jenny Gryniewicz as director of ticket sales and Stacy Hinze as director of public and media relations. Krista Momsen was named director of marketing and game operations, Molly Rosera director of marketing services and Web site development, and Nichole Scott director of community relations.
Richard Paysor was named general manager of RWI Racing.
SPORTING GOODS AND APPAREL
New Balance promoted Fran Allen to executive vice president of sales for the United States and Canada and Joe Preston to vice president of international.
The National Sports Forum promoted Dave Mullins to senior director and Jonathan Raymond to coordinator, and hired Bryan Banner as director of business development.
AWARDS AND BOARDS
Jerry Walker, president and owner of the Class A Salem-Keizer (Ore.) Volcanoes, was elected an officer of the Northwest League of Professional Baseball Clubs.
Comcast-Spectacor Chairman Ed Snider won the 2005 Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce William Penn Award.
Marcia Luigs was elected chairman of the U.S. Golf Association Women’s Committee for 2005. Roberta Bolduc was elected first vice chairman and Barbara Douglas second vice chairman.