SBJ/March 7 - 13, 2005/Careerspeople



The Portland Beavers of the Class AAA Pacific Coast League named John Cunningham president and general manager. Acting general manager Jack Cain will continue with the Beavers in his new role as senior adviser. Cunningham was the general manager and vice president of business operations with the Idaho Steelheads of hockey’s ECHL.

Wideman (left) and Smith
Bryan Wideman and Courtney Smith have been hired as group sales representatives for the Bridgeport (Conn.) Bluefish of the independent Atlantic League.

The Sioux Falls (S.D.) Canaries of the independent Northern League named J.P. Shadrick director of broadcasting.

The Altoona (Pa.) Curve of the Class AA Eastern League promoted Brent Boznanski from senior director of ticketing to senior director of new business development; Jeff Garner from director of ticket sales to senior director of ticketing and marketing; Derek Martin and Chris Phillips from ticket account managers to associate directors of group sales; and Ben Rothrock from ballpark operations and merchandising assistant to ticket account manager. Tracie Boswell was hired as director of merchandising, Tammie Duran as box office manager, Charlton Jordan as director of mascot operations, and Matt Zidik as executive producer of in-game entertainment.

The Florida Marlins named Matt Roebuck director of media relations. Roebuck was assistant director of baseball information for the Seattle Mariners.

The Boston Red Sox named Dr. Thomas Gill the club’s medical director.


Anaheim Arena Management LLC, the management company for the Arrowhead Pond of Anaheim, promoted Chris DeLloyd to event crew supervisor. DeLloyd was event crew lead.


The Marketing Arm’s Millsport group named Bill Glenn vice president, strategic insights and analytics. Glenn was special consultant to Cingular Wireless.

Ray Compton started his own sales and marketing consulting business, Compton Strategies LLC. Compton led sales and marketing efforts for the Indianapolis Colts. He will continue to work with the Colts as a consultant.

Octagon hired Kathy Connors as director of strategic communications. Connors was manager of NBC Sports Communications.


ESPN International promoted Tim Bunnell, formerly vice president, international programming and marketing, to senior vice president, international programming and marketing; Mike Walters, formerly director, programming and acquistions, to vice president, international programming; and Chris Calcinari, formerly director, international production and operations, to vice president, international production and operations.

Jon Litner was named president of the new regional sports network that will obtain the rights to New York Mets programming in 2006. Litner was executive vice president and COO of the NHL.

Lee Bushkell was hired as general manager of Bushkell was with Turner Sports Interactive, where he was director of subscription services for and director of consumer products for

ESPN promoted Kim Armor, formerly vice president, finance, to senior vice president, finance; Tony Waggoner, formerly vice president and controller, to senior vice president and controller; Brian Ignatowski, formerly assistant controller, to vice president and assistant controller, financial reporting and subsidiaries; and Dean Zirolli, formerly assistant controller of accounting operations, to vice president and assistant controller of accounting operations.

Wolfe (left) and Holley
Jason Wolfe was promoted to director of sports programming for Entercom Radio. He will continue as director of programming and operations for WEEI-AM in Boston. Michael Holley will join WEEI as a co-host. Holley was co-host of Fox Sports Net’s “I, Max.”

Hooked on the Outdoors magazine promoted Doug Schnitzspahn to executive editor, Abe Hayes to advertising director and Paul Abbate to sales manager. Marshall McKinney was hired as art director, and Kelly Miller and Victor Rand, assistant tour managers, joined the Hooked Village Tour.

TVNW Media Group appointed Adrian Metcalfe president.

Comcast SportsNet West hired Larry Eldridge as vice president and general manager. Eldridge was vice president and general manager of Fox Sports Net Pittsburgh.

NBC Olympics promoted Dan Suratt to vice president, business and new media development, Mark Levy to head of the profiles unit (in addition to his role as senior producer and creative director), Becky Chatman to producer, and Randy Raddatz to vice president, sourcing and technical logistics. Brian Brown rejoined NBC Olympics as story editor and producer.


The New York-New Jersey MetroStars hired Giovanni Savarese as director of youth soccer and player development.


Nike Inc. appointed Michelle Moorehead vice president of global strategic planning. Moorehead was vice president of transition operations at the Target Corp.

ProBatter Sports promoted Adam Battersby from regional sales manager to vice president, sales and marketing.

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