SBJ/May 30 - June 5, 2005/Careerspeople


The Los Angeles Dodgers hired Shahram Ariane as director of security.


Mierswa (left), Lynch (center), Brahe
The New Jersey Nets named Charlie Mierswa senior vice president of finance and business administration; Dan Lynch vice president of media sales and broadcasting; Christopher Brahe vice president of corporate sales; Adam Lorber director of corporate sales; Todd Fleming director of inside sales; Brian Basloe director of ticket sales; Josh Peikon, John Baier and Andy Gilleece account managers; and Laura Castronovo manager of research and database marketing.

The Los Angeles Clippers hired Ron Kobata and Greg Morrison as corporate sales account executives. Kobata was an account executive with KTLA-TV and Morrison was manager of corporate sponsorships with the San Jose Earthquakes.

The WNBA promoted Renee Brown to chief of basketball operations and player relations from vice president of player personnel and hired Wade Morehead as senior director of basketball operations. Morehead was deputy commissioner of the Continental Basketball League.


IF Management Inc. named Gideon Cohen director, sports broadcasting and marketing. Cohen was head of on-air talent for College Sports Television.
SportCoins Inc. hired C. Matt Lewis as director of sales and marketing.

MotorSports Emporium Inc. named Rhonda Keaveney chief operating officer. Keaveney was named secretary and director of the company in 2004 and will remain in that position in addition to her new role.

The Marketing Arm’s Millsport group named Kim Harper account supervisor and Alex Klein account coordinator to the agency’s XM Satellite Radio team.

Game Day Communications hired Jennifer Haas as director of media relations. Haas has worked primarily in the thoroughbred racing industry.

Lese (left), LaGratta
SponsorClick promoted Jon Lese to manager level and hired Lisa LaGratta as a junior consultant.

Charlie Archer was named director of sales and marketing for motorsports marketing company Camp and Associates Inc. Archer was a financial adviser for Consolidated Planning Inc.

Sirius Satellite Radio named Mark Kallen Western regional sales director; Stephen Scheu Midwest regional sales director; and Kevin Zoback account manager in New York. Kallen was vice president of sales for Infinity Radio Sales, Scheu was national sales manager for Infinity’s WCKG-FM in Chicago and Zoback was with Disney/ABC Inc.

The Golf Channel hired Wayne Becker as vice president of programming and international. Becker has worked with several sports programming companies and networks.

Sporting News Radio promoted John Ryan to vice president/sales from general manager of KMPC-AM in Santa Monica, Calif.; named Roger Nadel vice president and general manager at KMPC-AM; and hired Don Berardini as vice president/sales.

Scott Hendrickson has been named to the newly created position of national advertising director of Sports Illustrated For Kids. Hendrickson was national sales manager for DC Comics.

Canadian network TSN is bringing back Matt Dunigan as part of its Canadian Football League studio broadcast team. Dunigan was general manager and coach of the Calgary Stampeders.

Comcast SportsNet West hired Christine Nubla as anchor of its new morning sports newscast, “SportsRise.” Nubla was a reporter and traffic anchor at KNTV-TV in San Francisco.

Backpacker magazine promoted Jonathan Dorn to editor-in-chief from executive editor.

The Champ Car World Series hired Mark Perrone as vice president of promoter services. Perrone was vice president and general manager of Milwaukee Mile speedway.

The NHRA hired Josh Peterson as general manager of the NHRA Xplod Sport Compact Racing Series. Peterson was product analyst for General Motors in the Pontiac-GMC division.

The California Cougars of the Major Indoor Soccer League named Mary Pat Clark director of operations and ticketing.

Ron Hershberger was elected president of U.S. Figure Skating.

Awards and Boards

The nonprofit Resistol Relief Fund named Enterprise Rent-A-Car vice president of marketing communications Steven Smith and Professional Bull Riders competitor Lee Akin to its board of directors.

Ike Richman, vice president of public relations for Comcast-Spectacor, was inducted into the Philadelphia Public Relations Association Hall of Fame.



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