SBJ/December 13-18, 2010/People

People: New hires and promotions


The Washington Nationals hired Bob Schaefer as special assistant to the general manager. Schaefer was bench coach for the Los Angeles Dodgers.

The Class A Midwest League’s Wisconsin Timber Rattlers promoted Dayna Baitinger to community relations director and hired Brett Nagan for corporate sales, Chumley Hodgson for group sales and Ryan Moede as box office manager.

The Class AAA International League’s Indianapolis Indians hired Amanda Murray and Christina Toler as sponsorship sales account executives, Lauren Davis as ticket sales executive and Missy Weaver as merchandise manager.


Hoops LP hired Michael Humes as chief revenue officer. Humes was chief operating officer for Major League Soccer’s Chicago Fire.


SMG hired Christine Pileckas as marketing manager for Intrust Bank Arena. Pileckas was marketing manager for the Sun National Bank Center.


The Miami Dolphins hired Emily Sutton as account executive. Sutton was a virtual sales representative for Delta Air Lines.

Ted Hellard stepped down as co-owner and co-managing partner of the Canadian Football League’s Calgary Stampeders.


The American Hockey League’s Manchester (N.H.) Monarchs promoted Kimberly Mueller to vice president of public affairs and Amanda Jensen to design and game operations manager. The Monarchs hired Aaron Bradley as a group tickets account executive, Jon-Paul Gillespie as a season tickets account executive and Griffin Spencer as the public relations and community relations coordinator.


ESPN promoted Keri Potts to director of communications for college sports.

ESPN Star Sports hired Aloke Malik as managing director of its India operations, ESPN Software India. Aloke was chief operating officer for Idea Cellular.

Fox Sports Ohio hired Trey Dolle as national sales manager. Dolle was national and local sales manager of WLWT-TV in Cincinnati.

Learfield Sports hired Will Syring as account executive for its Golden Hurricane Sports Properties at the University of Tulsa. Syring was an athlete recruiter for Imani Sports.

Universal Sports Network’s Bo LaMotte has resigned as senior vice president of distribution.

Golf Course Management magazine promoted Scott Hollister to editor-in-chief.

Bleacher Report named Patrick Keane to its board of directors and hired Brian Kelly as West Coast director of sales and Ryan Gould as East Coast director of sales.

Rogers SportsNet’s David Akande has stepped down as vice president of content.

Scalar Media Partners hired Samita Mannapperuma as consultant. Mannapperuma worked for the NFL.


TrueSports hired Brad McQuillen as customer service representative and Shawn Sprang as operations team leader.

Multiteam Companies

Kroenke Sports Enterprises promoted Jim Martin to president and chief executive officer and Bruce Glazer to executive vice president and chief financial officer. Kroenke promoted Matt Hutchings to president and chief executive officer of subsidiary Altitude Sports & Entertainment.

Sporting Goods and Apparel

Wilson Sporting Goods promoted Tom Gruger to vice president of global marketing.

Awards and Boards

The National Football Foundation & College Hall of Fame appointed Donna Shalala and Roger Staubach to the board of directors.


Ludus Tours hired Lisa Freedman as director of business development. Freedman was project manager at Gameday Management Group.

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