SBJ/Dec. 20-26, 2010/Careers/People



The Los Angeles Angels named Joshua Thoensen inside sales representative.

Minor League Baseball announced a reorganization of its office, naming Scott Poley senior vice president of legal affairs, Tina Gust vice president of business development, Tim Brunswick vice president of baseball and business operations, Brian Earle vice president of Baseball Internet Rights Co. and business services, Rod Meadows vice president of sales and marketing, Steve Densa executive director of communications, Sandie Hebert director of licensing, Scott Kravchuk director of business development, Noreen Brantner senior assistant director of exhibition services and sponsorships, Kelly Butler senior assistant director of event services, Melissa Agee assistant director of sales and marketing, Lou Brown assistant director of legal affairs, Jill Rusinko general manager of the Durham Athletic Park and MiLB Charities, and Darryl Henderson coordinator of affiliate programs.

The Class AA Texas League's Frisco (Texas) RoughRiders named Jason Brayman ticket operations manager.

The Class A Carolina League's Kinston (N.C.) Indians hired Benjamin Jones as general manager. Jones was general manager for the Wilson (N.C.) Tobs of the collegiate summer league Coastal Plains League. The Cleveland Indians promoted Sara Lehrke to vice president of human resources and chief diversity officer.

Eric Curry stepped down from his position as Minnesota Twins vice president for corporate partnerships.

The San Diego Padres hired Josh Byrnes as senior vice president of baseball operations.

The Class A Midwest League's Beloit (Wis.) Snappers promoted Matt Bosen to assistant general manager and hired Matt Glocke as director of corporate sales and promotions, Will Shelton as head of food and beverage operations and Justin Waters as director of media and community relations and marketing.

The Class A South Atlantic League's Greensboro (N.C.) Grasshoppers hired John Redhead as executive director of business development. Redhead was Triad vice president of client services for Right Management.

Little League International promoted Dawn Hall to sponsorship and marketing manager and Sara Thompson to director of softball development.


Spurs Sports & Entertainment named Jason Dawbin franchise ticket manager. Dawbin was vice president of ticket sales for the American Hockey League's Rockford (Ill.) IceHogs.


The NCAA promoted Bob Williams to vice president of communications.

The Northeast Conference named Kelly Webb director of compliance. Webb was assistant director of compliance for the Atlantic 10 Conference.

California State University-Bakersfield hired Jeffrey Konya as athletic director. Konya was athletic director at Northeastern State University.

The University of Michigan hired Hunter Lochmann as chief marketing officer. Lochmann was vice president of marketing for the New York Knicks.

The Northwestern University School of Continuing Studies promoted Curt Gruber to director of the master of arts in sports administration program.

Pepperdine University promoted Steve Potts to athletic director.


Richmond International Raceway hired Heather Blackwood as a corporate sales executive. Blackwood was a corporate account executive for Memphis Motorsports Park. Finance Raptor Group hired Sean Barror. Barror was senior vice president of transformation sales for Madison Square Garden.


Lisa Lang will step down from her position as vice president of communications and government relations for the San Francisco 49ers at end of January.


The PGA Tour promoted Andy Pazder to executive vice president and chief of operations.


Julie Busha will serve as president of her newly formed company, benchmarketing. Busha was director of marketing at Breaking Limits.

Other hired Ed Gow as vice president of sales and marketing. Gow was with TicketsWest.

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