SBJ/Jan. 31-Feb. 6, 2011/People and Pop Culture

People: Indians name Hargrove adviser

McArdle
Feller
Scopel
Baseball

The Class AAA Pacific Coast League’s Nashville Sounds promoted Doug Scopel to assistant general manager and Darren Feller to director of corporate sales. The team hired Cliff McArdle as marketing and advertising manager; Janell Bullock as merchandise manager; Michael Bigley as community outreach coordinator; Mike Simonson as stadium operations coordinator; and C.J. Recher, Kevin Samborski and
Bigley
Bullock
Simonson

Amanda Zuzik
as account executives.

The Cleveland Indians named former Indians player and manager Mike Hargrove a special adviser for the 2011 season.

The Los Angeles Dodgers promoted Amy Summers to public relations manager,
Manny Rodriguez to human
Samborski
Recher
Zuzik
resources
coordinator and Hisayo Yoshiike to technology operations manager.

The San Diego Padres hired Ray Chan as network administrator, Yi Zhuang as business analyst, Matt Webb as manager of partnership services and Kathlene Gusel as help desk administrator.

Basketball
The Phoenix Suns hired Rebecca Clark as public relations and community relations coordinator. Clark was events preview writer for The Arizona Republic and assistant editor for Gannett Magazine Group.
Chan
Zhuang

Colleges
The Liberty University department of sport management named Jim Reese director of the new graduate sport management program.

Facilities
The Chicago Bulls/White Sox Training Academy promoted Xan Pearson to vice president of marketing and Pete Kelly to director of marketing and sales.
Clark
Reese.

Homestead-Miami Speedway named Shawn McGee vice president of sales and marketing. McGee was general manager and chief operating officer of Women’s Professional Soccer’s Atlanta Beat.

TigerSports Americas put a new management team in place for TigerTurf Americas, naming Dave Powell president, Greg Roscoe vice president of sales and marketing and John “Doug” DeMasie vice president of operations.

Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton appointed Ted Mondale to lead the Metropolitan Sports Facilities Commission.

Pinnacle Entertainment named Kevin Kaufman general manager for River Downs Racetrack. Kaufman was general manager for Pinnacle’s Belterra Casino Resort.

SMG hired Sharon Schuster as controller and director of finance for the Cobo Center. Schuster was controller for the city of St. Clair Shores, Mich.

Football
The Miami Dolphins hired Marcus Bach-Armas as manager of corporate affairs. Bach-Armas was an associate with law firm Holland & Knight.

Hockey
College Hockey Inc. hired Nate Ewell as director of communications. Ewell was vice president of communications for the Washington Capitals.

Marketing
Avocado Motorsports Marketing hired Monica Hilton as director of public relations.

Maroon PR hired Chartese Burnett as director of nonprofit public relations. Burnett was vice president of communications and community relations for the Washington Nationals.

Team Epic promoted Michelle Berg to be the agency’s first executive vice president.

Media
CBS Sports has promoted Christopher Carter to vice president of finance.

Other
Ludus Sports hired Corby Fisher as director of sales and marketing.

People news
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