SBJ/February 28 - March 6, 2011/People and Pop Culture
People: Bruins promote marketing leaders
Published February 28, 2011, Page 28
The Cleveland Indians hired former players Eduardo Perez and Jason Bere as special assistants to baseball operations.
The Seattle Mariners hired former player Ken Griffey Jr. as a special consultant.
The Cleveland Cavaliers hired Christopher Anderson as an account executive.
The Big Ten Conference hired Joshua Munk as associate director of football operations.
Loyola University Chicago hired Grace Calhoun as athletic director. Calhoun was associate athletic director for academic and student engagement at Indiana University.
Infineon Raceway promoted Matt Ellis to director of business development.
Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum general manager Patrick Lynch resigned.
Phil Evans resigned as president and general counsel of the SportsQuest complex in Chesterfield, Va., and general manager of the Indoor Football League’s Richmond Revolution.
USA Football hired Dan Lawrence as digital media production coordinator, Lainey Rodgers as business development coordinator, Andy Ryland as football development manager and Veronica Sander as marketing coordinator.
The Boston Bruins and Delaware North Cos.-Boston promoted Elizabeth d’Entremont to digital marketing manager, Rachael Markovitz to strategic marketing manager and Cole Parsons to creative marketing manager. Also, Bruins director of marketing Chris DiPierro will lead overall digital marketing initiatives for the team and TD Garden.
Gordon & Rees named C. Anthony Mulrain head of the firm’s sports, media and entertainment law practice.
Front Row Marketing Services promoted Eric Smallwood to senior vice president.
IMG College hired Julie Goodwyn as a national sales assistant, Amanda Windsor as director of customer service events, Dudley Commander as a sales representative for Appalachian State University and Mike Gullo as associate general manager for its UCLA property.
Jack Morton Worldwide hired Matt Pensinger as senior vice president and managing director of its Chicago office.
Big Lead Sports promoted Yussuf Khan to vice president of sales.
The NHRA named Michael Padian director of social media.
Women’s Professional Soccer hired Kat Galsim as digital manager and Web producer.
Sporting Goods and Apparel
Mission hired Adam Geisler as executive vice president of sales and business development and Wendy Kula as vice president of marketing.
Miura Golf hired Charlie Gerber as vice president of U.S. distribution. Gerber was Sundog Eyewear Midwest sales manager.
Speedo hired Mark Wyatt as U.K. commercial director.
The Greater Columbus Sports Commission promoted Jeffrey John to senior sales manager and Ashlee McQuillan to special projects manager.
Tiffany & Co. promoted Suzanne Taddei to director of strategic partnerships.
Contemporary Services Corp. promoted Jim Granger to president and Mark Glaser to senior vice president of operations.
Jeff Fannell started his own sports consulting practice. Fannell was an attorney for the MLB Players Association.
The Tim Tebow Foundation appointed Erik Dellenback executive director.
World Wrestling Entertainment hired Thomas Veit as senior vice president of live events.
Awards and Boards
Women in Sports and Events-Los Angeles added Katie Ranne, director of communications, and Lauren Decker, director of social media, to the board of directors.
The Orange Bowl Committee elected Luis Boué second vice chairman, Shaun Davis treasurer and Michael Chavies, Sean Pittman, Douglas Wiley and Albert Dotson Sr. at-large board members.
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