SBJ/July 25-31, 2011/People and Pop Culture

People: Bucs make promotions and hires

Football
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers promoted Dennis Hickey to director of player personnel, Mike Greenberg to coordinator of football administration and Tony Kinkela to college scout. The team also hired Bill Rees as college scout, Tony Hardie as combine scout and Rob McCartney as pro personnel assistant.
Ircandia

Hockey
The Los Angeles Kings hired Vince Ircandia as manager of business operations and analytics and Cassy Niehaus as human resources generalist.

Media
Time Warner Cable hired Dan Finnerty as senior vice president of TWC Sports. Finnerty was executive vice president of network distribution and development for Comcast Networks.
Helfer

Wasserman Media Group hired Peter Helfer as vice president of global sales. Helfer was director of corporate sales and marketing for the New York Mets.

Motorsports
International Speedway Corp. hired Dennis Bickmeier as president of Richmond International Raceway. Bickmeier replaces Doug Fritz, who resigned earlier this month.

Dickinson
Richard Childress Racing
hired Torrey Galida as chief operating officer and promoted Ben Schlosser to chief marketing officer and Scott Frye to chief financial officer. Galida was chief marketing officer and general manager for TGR Motorsports.

The Racers Group
named Bob Dickinson chief operating officer for TRG and Adobe Road Winery. Dickinson was vice president of media and communications for the American Le Mans Series.

Olympics
The U.S. Olympic Committee hired Kirsten Volpi as chief administrative officer.

Soccer
The AS Roma soccer club hired Roberto Cappelli as president.

Sports Commissions and Tourism Boards
Brothers
Petersen
The Indianapolis Convention and Visitors Association hired Wendy Petersen as national sales manager and Amanda Brothers as destination sales specialist.

Other
The Pat Tillman Foundation named retired Army Lt. Col. Michael Kwinn Jr. president and chief executive officer.

Ticket Booster hired Adam Ruchim as Los Angeles fundraising program coordinator.

Awards and Boards

Live Nation named James Dolan of Cablevision Systems Corp. to the board of directors.

The U.S. Bowling Congress board of directors elected Jim Sturm as president and Tom Bluth as vice president.
Jill Conway and Ralph DeNunzio will retire from the Nike board of directors at the annual meeting in September.

Guidepost Solutions, a security and risk management firm, hired Dan Donovan as director of the new sports and entertainment practice.

People news
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