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People: Cleveland Indians promote from within
Published August 1, 2011, Page 24
The Cleveland Indians promoted Bob DiBiasio to senior vice president of public affairs and Curtis Danburg to senior director of communications. The team also hired Alex King as director of brand management.
The Cleveland Cavaliers named Wes Wilcox general manager of their new Development League team in Canton, Ohio. Wilcox will also remain in his position of director of player personnel for the Cavaliers.
The Golden State Warriors hired Marty Glick as chief financial officer. Glick is a minority owner of the team.
The Sacramento Kings promoted Chris Clark to director of public relations.
The NBA D-League’s Texas Legends promoted Nancy Lieberman to assistant general manager.
Arizona State University hired Steve Patterson as chief operating officer and managing director of Sun Devil Sports Group. Patterson was president of Pro Sports Consulting.
The Big 12 Conference promoted Laura Rasmussen to assistant director of communications and hired Bret Ayers as video services manager.
Ellen Ryan, associate athletic director and senior women’s administrator for St. Joseph’s University, will retire in August.
Towson University hired Devin Crosby as deputy athletic director. Crosby was associate athletic director and director of university advancement at Northeastern University.
Utah State University promoted Jana Doggett to executive associate athletic director.
The Western Athletic Conference hired Amanda Benzine as director of marketing. Benzine was director of marketing at Northern Illinois University.
Centerplate promoted Bob Pascal to chief marketing officer.
Circuit of the Americas in Austin, Texas, hired Geoff Moore as chief marketing and sales officer.
Front Row Marketing Services and the Greenville Road Warriors hired Walter Cordiner as director of corporate partnerships and Megan Dotson as client services and marketing manager.
Wasserman Media Group hired Stephanie Rudnick as vice president of marketing and communications.
Shamrock Sports and Entertainment hired Dan Gacetta as executive vice president to head its new entertainment division. Gacetta was with Octagon in their corporate sales and athlete marketing division.
Comcast SportsNet Bay Area hired John Henry Smith III as anchor and reporter for “SportsNet Central.” Smith wasa sports director, anchor and reporter WVUE, a Fox station in New Orleans.
Bleacher Report hired Drew Atherton as chief financial officer. Atherton was chief operating and financial officer at eNom.
Maloof Sports & Entertainment promoted Chris Clark to director of public relations.
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