SBJ/October 10-16, 2011/People and Pop Culture

People: Executive transactions

Facilities
Global Spectrum named Lorenzo Muniz general manager of the BankUnited Center at the University of Miami. Muniz was general manager of the James L. Knight International Center in Miami.

Football
The New York/New Jersey 2014 Super Bowl Host Committee named Andrew Lee general counsel.

USA Football named Jim Elias senior finance director, Matt DeLuzio Pacific Mountain regional manager, Jennifer Phelps associate general counsel, Chris Beelby senior software engineer, Jordan Kendrick-Lohman coordinator for the events services team, Akash Kulkarni data warehousing engineer, Morgan Murray digital project management coordinator and Chelsea Smith membership services coordinator.

Hockey
The Central Hockey League’s Texas Brahmas and parent company, NYTEX Sports promoted Frank Trazzera to chief operating officer for NYTEX Sports; Scott Plourde to vice president of sales for both NYTEX and the team; Mike Barack to team president; and Chad Siewert to director of sales for the club, and added the title of general manager to coach Dan Wildfong.

Marketing
Damian
Fredrik Jonsson launched Nordic Sports Marketing Consulting. Jonsson was project marketing manager for the Swedish Elite League’s Frolunda Indians.

Interticket USA hired Omar Damian as director of operations.

Momentum Worldwide vice president and global communications director Adrienne Scordato left the company.

Media
Sullivan
Comcast SportsNet Mid-Atlantic promoted Joanna Shapes to programming coordinator and Allen Popels to newsroom coordinator and named Brett Sullivan digital sales manager and Michael Beal traffic coordinator.

Golf Digest Cos. hired Peter Hunsinger as president and publisher. Hunsinger was vice president and publisher of GQ.

Fox International Channels and Fox Sports Media Group established a new division, FIC Sports, and named Peter Hutton senior vice president. Hutton was a partner and director for Broadreach Media.

NBCUniversal named Emilio Romano president of Telemundo.

YES Network promoted Mike Webb to senior director of broadcast operations.

Motorsports
Jerry Jauron will step down as Iowa Speedway president in October to join C&L Cos.

Michael Waltrip Racing named Scott Miller executive vice president of competition, effective at the end of the NASCAR Sprint Cup season. Miller was director of competition for Richard Childress Racing.

Multiteam Companies
Hendrickson
Palace Sports & Entertainment hired Harlan Hendrickson as vice president of lifestyle marketing.

Sunrise Sports & Entertainment promoted Andre Therrien to director of business operations.

Sporting Goods and Apparel
Nike hired Howard Taylor as managing director and vice president of the Nike Foundation, effective in January. Howard led the U.K. Department for International Development program in Ethiopia.

Other
Kreye
iSportconnect hired Sonja Kreye as director of German operations.

Jeff Ladd opened Sports Insurance Specialists.

Paciolan promoted Tyler Monroe to product manager.

PwC US hired Mike Keenan as managing director for the firm’s entertainment, media and communications practice. Keenan was a principal for Keenan Consulting.
Biggs

The Toronto 2015 Pan/Parapan American Games named Blair McIntosh director of sport. McIntosh was director of games for the Sport Alliance of Ontario.

Jani-King hired Mike Biggs as director of sports and venue partnerships.

Awards and Boards
The Los Angeles Sports and Entertainment Commission named Gary Williams, Westfield Property Group U.S. senior executive vice president, to its board of directors and Larry Green, Westfield senior vice president for U.S. development, to its advisory board.

West Marine named Christiana Smith Shi, Nike Global Direct-to-Consumer vice president and chief operating officer, to its board of directors.

Detroit Sports named Jim Renne, Rossetti design principal, to its advisory board.

People news
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