SBJ/November 21-27, 2011/People and Pop Culture

People: Executive transactions

Baseball
The Chicago Cubs named Joe Bohringer director of pro scouting. Bohringer was a scout with the Arizona Diamondbacks.

The Seattle Mariners hired Jack Howell as minor-league field coordinator. Howell spent the past season as the minor-league hitting coordinator for the Florida Marlins.

Basketball
The National Basketball Retired Players Association named Paul Corliss senior director of communications and special projects. Corliss was director of communications for Phoenix International Raceway.

The WNBA’s Phoenix Mercury brought back former president and general manager Ann Meyers Drysdale to be vice president, and coach Corey Gaines will add the title of general manager.

Colleges
The University of Nevada named Mike Samuels associate athletic director for marketing. He was associate athletic director for external affairs at St. Mary’s College.

Golf
The PGA Tour hired Luis Goicouria as vice president of new media business development and operations. Goicouria was a digital media executive with MTV Networks.

Greco
Braunschweiger
Aungst
Marketing
Cenergy hired Colleen Sperry Aungst as account director, Lauren Braunschweiger as account manager and Matthew Greco as account coordinator.

Sports Image named Whalen Ng owner and president of its franchise covering the Columbus, Ohio, area.

Ramacciotti
Archer
Groves
Team Epic promoted Lauren Kenchington to director, Scott Groves to senior manager and Amanda Archer and Jamie Ramacciotti to associate.

Media
ESPN promoted Rosalyn Durant to ESPNU and ESPNHS vice president.

Fox Sports Media Group promoted David Safran to senior vice president of Fox Cable Sports ad sales and Julie Sharenow to director of ad sales for Speed.

Motorsports
Hulman & Co. and Indianapolis Motor Speedway promoted Michael Redlick to senior vice president and chief sales and marketing officer for IMS; Ronald Galle to vice president and chief financial officer for Hulman & Co. and IMS; J. Douglas Boles to vice president of communications for Hulman & Co. and IMS; Gretchen Snelling to vice president chief legal counsel for Hulman & Co. and its subsidiaries; and Marla Flowers to director of operations for Hulman & Co.

Soccer
The San Jose Earthquakes named Matthew Chan account executive.

Sporting Goods and Apparel
Mann
Artissimo Designs hired Matt Mann as business development manager of the sports and entertainment division.

Other
Centurion Strategies named Lauren Renschler director of public relations.

The NCAA named William Benjamin a director of enforcement with a focus on football. Benjamin is the Indianapolis deputy chief of police.

People news
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