SBJ/January 23-29, 2012/People and Pop Culture

People: Executive transactions

Baseball
The Baltimore Orioles named Ray Poitevint executive director of international baseball.

The San Diego Padres named Michael Berentson director of military affairs. Berentson was with Lockheed Martin and serves as a Marine Corps reservist.

Almendarez
Green
Fragoso
The Round Rock (Texas) Express, Class AAA affiliate of the Texas Rangers, promoted Laura Fragoso to senior vice president of marketing, Henry Green to senior vice president of sales and Chris Almendarez to vice president of corporate sales and assistant general manager.

Colleges
Georgetown University named Sharon Brummell associate athletic director for business and finance and senior woman administrator. Brummell was associate athletic director and senior woman administrator at the University of Maryland-Eastern Shore.

Penn State University-Abington named Jeff Dobbin sports information director.

Stoulil
Purdue University named Derick Stoulil director of fan experience and Nick O’Malley assistant ticket manager.

The University of California Santa Barbara named Chip Schaefer assistant athletic director for sports performance. Schaefer was director of athletic performance and player development for the Los Angeles Lakers.

The University of Central Florida named Todd Stansbury vice president and athletic director. Stansbury was executive associate athletic director at Oregon State University.

The University of Virginia promoted Adrien Harraway to associate athletic director for academic affairs.

Football
The Philadelphia Eagles hired Dave Krueger in the corporate partnerships division. Krueger was a corporate sales manager with the Houston Rockets.

Golf
The U.S. Golf Association promoted Pete Kowalski to director of championship communications and Beth Murrison to director of public services and hired Brian DePasquale as manager of championship communications and Jeff Altstadter as media relations manager.

Hockey
The American Hockey League’s Worcester (Mass.) Sharks promoted Kristen Moore to marketing coordinator and hired Jess Higham as administrative and events coordinator and Brett Sawin as community development coordinator.

Hutt
Marketing
Mobile Sports Group promoted Harry Hutt to chief sales officer.

GroupM ESP hired Jeffrey Doyle as vice president and Christopher Wallace and Genevieve Evans as account executives.

The Marketing Arm named Tom Edwards vice president of digital strategy. Edwards worked for Red Urban.

Lang
Kain
Jones
Scout Sports and Entertainment promoted Nandita Mohile to production supervisor and hired Aubrey Jones as production coordinator, Alexandra Kain as production assistant and Steven Lang as account coordinator.

Premier Partnerships hired Scott Wessels and Matt Pope as directors of corporate partnerships. Wessels was with the Houston Rockets, and Pope
Pope
Wessels
was with the Los Angeles Lakers.

Txtstation/CommerceTel promoted Michael Falato to senior vice president of business development and sales.

Wasserman Media Group named Roshanna Sabaratnam to its consulting division and Jason Goldstein manager of social media in the action sports division. Sabaratnam led business development efforts for Gilt Groupe, and Goldstein was an online
Goldstein
Falato
marketing associate at TheLadders.com.

Media
The Big Ten Network promoted Mike Vest to university development and social media director.

Ovation named Brad Samuels executive vice president of distribution. Samuels was media executive vice president of content distribution at MSG.
Cade

Comcast SportsNet Chicago promoted Walter Cade to general sales manager.

Golf Channel hired Tom Knapp as senior vice president of programming, Andrea Starkey as vice president of strategic partnerships and Gene Pao as vice president of marketing and promoted Will McIntosh to senior vice president of business development and strategy.

Sporting Goods and Apparel
McIntosh
Starkey
Knapp
Burton Snowboards named Sasha Dietschi-Cooper vice president of North American sales for Burton, Red and anon.

Ogio named Mark Talarico director of international sales. Talarico was vice president of baseball and softball at Baden Sports.

Sports Commissions and Tourism Boards
Hall
The Gwinnett Sports Commission named Stan Hall executive director, and the Gwinnett Convention and Visitors Bureau promoted Lisa Anders to executive director.

Other
International Speedway Corp. subsidiary Americrown Service Corp. promoted James Morris to president and named Joe Pulido vice president of food and beverage.

PrimeSport promoted Greg Nortman to chief operating officer.

Ellen
Awards and Boards
Racecourse Media Group named Simon Ellen non-executive chairman, replacing Will Wyatt.

The Bluegrass Sports Commission awarded Jerry Carroll the Jim Host Sports Business Award and former Kentucky Gov. Martha Layne Collins the Jim Host Youth Sports Award.

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