SBJ/February 13-19, 2012/People and Pop Culture

People: Executive transactions

Baseball
The Cleveland Indians named Court Berry-Tripp coordinator of baseball information. Berry-Tripp was manager of media relations and communications for the Texas Rangers.

The Minnesota Twins promoted Laura Day to executive vice president of business development, Kip Elliott to executive vice president of business administration and chief financial officer, Matt Hoy to senior vice president of operations, Gary Glawe to senior director of ballpark systems, Dana Minion to ballpark maintenance manager, Shelley Andrew to business systems manager, Brent Hildebrandt to infrastructure systems administrator and Julie Okland to senior manager of promotions.

The New York Mets promoted Mike Landeen to senior vice president of venue services and operations.

The New York Yankees promoted Jean Afterman to senior vice president and assistant general manager, Billy Eppler to assistant general manager and Will Kuntz to pro scouting manager and named Jim Hendry special assignment scout. Hendry was vice president and general manager of the Chicago Cubs.

Colleges
Boersma
Purdue University hired Doug Boersma as director of sports medicine. Boersma was assistant athletic director for sports performance at Bowling Green State University.

Northern Michigan University’s Ken Godfrey is stepping down as athletic director but will remain as special assistant to the president.

Facilities
Chicagoland Speedway and Route 66 Raceway named Patrick Kenny communications coordinator.

Law
Duane Morris named Kenneth Shropshire corporate practice group special counsel. Shropshire leads the Wharton Sports Business Initiative at the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School.

Marketing
Kuhl
Wojcik
The Marketing Arm promoted Basia Wojcik to associate director of global and Olympic consulting and hired Mindy Kuhl as global account director. Kuhl worked in account marketing at Under Armour.

Media
Outside Television hired Dennis Gillespie as senior vice president of distribution. Gillespie was senior vice president of Game Show Network.

YES Network promoted Ed Delaney to senior vice president of broadcast operations and engineering.

Motorsports
IndyCar promoted Marc Koretzky to chief operating official and vice president of sales, Greg Gruning to executive vice president of corporate business development, Kasey Coler to vice president of marketing, Mark Sibla to vice president of partner strategy and Tiffany Hemmer to vice president of legal.

Soccer
Charlie Wijeratna stepped down as English Premier League club Tottenham Hotspur’s executive director.

Sporting Goods and Apparel
Specialized Bicycle named Kirk Richardson general manager for the U.S. market. Richardson was general manager of footwear at Columbia Sportswear.

Tennis
Abrams
The U.S. Tennis Association named D.A. Abrams chief diversity and inclusion officer.

Awards and Boards
USA Hockey named Chicago Blackhawks general manager Stan Bowman to its U.S. men’s national team advisory group.

USA Track & Field named Jackie Joyner-Kersee, Eve Wright and Mickey Carter to its board of directors and elected director Steve Miller to vice chair.

People news
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