SBJ/May 14-20, 2012/People and Pop Culture

People: Executive transactions

Colleges
Alabama A&M University named Bryan Hicks athletic director. Hicks was associate athletic director for student development at Missouri State University.

Ball State University hired Megan Coyne as director of athletics compliance. Coyne was director of athletics compliance at Florida Atlantic University.

Cincinnati State Technical and Community College named Tom Hathaway athletic director. Hathaway was athletic director at Miamisburg (Ohio) High School.

The University of California, Riverside, hired Eric Buskirk as senior associate athletic director for development. Buskirk was associate athletic director for external affairs and administration at Louisiana Tech University.

The University of San Diego promoted Shaney Fink to senior associate athletic director.

The Collegiate Water Polo Association hired Alex Lourido as director of multimedia services.

Football
The Senior Bowl hired Phil Savage as executive director. Savage was a player personnel executive for the Philadelphia Eagles.

The Arizona Cardinals promoted Steve Keim to vice president of player personnel and hired Jason Licht as director of player personnel. Licht was director of pro personnel for the New England Patriots.

The Canadian Football League Players’ Association named Mike Morreale president, Jay McNeil first vice president, Scott Flory second vice president and Marwan Hage third vice president.

Hockey
The Montreal Canadiens hired Marc Bergevin as executive vice president and general manager. Bergevin was assistant general manager for the Chicago Blackhawks.

Lacrosse
The Professional Lacrosse League named Paul Stewart vice president of lacrosse operations for the new Professional Indoor Lacrosse League.

Marketing
Rossi
Zakoura
Hagedorn
LeadDog Marketing Group promoted Rob Hagedorn and Rachel Zakoura to senior account directors and Jon Rossi to account director.

Centurion Strategies hired Kristina Andersen as director of public relations and marketing. Andersen was director of public relations and marketing for BDA Sports.

Octagon promoted Kami Taylor to vice president, Michael Behee to group director and Brent Simmons to account manager in its Charlotte office; Joe Dawson and Emily Gardner to account directors and Kati Karotki to account manager in Norwalk, Conn.; Chris Monaco to senior vice president in Los Angeles; Chris Wade to account director in New York City; and Kathryn Bradham to account manager in Atlanta.

Public relations firm Formula hired Debbie Etchison as vice president of its sports and entertainment division. Etchison was with Atomic PR.

Media
Competitor Group promoted Brian Holcombe to editor of VeloNews.com and hired Chris Case as managing editor of Velo Magazine and Matthew Beaudin as a staff reporter for Velo and VeloNews.com.

Time Warner Cable Sports hired Amy Summers as manager of public relations, media relations and communications. Summers was senior manager of public relations for the Los Angeles Dodgers.

Olympics
The U.S. Olympic Committee hired Jason Thompson as director of diversity and inclusion.

Other
Mooney
Campbell
The National Sports Forum promoted Lindsay Campbell to operations coordinator and hired Erin Mooney as communications coordinator.

Spire Capital promoted Jim Haworth to chairman and chief executive officer for the Professional Bull Riders.

Tyco International named Tony Wells chief marketing and customer officer for the ADT Corp. Wells was executive vice president and chief marketing officer for 24 Hour Fitness.

Awards and Boards
The Taylor Hooton Foundation named New York Yankees President Randy Levine to its board of directors.

People news
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