SBJ/October 8-14, 2012/People and Pop Culture

People: Executive transactions

Baseball
The Class A Midwest League’s Wisconsin Timber Rattlers hired Kevin Ross as entertainment coordinator.

Minor League Baseball hired Sean Brown as director of finance and accounting. Brown was lead auditor for MiLB and its affiliated companies at Gregory, Sharer & Stuart.

Basketball
The Washington Wizards and the Washington Mystics named Patrick Rees director of basketball communications. Rees was public relations manager for the Brooklyn Nets.

The Los Angeles Clippers hired Gerald Madkins as director of basketball operations. Madkins was director of player personnel for the New Orleans Hornets.

The Orlando Magic named Michael Arcieri director of basketball operations, George Rodman basketball operations manager and Harold Ellis head of pro scouting.

Colleges
Le Moyne College named Kasha Godleski associate director for athletic advancement. Godleski was director of regional programs and alumni relations at Syracuse University.

Fayetteville State University hired Kevin Wilson as assistant athletic director for development and marketing. Wilson was assistant director for development at North Carolina Central University.

Hockey
Todd Millar stepped down as president of Hockey Calgary.

Marketing
Morrison
Home Team Marketing promoted Kaitlin Morrison to senior account manager in its Dallas office.

Blake Sports Group named Craig Whaley director of business development and event services and Faith Richards athlete and business development coordinator. Whaley was an event and communications specialist for Lowe’s.

Media
IMG College named Stephen Barry general manager of Virginia Tech IMG Sports Marketing, Brian George general manager of Baylor IMG Sports Marketing, Kevin Levy associate general manager of Villanova IMG Sports Marketing and Deanay Marie Morris apparel marketing manager for The Collegiate Licensing Co. IMG Learfield Ticket Solutions named Nicholas Bidese general manager at the University of Texas at El Paso, Phillip Wesley England general manager at Auburn University and Andrew Simon general manager of the University of Oklahoma.

Protash
Fox Sports Florida hired A.J. Protash as national sales manager. Protash was national sales manager at the Miami Herald.

Comcast SportsNet Houston named Bill Worrel play-by-play announcer and Matt Bullard and Clyde Drexler analysts for Houston Rockets broadcasts.

WCNC-TV in Charlotte hired Chris Clark as sports director. Clark was an anchor, reporter and producer for WAGA-TV in Atlanta.

Sporting Goods and Apparel
Scott Plank stepped down as executive vice president of business development at Under Armour to start War Horse, a real estate development firm.

Sports Commissions and Tourism Boards
The Phoenix Regional Sports Commission hired Justin Balich as vice president and director of events.

Other
Black Coaches and Administrators named Carol Owens president. Owens is associate head coach for the Notre Dame women’s basketball team.

People news
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