SBJ/November 12-18, 2012/People and Pop Culture

People: Executive transactions

Baseball
The Detroit Tigers hired Scott Bream as director of pro scouting. Bream was major league scout and special assistant to the general manager for the San Diego Padres.

The independent Frontier League’s Washington (Pa.) Wild Things hired Jay Miller as account executive.

Basketball
The Indiana Fever promoted Kelly Krauskopf to president and general manager.

Colleges
The University of North Carolina at Pembroke named Dan Kenney chief of staff in the office of the chancellor. Kenney was athletic director.

Facilities
Renyi
Dyer
Global Spectrum hired Mike Dyer as general manager of the Cross Insurance Center in Bangor, Maine. Dyer was director of the Bass Park Complex.

The New Hampshire Motor Speedway promoted Tim Renyi to vice president of corporate sales.

Churchill Downs Racetrack hired Monica Edwards as vice president of marketing. Edwards was vice president of marketing and communications at Vera Bradley.

Golf
The Humana Challenge named Bob Marra executive director and chief executive officer. Marra was chief executive officer of Marra Enterprises.

Hockey
The Columbus Blue Jackets named John Davidson president of hockey operations. Davidson was president of hockey operations for the St. Louis Blues.

Marketing
Luck
Chavis
Lanier
Meitin
The Aspire Group promoted Mike Meitin to director of sales and service at Arizona State and named Matt Lanier and Vikki Chavis sales consultants at Georgia Tech and Andre Luck new ticket sales manager at Arizona State.

Singh
Fitzpatrick
Home Team Marketing promoted Eamon Fitzpatrick to account supervisor in Cleveland and Rachel Allenick to group director of state associations.

Wasserman Media Group’s golf division named Navin Singh vice president of digital.

Inspira Marketing Group named Steve Kirkpatrick vice president of business development. Kirkpatrick was senior business
Kirkpatrick
development manager at Gigunda Group.

Media
Turner Broadcasting hired Howard Shimmel as senior vice president of ad sales and sports research. Shimmel was executive vice president of Nielsen Media and advertising analytics.

Comcast/Charter Sports Southeast named Greg Barckhoff general sales manager of CSS Sports Properties. Barckhoff was the owner of Sports Fan Properties.

Comcast SportsNet Mid-Atlantic named Nicole Darin anchor and reporter. Darin was a freelance anchor and reporter for Comcast SportsNet Chicago.

MSG Networks named Ocean MacAdams senior vice president of programming and acquisitions. MacAdams was general manager of The Warner Sound, Warner Music Group’s premium YouTube channel.

The YES Network named Greg Anthony game analyst for the Brooklyn Nets.

Motorsports
Jackson
Jackson Motorsports Group named Darrell Jackson president and chief executive officer.

Tennis
World TeamTennis’ Sacramento Capitals named Kolleen McNamee general manager. McNamee was athletic director at Saint Francis High School.

People news
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