SBJ/January 7-13, 2013/People and Pop Culture

People: Executive transactions

Baseball
Johnson
The Class AAA International League’s Charlotte Knights named Scott Brown general manager. Brown was general manager of the Myrtle Beach (S.C.) Pelicans.

Basketball
The New Orleans Hornets promoted Marc Johnson to director of season-ticket sales, Travis Burkett to season-ticket account manager and Chris Wilson to account executive.

Hockey
Faber
Hassen
Waight
The Chicago Blackhawks promoted Steve Waight to senior executive director of corporate partnerships, Pete Hassen to senior executive director of marketing and Brandon Faber to senior director of communications and community relations.

Marketing
The Aspire Group hired Devin Day, Lindsey Kent, Josiah Castro and Tim Gilliam as sales consultants for New Mexico State University.

Buchanan
Learfield Sports named Eric Buchanan general manager of Texas A&M Sports Properties, Bob Welch general manager of Mizzou Sports Properties, Jeff Shoultz general manager for Cyclone Sports Properties at Iowa State University and Danny Spataro general manager for Northwestern Sports Properties.

Media
Fox Sports Florida and Fox’s Sun Sports named Brett Opdyke executive producer.

Other
Opdyke

Former NFL players Ellis Hobbs and Michael Dean launched private membership group Privé Society.

Awards and Boards
Randy Brown was awarded his fourth consecutive CableFAX 100 Award. Brown is executive vice president of affiliate sales and marketing for the Outdoor Channel.

People news
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