SBJ/January 28-February 3, 2013/People and Pop Culture

People: Executive transactions

Baseball
Samborski
Rockwell
Himsworth
Franke
The Class AAA Pacific Coast League’s Nashville Sounds promoted Jason Franke to assistant general manager of sales and marketing, Drew Himsworth to director of group sales and hospitality, A.J. Rockwell and Kevin Samborski to senior account executives and Brandon
Barnes
Wassel
Yerger
Yerger
to corporate partnerships and promotions manager, and hired Alex Wassel as media relations manager and Josh Barnes and Justin Webster as account executives.

The Cleveland Cavaliers and Quicken Loans Arena promoted Len Komoroski to chief executive officer and Kerry Bubolz to president of business operations.

The independent Pacific Association of Professional Baseball Clubs named Mike Marshall commissioner.

The Class AAA International League’s Charlotte Knights named Sean Owens director of ticket sales and hospitality, Margie Burleson special events and sales executive, Mark Krizanik account executive and Audrey Stanek sponsorship services manager.

The San Diego Padres named Ronda Sedillo senior vice president and chief financial officer. Sedillo was chief accounting officer at Arrowhead General Insurance Agency.

Colleges
Duke University promoted Joe Manhertz to assistant director of athletics/Iron Dukes major gifts.

Football
Rodgers
The Washington Redskins hired Jane Rodgers to lead the Washington Redskins Charitable Foundation. Rodgers was a vice president for the Cal Ripken Sr. Foundation.

The Cleveland Browns named Sashi Brown executive vice president and general counsel. Brown was general counsel for the Jacksonville Jaguars.

Hockey
Sunrise Sports & Entertainment promoted Matthew Rickoff to vice president of partnership marketing for the Florida Panthers and the BB&T Center.

Marketing
GroupM ESP hired Sarah Ax as an account manager.

Aquarius Sports and Entertainment named Kerri Hadden client services manager, Joe Hendele and Megan Hossler client services coordinators and Curtis Fields to an administrative support role.

Motorsports
Panther Racing and Dreyer & Reinbold Racing named Tino Belli technical director.

Indianapolis Motor Speedway promoted Doug Boles to chief operating officer.

Olympics
Gary
The 2014 Special Olympics USA Games hired Rachel Gary as director of communications.

Sporting Goods and Apparel
Paramount Apparel International named Rick Oleksyk president.

Hi-Tec Sports USA named Simon Bonham chief executive, replacing Brad Gebhard.

Tennis
The U.S. Tennis Association named Jeffrey Harrison chair of its Section Delegates for 2013-14. Harrison is managing partner of Prism Partners.

Awards and Boards
LPGA Commissioner Mike Whan was named chairman of the World Golf Foundation board of directors. He succeeds Mike Davis, executive director of the U.S. Golf Association.

People news
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