SBJ/February 4-10, 2013/People and Pop Culture

People: Executive transactions

Baseball
The Class AAA International League’s Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders promoted William Steiner to director of game-day operations and hired John Sadak as director of media relations and broadcasting, Cameron Wengrzyn as director of fan experience, Lindsey Graham as corporate services manager, Bryant Guilmette as ticket operations assistant and Andrew Kappes as media relations/broadcasting assistant.

Basketball
The Los Angeles Sparks hired Stacey Mitch as director of communications. Mitch was director of communications for Spurs Sports & Entertainment.

Colleges
The College of Charleston hired Shawn Bailey as assistant director of operations. Bailey was assistant director of baseball operations at Clemson University.

Arkansas State University promoted Doug Doggett to associate athletic director for corporate sales.

Penn State University named Dave Joyner athletic director for the remainder of President Rodney Erickson’s term in 2014.

Football
The Cleveland Browns named Michael Lombardi vice president of player personnel.

The San Diego Chargers promoted John Spanos to executive vice president of football operations.

Golf
The PGA of America named Michael O’Donnell senior director of Golf 2.0 and player development and Mike Quirk senior director of merchandising.

Law
LeClairRyan added Alfred “Chip” Sloan to its Sports Industry and Corporate Services Practice Area teams.

Marketing
Peterson
The Specialized Marketing Group Inc. promoted Scott Peterson to account director for motorsports.

Octagon promoted Brianne Ehrenkranz, Kyle Johnson, Lisa Ste. Marie, Jeff Meeson and Matt Murphy to group director, Adam Alterman, Sarah Bundy, Lindsay Curtis, Kate Jelus and Josh Green to account director, Chad Glidewell, Bill Havranek, Matt John and Justin Scheu to account manager, Connor Ginsberg, Joe Mason and Jen Tierney to senior account executive and Erica Arden to human resources assistant.

Media
Learfield Sports promoted Pat Fagan and Chuck Schroeder to vice president. Fagan was general manager for Penn State Sports Properties, and Schroeder was general manager for Hawkeye Sports Properties at the University of Iowa.

Los Angeles-based KLAA-AM named Bob Agnew program director.

Motorsports
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Sonoma Raceway promoted Michael Re to senior director of ticketing.

Green Savoree Racing Promotions promoted Terry Angstadt to president, Mike Morrisey to executive vice president and chief financial officer, Charlie Johnstone to president of Honda Indy Toronto, Tim Ramsberger to president of Honda Grand Prix of St. Petersburg and Jeff Atkinson to vice president of sales and marketing at Honda Indy Toronto.

Awards and Boards
IPC Sports Corp. named Jack Smith to its board of directors. Smith is the founder of Sports Authority.

Online network security company Fortinet named San Francisco Giants Chair Emeritus Bill Neukom to its board of directors.

People news
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