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

People: Executive transactions

Baseball
BAUER
The Class A Midwest League’s Wisconsin Timber Rattlers named Hilary Bauer marketing coordinator.

The Baltimore Orioles promoted Brady Anderson to vice president of baseball operations, Ned Rice to director of major league administration, Mike Snyder to assistant director of player personnel and Bill Wilkes to manager of baseball operations.

The Class A Midwest League’s Quad Cities River Bandits hired Harold Craw as general manager. Craw was assistant general manager for the Charleston (S.C.) RiverDogs.

Basketball
The NBA named Yannick Colaco managing director of NBA India. Colaco was chief operating officer for Nimbus Sport.

Colleges
The Atlantic 10 Conference hired Chris Kilcoyne as associate director of communications. Kilcoyne was assistant athletic director and sports information director at Randolph Macon College.

Columbia University hired Jennifer White as assistant athletic director for compliance. White was assistant athletic director for compliance and student services at Temple University.

The University of Arkansas promoted Zack Higbee to assistant athletic director for media relations and Sean Rochelle to executive director of the Razorback Foundation. Rochelle replaces Chris Wyrick, who was named vice chancellor for university advancement.

The University of Minnesota hired Beth Goetz as a senior associate athletic director and senior woman administrator. Goetz was an associate athletic director for administration and senior woman administrator at Butler University.

Facilities
International Speedway Corp. hired Russell Branham as director of public relations for Talladega Superspeedway and executive director for the International Motorsports Hall of Fame.

Rossetti hired Jonathan Disbrow as an architectural lead.

Finance
ROGERS
Park Lane hired Hunter Rogers as an analyst.

Football
The NFL hired Alberto Riveron, a former NFL referee, as senior director of officiating.

The Philadelphia Eagles hired Tom Gamble as vice president of player personnel. Gamble was director of player personnel for the San Francisco 49ers.

The Detroit Lions promoted Ben Manges to director of corporate communications and hired Jennifer Cadicamo as vice president of marketing and partnership activation and Wade Martin as vice president of corporate partnerships. Cadicamo was senior director for ePrize, and Martin was assistant director of corporate sales, marketing and broadcasting for the Cincinnati Bengals.

Hockey
The Boston Bruins promoted Matthew Chmura to vice president of communications and content and Caryn Switaj to digital content specialist, and hired Brandon McNelis as content specialist, Erika Wentzell as communications specialist and Ben Papapietro as a fan relations representative.

Lacrosse
The National Lacrosse League’s Charlotte Hounds hired David Huson as a ticket sales associate. Huson was an inside sales consultant for the Charlotte Bobcats.

Marketing
KEENER
GRAS
U/S Sports Advisors named Abby Gras a public relations specialist and Megan Keener merchandise manager.

Evolution Media Capital hired Andrew Walter as managing director. Walter was with investment bank Houlihan Lokey.

IMG College hired David Shoemaker as general manager for Razorback Sports Properties at the University of Arkansas.

TAVERNER
Octagon Worldwide hired Michael Thomas as chief financial officer.

Sportfive hired Ben Taverner as sales director. Taverner was stadium head of commercial for Juventus Football Club.

Repucom hired Glenn Lovett as president of global strategy. Lovett was managing director for Europe, the Middle East and India at Octagon.

Media
GAINES
Fox Sports South, Fox Sports Carolinas, Fox Sports Tennessee and SportSouth named Rolanda Gaines as director of strategic marketing and communications. Gaines was senior director of strategy for ESPN Content Development.

NBC Sports Group named Lou Koskovolis senior vice president of sales for golf media and Steven Justman vice president of sales for NBC Sports Ventures. Koskovolis was MLB senior vice president of corporate sales and marketing, and Justman was president of entertainment, sales and marketing for IndoorDirect.

Motorsports
POTTER
Shell Pennzoil Grand Prix of Houston hired Jason Potter as manager of corporate development.

Soccer
Major League Soccer and Soccer United Marketing promoted Jesse Perl to manager of brand and integrated marketing and Megan Cameron to manager of player relations and competition, and named Rachel Leber vice president of consumer products marketing, Emily Unruh vice president of retail development, Alfonso Alanis-Cue senior director of partnership marketing, Todd Hinckley analyst of MLS strategic planning and research for MLS digital, Erik Licea account executive of MLS digital properties, Sean Ream director of sales for MLS’s National Sales Center, Louis Jimenez junior Web developer, Ian Rolfe and Erin Hamil coordinators of digital club services and Megan Daly executive assistant.

Other
The Fairfax 2015 World Police and Fire Games named Bill Knight president and chief executive officer.

The Professional Athletes & Entertainers division of insurance firm Britton Gallagher hired Laura Johnson as a client consultant.

Krossover hired Eric Perugini as vice president of corporate development.

Awards and Boards
The Laureus Sport for Good Foundation named Marcus Allen and Cathy Griffin to its board of directors.

The Professional Hockey Players’ Association will award Claude Julien the Curt Leichner Distinguished Member Award.

FINLEN
The Golf Course Superintendents Association of America named Patrick Finlen president. Finlen is director of golf maintenance operations at the Olympic Club in San Francisco.

The Stadium Managers Association elected David Scott president, Mark Burk vice president, Tony Pereira secretary/treasurer and named Jim Minish and Troy Brown directors.

People news
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