SBJ/June 10-16, 2013/People and Pop Culture

People: Executive transactions

Colleges
Allegheny College promoted Mandy Prusia to associate director of athletics and recreation for compliance and operations.

Brigham Young University hired Cody Fueger as director of basketball operations. Fueger was director of basketball operations at Utah State University.

Delta State University promoted Ronnie Mayers to director of athletics and aquatics.

Dan Cetrone resigned from the positions of Greensboro College athletic director and men’s lacrosse coach.

High Point University promoted Bryan Norris to assistant athletic director for development and named Taylor Blakely director of marketing. Blakely was assistant director of marketing at Ohio University.

Ithaca College named Susan Bassett director of intercollegiate athletics and recreational sports. Bassett was director of athletics, physical education, and recreation at Carnegie Mellon University.

Midland University named Dave Gillespie athletic director. Gillespie was activities director at Lincoln Southwest High School.

Temple University named Pat Kraft deputy athletic director. Kraft was executive senior associate athletic director at Loyola University Chicago.

The University of Detroit Mercy named Robert Vowels athletic director. Vowels was vice president of membership and student-athlete affairs for the NCAA.

The University of Montana Western promoted Ryan Nourse to athletic director, effective July 1.

Tim Van Alstine resigned from the position of Western Illinois University athletic director.

Facilities
Delaware North Cos. Gaming & Entertainment named E. Brian Hansberry president. Hansberry was chief operating officer for Agua Caliente Casino Resort Spa.

Sun Life Stadium named Jorge Naranjo senior director of events and sales.

Football
The Miami Dolphins promoted Anthony Hunt to director of pro scouting, Joe Schoen to assistant director of college scouting, Adam Engroff to national scout and Cody Rager to West Coast area scout.

The Ottawa CFL franchise named Brock Sunderland assistant general manager. Sunderland was college scout for the New York Jets.

Golf
OB Sports Golf Management named Tom Colceri to vice president of business development. Colceri was director of sales for DMB Associates’ Silverleaf Club.

Hockey
The Colorado Avalanche named Patrick Roy coach and vice president of hockey operations. Roy was coach and general manager of the Quebec Remparts.

Marketing
GroupM ESP hired Jason Blake as vice president, Kacey Cisca as account manager, and Vanessa Bekono as executive associate.

Home Team Marketing hired Kenyon Rasheed as account executive.

Property Consulting Group hired Laura Waters-Brown as innovation specialist and Bill Nichols as director of strategic partnerships.

Media
MP & Silva named Peter Hutton chief operating officer. Hutton was the managing director of ESPN Star Sports.

NBC Universal named Cherie Cohen senior vice president of cable advertising sales. Cohen was vice president of multimedia sales for ESPN.

Fox Sports named Bill Dallman vice president and news director for Fox Sports 1, effective July 1. Dallman was vice president and news director for Fox affiliate KMSP-TV in Minneapolis-St. Paul.

Multiteam Companies
Sunrise Sports and Entertainment promoted Steve Ziff, Matthew Sacco and Ryan McCoy to senior vice president positions.

The New Orleans Saints and New Orleans Pelicans hired Doug Tatum as executive director of digital media. Tatum was lead sports editor for The Times-Picayune.

Sporting Goods and Apparel
LaCrosse Footwear named Robert Sasaki president. Sasaki was a finance executive for Nike.

Volcom named Mandy Fry vice president of the women’s division. Fry was senior design director for Billabong.

Peter Millar named Mark Jesness sales executive for Northern California and Nevada.

Tennis
The U.S. Tennis Association named Dan Faber executive director of USTA Serves. Faber was the executive director for the National Junior Tennis League of Trenton (N.J.).

Other
The Badminton World Federation named Poul-Erik Hoyer president.

Mammoth Mountain Ski Area named Erik Forsell chief marketing officer. Forsell was vice president of marketing for Asics America.

XOS Digital promoted Matthew Bairos to president and chief executive officer and Christopher McCleary to vice chairman on its board of directors.

Awards and Boards
The Australian Football League awarded Cam Vale the 2013 Graeme Samuel Scholarship. Vale is the chief operating officer for the North Melbourne Football Club.

HOVERMAN
The Outback Bowl named Ken Hoverman chairman. Tracie Domino, Lynn Dumais, Rita Lowman and Bob Murray were named to the board of directors.

The NTRA named Craig Dado to the board of directors. Dado is the executive vice president and chief marketing officer of Del Mar Thoroughbred Club.

The chairman of the PGA European Tour board of directors, Neil Coles, stepped down from the position.

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