SBJ/July 1-7, 2013/People and Pop Culture

People: Executive transactions

Baseball
Little League Baseball named Davie Jane Gilmour chairman.

Basketball
The Denver Nuggets named Tim Connelly executive vice president of basketball operations, and player personnel director Mike Bratz and scouting coordinator Dan Tolzman stepped down from their positions. Connelly was assistant general manager for the New Orleans Pelicans.

The Toronto Raptors named Bobby Webster vice president of basketball management and strategy.

The Utah Jazz named Jerry Sloan senior basketball adviser.

Colleges
Adelphi University named Danny McCabe director of athletics and campus recreation. McCabe was the executive associate athletic director at Hofstra University.

Rice University Athletic Director Rick Greenspan resigned.

University of Maryland Baltimore County named Tim Hall director of athletics, physical education and recreation. Hall was the athletic director at the University of Missouri-Kansas City.

University of Northern Colorado Athletic Director Jay Hinrichs resigned.

University of South Florida named Jim Harris senior associate athletic director and associate vice president for development. Harris was the senior associate athletic director for development at Ohio University.

University of the Pacific named Dan Chapman associate athletic director of marketing and media. Chapman was president of the ECHL Stockton Thunder.

Facilities
Madison Square Garden Co. named Ryan O’Hara to the newly created role of president of content, distribution and sales. O’Hara was the president and chief executive officer of Topps.

The Minneapolis Sports Facilities Authority named Alex Tittle director of equity. Tittle was the director of the office of civil rights for the Minnesota Department of Transportation.

Phoenix International Raceway named Zac Emmons director of communications. Emmons was the corporate communications manager for the Houston Texans.

Football
The Dallas Cowboys promoted Will McClay to assistant director of player personnel and Tom Ciskowski to director of scouting.  

Hockey
The Buffalo Sabres named Craig Kanalley social media manager. Kanalley was senior editor for The Huffington Post. 

The AHL Chicago Wolves hired Mike Short as partnership sales executive. Short was a sales representative at MSG Sports.

The Dallas Stars named Tom Holy senior director of communications. Holy was the media relations manager for the San Jose Sharks.

Marketing
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DAVIS

Home Team Marketing hired Clare Davis as account manager.

Learfield Sports named Mike Hollister associate general manager for its Aztec Sports Properties at San Diego State University.

Media
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Fox Sports Florida and Fox’s Sun Sports named Marc LeSage vice president and general sales manager. LeSage was head of sales at Fox Sports South.

The NFL Network named Lorey Zlotnick senior vice president of marketing. Zlotnick was the senior vice president of marketing for the Outdoor Channel.

XOS Digital named Ben Godwin president of licensing. Godwin was general manager for SEC Digital Network.  

Motorsports
The International Motor Sports Association and United SportsCar Racing named Ed Bennett chief executive officer, Scott Atherton president and chief operating officer, Richard Buck vice president of racing operations, Scot Elkins vice president of competition and technical regulations, and David Pettit vice president of marketing.

Multiteam Companies
OLSON
Miller Sports Properties named Jim Olson chief operating officer and Don Stirling chief revenue officer, and promoted Craig Sanders to senior vice president of marketing, Clay Jensen to senior vice president of tickets, suites and clubs, David Wood to vice president of employee development and guest relations, Aaron Cook to vice president of information technology.   

Shark Sports and Entertainment named John Tortora chief operating officer and gave executive vice president of building operations Jim Goddard the added responsibilities of overseeing all revenue and marketing activities.

Olympics
The Canadian Olympic Committee named France St-Louis assistant chef de mission at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games. St-Louis is a Nagano 1998 Olympic silver medalist and five-time World Champion in women’s ice hockey.

The U.S. Olympic Committee named Benita Fitzgerald Mosley chief of organizational excellence and Rick Adams as chief of sport operations and NGB relations. Fitzgerald Mosley was the chief of sport performance for USA Track & Field. The USOC gave Chief Financial Officer Walt Glover the additional responsibility of information technology and audit. Chief of Sport Operations Mike English stepped down.

Soccer
EPL club Newcastle United Managing Director Derek Llambias resigned from the position. Joe Kinnear was named director of football.

Sports Commissions and Tourism Boards
The Utah Sports Commission named David Simmons chairman, James Sorenson vice chairman of the private sector, Wayne Niederhauser vice chairman of the public sector, Peter Mouskondis treasurer, and Steve Miller head of the strategic advisory committee.

Sporting Goods and Apparel
Point 3 Basketball hired Noel Byrd as sales coordinator and Jay Harris as marketing coordinator.

Ray Cook Golf named John Holst director of sales. Holst was the territory manager and Eastern regional sales manager at Wilson Golf.

AlignMed named Robert Meers chief executive officer.

Awards and Boards
Sqor named Brett Favre to its board of directors.

Texas Legends President Bill Boyce was named 2013 NBA Development League Team Executive of the Year.

Other
Alpine Canada President and Chief Executive Officer Max Gartner will step down from the position when his successor is chosen.

The New York Racing Association named Christopher Kay president and chief executive officer. Kay was the chief operating officer for The Trust for Public Land.

People news
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