SBJ/Aug. 19-25, 2013/People and Pop Culture

People: Executive transactions

Baseball
The independent Atlantic League’s York Revolution hired Nate Tile as vice president of business development. Tile was director of sales for the Central Penn Business Journal. The team also named Eric Menzer, Revolution president and general manager, and baseball hall of famer Brooks Robinson to its board of directors.

Basketball
The Minnesota Timberwolves and Minnesota Lynx hired Brad Ruiter as vice president of communications.

Facilities
HarborCenter named Nik Fattey vice president and director of hockey. Fattey was a scout for the Buffalo Sabres.

HOK San Francisco promoted Steve Riley to vice president and director of architecture and named Tamara Clarke, Susan Seastone and Claire Moore senior associates.

Golf
AIME
The PGA of America named Rhona Aime chief financial officer.

The PGA Tour hired Michael Brown as vice president of business development. Brown was senior vice president and director of global business development for IMG.

Hockey
The St. Louis Blues promoted Chris Frome to senior director of event presentation; Matt Gardner to senior director of promotions and digital strategy; Brenda Wilbur to director of brand and creative; Kevin Casey to guest services manager; and Megan Little to senior director of advertising and event marketing for the Blues, Scottrade Center and the Peabody Opera House.

The Los Angeles Kings named Sean O’Donnell manager of fan development and alumni relations. O’Donnell is a former Kings player.

Marketing
ENGLEBRECHT
Roy Englebrecht Promotions named Drew Englebrecht vice president of marketing and operations.

Octagon promoted Aldo Kafie to group director in the access unit of its North American marketing and events division.

Saatchi & Saatchi, Los Angeles, named Nick Ammazzalorso director of public relations. Ammazzalorso was executive director of athletic communications at UCLA.

LOGUE
Advantage International hired Leeann Logue as an account director in its Norwalk, Conn., office. Logue was integrated client marketing manager for Sports Illustrated.

Media
NBC Sports Group named Ian Partilla vice president of partnership development for Alli Sports. Partilla was an X Games sales and marketing account executive for ESPN.

Revolt TV named Keith Clinkscales chief executive officer. Clinkscales was senior vice president of content development and enterprise for ESPN.

HANSEMANN
Base Productions named Sara Hansemann vice president of development. Hansemann was vice president of development at Zodiak USA.

Golf Channel hired Adam Hertzog as vice president of news and studio productions. Hertzog was a coordinating producer and writer for ESPN.

Universal Sports Network named Edward Derse senior vice president of digital media and strategic partnerships. Derse was general manager of the media and mobile group for GameFly.

Motorsports
DUCHARDT
Hendrick Motorsports promoted Doug Duchardt to executive vice president and general manager.

NASCAR named Chris Wright K&N Pro Series East director, Kip Childress K&N Pro Series West director, and Tony Glover NASCAR Touring Series technical director.

Sporting Goods and Apparel
Nike Golf director of club creation Tom Stites retired from the position. Stites will remain with Nike Golf as a consultant.

Sports Authority promoted Stephen Binkley to chief merchandising officer. Greg Waters stepped down from the position of executive vice president, chief merchant, and chief marketing officer.

SKLZ hired Brian Enge as president. Enge was vice president for The Active Network.

MoGo Sport named Peter Maule executive vice president and managing director. Maule was global vice president of consumer products for WWE.

Other
Altamont Capital Partners named Leslie Lane chairman and chief executive officer. Lane was chairman and chief executive officer for DaKine.

Awards and Boards
EDWARDS
Professional Tennis Registry director of communications Peggy Edwards, editor of TennisPro Magazine, received two 2013 APEX Awards.

The American Hockey League named Rob Mullowney, vice president of operations for the St. John’s IceCaps, the recipient of the Ken McKenzie Award.

The British Basketball Association named Bill Duffy, chairman and chief executive officer of BDA Sports Management, to its advisory board.

The International Association of Venue Managers named BOK Center general manager John Bolton chairman.

People news
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