SBJ/Sept. 9-15, 2013/People and Pop Culture

People: Executive transactions

Colleges
Johns Hopkins University promoted Grant Kelly to director of athletic development.

Xavier University promoted Bryan McEldowney to athletic communications assistant and video coordinator and hired Michael Hill II as assistant director of athletic communications. Hill was assistant director of communications and Internet services and design at Florida Gulf Coast University.

Marketing
World Sport Group named Sarah Clements as director of operations for the WTA Championships. Clements led industry relations and business operations for the Melbourne Fashion Festival.

Premier Sports Management promoted Mike Goff to president.

Shamrock Sports & Entertainment hired Andy Labesky as director of events and operations and Kevin Hooks as promotions manager. Labesky was game presentation manager at Georgia Tech, and Hooks was an account executive for the Buffalo Bills.

Media
Back9Network named Ahmad Rashad as executive producer and on-air host. Rashad was co-host at Golf Channel’s “Morning Drive.”

PlayOn! Sports named Monisha Longacre to the newly created position of chief product officer. Longacre was vice president of portfolio management and strategy for The Weather Channel.

GRAHAM
Entercom Boston hired Kevin Graham as brand manager for WEEI. Graham was program director and afternoon drive co-host at KFAN-AM in Salt Lake City.

Olympics
USA Hockey named Scott Zelkin manager of officiating development.

Tennis
The WTA promoted Melissa Pine to championships tournament director.

Other
The UFC named Tracey Bleczinski head of consumer products. Bleczinski was vice president of consumer products and apparel for the NFL.

Saffron Digital named Enda Parker as sales manager EMEA. Parker was a sales executive for Brightcove.

You Can Play named former NFL player Wade Davis executive director.

Awards and Boards
Rugby Canada named Brian Burke to its board of directors.

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