SBJ/Nov. 18-24, 2013/People and Pop Culture

People: Executive transactions

Baseball
Dick Balderson is retiring as Atlanta Braves special assistant to the general manager. Jeff Schugel will become special assistant to the GM and major league scout.

Lisa Riggs is stepping down as president of the independent Atlantic League’s Lancaster Barnstormers.

The Class A California League’s Stockton Ports promoted Bryan Meadows to assistant general manager.

Basketball
The British Basketball Association named Matt Williams director of basketball operations. Williams was executive vice president of the former Washington Sports and Entertainment.

Colleges
The Big East Conference named Tom Jernstedt senior adviser and Amber Cox associate commissioner for women’s basketball. Jernstedt was executive vice president of the NCAA, and Cox was the president and chief operating officer of the Phoenix Mercury.

Hawaii Pacific University named Vince Baldemor athletic director. Baldemor was president of Ahahui Koa Anuenue, the nonprofit fundraising partner for the University of Hawaii athletics.

Oregon State University named Kyle Pifer senior associate athletic director for compliance. Pifer was associate athletic director for compliance at the University of Washington.

The University of Central Florida named Mike Redlick director of external affairs and partnership relations for its DeVos Sport Business Management Program. Redlick was senior vice president and chief sales and marketing officer for the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

University of Tennessee-Martin Athletic Director Phil Dane is retiring, effective Dec. 31.

Facilities
Phoenix International Raceway hired Greg Fresquez as communications manager.

The Allen County War Memorial Coliseum promoted Clement Steigmeyer to vice president of finance and chief operating officer, Michele Remenschneider to vice president of event services, Nathan Dennison to vice president of sales, Brad Riehle to systems and technology manager, Jayne Connor to ticket office manager and April Workman to assistant ticket office manager.

HarborCenter hired Kevyn Adams as vice president and director of the HarborCenter Academy of Hockey, Don Heins as communications manager and Taylor Gahagen as digital and promotions coordinator. Adams was assistant coach for the Buffalo Sabres.

Talladega Superspeedway named Chris Sperry director of partnership sales. Sperry was director of sales and marketing for Paddock 22.

Football
The Buffalo Bills named Michael Lyons director of analytics. Lyons was a data analytics expert at Xerox.

The NFL named Patrick Kerney vice president of player benefits and NFL Legends Operations.

The San Francisco 49ers named Brent Schoeb director of corporate partnerships. Schoeb was the director of corporate partnerships for the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

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