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People: Executive transactions
Published January 6, 2014, Page 23
The Los Angeles Dodgers hired Jon Weisman as director of digital and print content. Weisman was senior editor at Variety.
The MLB Players Association hired Dave Winfield as special assistant to executive director Tony Clark. Winfield was executive vice president and senior adviser for the San Diego Padres.
The Philadelphia 76ers promoted Larry Meli to chief operating officer of the Delaware 87ers.
The University of Nevada Las Vegas named Tina Kunzer-Murphy athletic director.
Intrust Bank Arena named Amanda Shankle group sales and marketing associate.
Knutson Construction named Todd Vigil vice president of project development. Vigil was director of business development at M.A. Mortenson Co.
Canadian Football League director of officiating Tom Higgins stepped down. Glen Johnson was named vice president of officiating. Johnson was head referee for the CFL.
Agency 21 Consulting promoted Lisa Furst Hall to vice president.
Octagon named Lauren Decker to head of the MasterCard Europe account.
Home Team Sports hired Diane Lee as director of business analytics and insights. Lee was director of pricing and planning for Telemundo’s local stations.
Outdoor Channel promoted Jason Brist to executive vice president of advertising sales.
Sporting News Editor-In-Chief Garry Howard left the publication.
CBS Sports promoted Jennifer Sabatelle to senior vice president of communications.
ESPN’s FiveThirtyEight named Andrei Scheinkman deputy editor and director of data and technology. Scheinkman was data editor for the Huffington Post.
Patriots.com reporter Brian Lowe left the position.
Silver Chalice named Dana Golden executive vice president of audience development.
Formula One team Mercedes Principal Ross Brawn stepped down from the position.
Sporting Goods and Apparel
Lululemon founder Chip Wilson stepped down from the position of chairman. Michael Casey was named chairman and Laurent Potdevin chief executive officer.
Peter Millar named Eric Budden golf and retail sales executive for the Western region.
Sports Commissions and Tourism Boards
The Chicago Sports Commission named Steve Schanwald to the newly created position of vice chairman. Schanwald is executive vice president of business operations for the Chicago Bulls.
The Kansas City Sports Commission and Foundation named Lisa Diven director of the Women’s Intersport Network for Kansas City. Diven was business development manager at Burns & McDonnell.
ThinkBeyond named Alexandra Chalat managing director. Chalat was executive director of Beyond Sport.
WWE promoted Michelle Wilson to chief revenue and marketing officer, George Barrios to chief strategy and financial officer and Stephanie McMahon to chief brand officer.
Umbel named Jim McNamara senior vice president of global sales. McNamara was head of sales for Verizon’s Precision Market Insights.
The LA Marathon named Carsten Preisz vice president of brand strategy and marketing. Preisz was a partner at Freemark Entertainment.
Gator Bowl Sports and Entertainment named Alan Verlander chief operating officer.
Sucherman Consulting Group named Erik Sorenson chief executive officer.
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