SBJ/Feb. 10-16, 2014/People and Pop Culture
People: Executive transactions
Published February 10, 2014, Page 27
The NBA promoted Bill Koenig to president of global media distribution, Sal LaRocca to president of global operations and merchandising and Danny Meiseles to president and executive producer of content. The league named Jason Cahilly chief strategic and financial officer.
The College of New Jersey hired Sharon Beverly as assistant vice president for student affairs and executive director of athletics and recreation. Beverly was athletic director at Vassar College.
Florida State University hired Karl Hicks as deputy athletic director for external operations. Hicks was senior associate commissioner for men’s basketball operations for the Atlantic Coast Conference.
The Orange Bowl Committee named Luis Boué president and chair, Lee Stapleton president-elect and chair-elect and Michael Chavies first vice-chair.
The Green Bay Packers promoted Nicole Ledvina to vice president of human resources.
The Arizona Cardinals promoted Terry McDonough to vice president of player personnel.
The Miami Dolphins hired Dennis Hickey as general manager. Assistant general manager Brian Gaine left the organization.
The San Francisco 49ers named Ethan Casson chief revenue officer.
Learfield Sports promoted Jake Hobrock to account executive, and named Kyle James general manager, Joe Weiss associate general manager and Jared Schmit sales coordinator at the University of New Mexico.
Intersport hired Andrew Opatkiewicz as vice president of strategic partnerships, Steve Johnson as vice president of public relations, Bill Behrns as director of communications, and Steve Smith Jr. as vice president of sales for CelebTV. Opatkiewicz was associate vice president of strategic development for Stats LLC; Johnson was principal at Steve Johnson Connects; Behrns was assistant athletic director for communications at Loyola University Chicago; and Smith was a vice president for TouchTunes Music Corp.
GRand Solutions hired Paul Kelly to oversee planning and execution of the firm’s communications programs. Kelly was communications manager for the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
Octagon hired Mindy Coppin as head of Asia Pacific business development and strategic initiatives. Coppin was senior vice president and managing director for IMG Artists Asia Pacific.
The Associated Press promoted Noreen Gillespie to deputy sports editor.
Rogers Media named Scott Moore president of Sportsnet and NHL and Bart Yabsley senior vice president of NHL and video distribution.
Volar Video named David Bertram chief executive officer and Ben Askren president and chief technology officer.
Amy Konrath stepped down from the position of vice president of public relations and communications at IndyCar.
The USL Pro’s Orlando City SC hired Paul McDonough as senior vice president of soccer operations. McDonough was director of global soccer for Wasserman Media Group.
Sporting Goods and Apparel
Loudmouth Golf hired Dennis Green as executive vice president and general manager of sales and marketing. Green was managing partner for Indexla.
Executive search firm Harvard Group International named Malcolm Bordelon as an executive-in-residence. Bordelon was executive vice president of business operations for the San Jose Sharks.
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