SBJ/April 14-20, 2014/People and Pop Culture

People: Executive transactions

Colleges
The West Coast Conference named Glenn Layendecker associate commissioner for business and operations, and chief financial officer. Layendecker was associate athletic director for business and external relations at the University of Portland.

Eastern Michigan University named Dan McLean associate athletic director for development. McLean was major gifts officer for the Mountaineer Club at West Virginia University.

Facilities
MORTON
BOND
PC Sports, a facilities consulting company, named Tom Bond project director. Bond is the co-founder of Bond Facilities Consulting.

Golf
The PGA of America promoted Casey Morton to senior director of media.

Hockey
The Nashville Predators named Craig MacDonald hockey director at the Ford Ice Center, the team’s new ice rink development in Antioch, Tenn. MacDonald was hockey director for the Evansville (Ind.) Youth Hockey Association.

Lacrosse
The American Indoor Lacrosse Association named Charles Simmons vice president of strategic business development. Simmons is vice president of marketing and strategy development at Thomas Scientific.

Marketing
Engine Shop named Nick Hines to oversee the company’s new West Coast operation in San Francisco. Hines is executive vice president of Engine Shop.

Freedom Sports and Entertainment / FSE College named Roger Jones manager of ticket sales and fan development at Ball State and David Arnold manager of ticket sales and fan development at Tennessee Chattanooga. FSE also named Deanna Terelle manager of ticket sales and youth soccer development for the Washington Spirit of the National Women’s Soccer League.

Reputation Ink, a public relations and content marketing firm, named Kristi Dosh vice president of public relations. Dosh was a sports business reporter for ESPN.

Media
The Indianapolis Star promoted Ronnie Ramos to managing director for digital and sports.

KSE Media Ventures promoted Scott Long to senior vice president and named Matt Hutchings president and chief executive officer in addition to his duties as executive vice president and chief operating officer of Kroenke Sports & Entertainment. The company also named David Gluck executive vice president of business operations and new business development.

Motorsports
HALL
The International Motor Sports Association named Rick Hall senior manager of corporate partnership and development. Hall was vice president of business development at Activent Marketing.

IndyCar named Tino Belli director of aerodynamic development. Belli was technical director at Panther Racing.

The Sports Car Club of America named Lisa Noble president and chief executive officer.

Olympics
USA Team Handball named Mike Cavanaugh chief executive officer. Cavanaugh was chief executive officer of USA Table Tennis.

Soccer
New Jersey Youth Soccer named Evan Dabby executive director. Dabby was senior director of supporter relations and safety for Major League Soccer.

FLYNN
MLS’s Sporting Kansas City promoted Chris Flynn to manager of group sales and Sporting Club Network.

Sporting Goods and Apparel
Björn Borg, a fashion brand, named Henrik Bunge chief executive officer, effective Aug. 1. Bunge was chief executive officer of Peak Performance.

Smack Sportswear named Doug Samuelson contract chief financial officer. Samuelson was chief financial officer of Medacta USA.

Under Armour named Fritz Taylor vice president of run. Taylor was vice president and general manager of running for Mizuno.

’47 Brand named Ryan Johnson consumer marketing manager. Johnson was event and retail activist for New Era Cap Co.

Sports Commissions and Tourism Boards
Gov. Andrew Cuomo appointed David Berlin to executive director of the New York State Athletic Commission.

Other
Delaware North Sportservice named Jeff Kline senior vice president of business development. Kline was chief operating officer for Mango Sense USA.

NEWTON
Turner Construction named Dewey Newton general manager of its sports group in addition to his current duties as senior vice president.

The Topps Co. named John Mueller chief financial officer. Mueller was chief financial officer with the XO Group.

Awards and Boards
The V Foundation for Cancer Research named Steve Bornstein board chairman. Bornstein is president and chief executive officer of NFL Network and executive vice president of media for the NFL.

The CFL Players’ Association elected Scott Flory president of its executive committee and returned Jay McNeil as first vice president and Marwan Hage as second vice president. Jeff Keeping was elected third vice president and Brian Ramsay treasurer.


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