SBJ/June 23-29, 2014/People and Pop Culture

People: Executive transactions

Basketball
KOPERDA
The Minnesota Timberwolves and Minnesota Lynx named Kenny Koperda inside sales manager. Koperda was a premium seating executive for the Pittsburgh Pirates.

College
The Atlantic 10 named Mike Vest associate commissioner for external affairs. Vest was director of digital assets and university partnerships for IMG College.

Arizona State University named David Cohen and Scottie Graham senior associate athletic directors. Cohen was director of new stadium sales for the Minnesota Vikings’ new stadium project for Van Wagner Sports and Entertainment. Graham was director of player engagement for the NFL Players Association.

Geneva College named Van Zanic athletic director.

Jacksonville University named Donnie Horner chief athletics officer. Horner was chief government and community affairs officer and professor of management at the school.

The University of South Florida named Irele Oderinde director of athletic performance. Oderinde was coordinator of strength and conditioning for the football program at West Virginia University.

Facilities
CASADY
Delaware North Cos. Boston, operators of the TD Garden, named Ricky Casady director of box office and ticket operations for the arena, the Boston Bruins and The Premium Club at TD Garden. Casady was regional director of ticket operations for Live Nation.

Football
The Fiesta Bowl selected Andy Western as a member of the Fiesta Bowl Committee. Western is an attorney with Osborn Maledon in Phoenix.

BELTRAMINI
DUNN
The Seattle Seahawks promoted Jeff Dunn to vice president of business strategy and analytics.

The New York Jets named Roberto Beltramini vice president of premium partnerships, sales and service. Beltramini was senior director of premium sales for the New York Mets.

Golf
Manulife Financial LPGA Classic tournament director Richard Kuypers resigned.

Hockey
The Phoenix Coyotes promoted Tim Bernhardt to director of amateur scouting and Jeff Twohey to assistant director of amateur scouting.

The New Jersey Devils and Prudential Center named Brian Fisher director of public relations. Fisher was director of public relations for MSG Networks.

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