Sports research and consulting firm Repucom named WPP’s MediaCom Sport Dir CHARLIE DUNDAS Exec VP for the U.K. and Ireland, GERALD POWELL consultant, SVENJA SIMON Global Head Of Media and former EPL club West ham United Senior Business Development Manager MATT TIMBRELL Business Development Manager. The firm also also hired former head of Mindshare consultancy mSport ED WOLLER to lead its new consultancy service (Repucom).
EXECS: Topps Co. promoted VP & GM Global Confectionery MICHAEL BRANDSTAEDTER to COO (Topps)....Nike named Burberry Social Media Marketing Dir MUSA TARIQ Global Dir of Social Media Marketing. Additionally, Global Dir of Brand Communication ED ELWORTHY "is taking a sabbatical" from the company. He is "expected to return" in the spring (MARKETINGMAGAZINE.co.uk, 10/9)….The Spurs named MATT MEINERS Manager of Statistical Development, BRANDON JAMES Manager of Basketball Administration and TRAJAN LANGDON pro scout. The club also promoted NBA D-League Austin Toros Basketball Operations Assistant SEAN MARKS to Toros Basketball Operations Dir & GM (Spurs)….Sioux Falls Sports Authority Exec Dir MIKE SULLIVAN announced that he is “retiring effective the end of the year, ending a five-year run” in the position (Sioux Falls ARGUS LEADER, 10/9)….The USFL named CJ OLIVARES and ROBERT GRAFF to its Board of Advisors (USFL).
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