ESPN hired JEFF STALLINGS from Walmart to be VP/Fan Engagement. He will be based in N.Y. and report to Senior VP/Marketing & Consumer Engagement WANDA YOUNG. Stallings will work with different ESPN departments (distribution, content, communications, programming, sales and marketing) to “grow the fan base and develop deeper fan relationships,” according to an ESPN announcement (John Ourand, Staff Writer).
EXECS: Watkins Glen Int'l promoted the following: ANDREW SMITH to VP/Sales & Marketing; TINA SIMPSON to Dir of Ticketing; CHRIS BANKER to Dir of PR; ROBERT MURPHY to Dir of Sales; TYLER HOKE to Senior Manager of Marketing & Community Relations; ROBERT ROESSEL to Business Development Manager; MIKE ECKERT to Dir of Business Development; and CINDY LEWIS-BLACK to Senior Manager of Partnership Development (STARGAZETTE.com, 12/6)....Brooklyn Sports & Entertainment named private equity firm Sopris Capital Associates CMO & Executive in Residence ELIZABETH BROOKS CMO and Live Nation Senior VP/Talent Programming MARILYN HAUSER Senior VP/Programming for Barclays Center (BS&E)....Honda F1 CEO YUSUKE HASEGAWA "will leave his role" ahead of the company's "new partnership" with F1 team Toro Rosso in '18 (ESPN.com, 12/7).
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