The Breeders' Cup announced that Senior VP/Marketing & Sponsorship BRYAN PETTIGREW is stepping down to pursue other interests. Pettigrew had been in the Breeders' Cup's top marketing executive position since '15. A Breeders' Cup spokesperson declined to comment when asked if Pettigrew would be replaced (Liz Mullen, THE DAILY).
EXECS: Concacaf named Wasserman Exec VP/Brands HEIDI PELLERANO Chief Commercial Officer. Pellerano in her previous role led Wasserman's brands division and multicultural practice, and played a key role in overseeing the company's plan for expansion into Latin America. Her hire is effective Feb. 25 (Ian Thomas, THE DAILY)....Mobile-based ticket company Gametime has hired MICHAEL KUNDE as CFO. Kunde previously held exec positions with Gap Inc., Polo Ralph Lauren, EA and the Spring Education Group (Eric Fisher, THE DAILY)....IndyCar named Nike Senior Brand Dir of Football SJ LUEDTKE VP/Marketing. Luedtke had been with Nike since '10. The series also retained former Texas Motor Speedway VP/Communications MIKE ZIZZO as a Communications Consultant (IndyCar)....Pegula Sports & Entertainment named ComDoc Buffalo & Erie GM DAN MISKO VP/Sales (PSE)....Spectra named TIM SAVONA Tyson Events Center and Orpheum Theatre GM (Spectra).
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