World Surf League CEO SOPHIE GOLDSCHMIDT is leaving the organization after 2 1/2 years, and will be replaced by WSL President of Content, Media & Studios ERIK LOGAN. WSL Owner DIRK ZIFF in a statement said with the “converging trends in sports, media and entertainment, we mutually agreed it was time to make a change.” In her own email, Goldschmidt did not give a reason or destination, only saying she is “looking forward to my next adventure.” WSL said she would join the WSL’s advisory board (Ben Fischer, THE DAILY).
ON THE MOUND: The United Shore Professional Baseball League named former Red Wings Premium Sales Manager DAN GRIESBAUM JR. VP/Tickets & Premium Sales. The USPBL also promoted the following: KATIE PAGE to Senior Dir of Marketing & PR; BRIAN PIPER to Dir of Ticket Operations; JONATHAN HEBEL to Dir of Premium Sales & Service; DEREK NICHOLS to Dir of Groups Sales & Service; NICK COWLES to Dir of Finance & Accounting; HEATHER COOK to Community Relations Manager; ABBEY ROBINSON to Merchandise Manager; and DAN VEIT to Corporate Partnership Services Manager (USPBL).
EXECS: The Mariners promoted MELISSA ROBERTSON to VP & Deputy General Counsel, as she enters her 13th season with the team (Mariners)....Wise PR named former WWE Head of PR ROB ZIMMERMAN Global Managing Dir & Chief of Staff (Wise PR)....The USOPC named DR. JONATHAN FINNOFF Chief Medical Officer (USOPC)....The Redskins promoted Assistant Dir of College Scouting TIM GRIBBLE to Dir of College Scouting. Gribble has been with the team since '02 (WASHINGTON TIMES, 1/15)....The NBPA named Georgia Tech Dir of Player Personnel MARIO WEST Dir of the Off The Court Program (NBPA).
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