Executive TransactionsPublished May 23, 2012
Veteran digital media exec JIM DELORENZO has been named VP & GM of SI.com, the first exec to have the title since the site regained control of its business operations following a split with Turner Sports. DeLorenzo, who had previous stints with Octagon Digital, CBS Local Media and AOL, will report to SI Group President MARK FORD and JOHN CANTARELLA, Senior VP/Digital for Time Inc.'s Business, News & Sports Group (Eric Fisher, SportsBusiness Journal).
JOINING THE TEAM: U.K. Athletics named Team U.K. Paralympic hopeful SOPHIA WARNER Commercial Dir. In London, Simon Hart noted it is Warner's experience as a marketing exec "at companies such as British Telecom, Nestle and Palmer & Harvey that has landed her the job of steering UK Athletics' commercial future when the Games are over." One of her "first tasks will be to secure a new main sponsor" after the U.K. Athletics' four-year deal with Aviva expires later this year. Aviva has been in talks about "renewing its sponsorship though no decision is expected until after the Games" (London TELEGRAPH, 5/21).
EXECS: Delaware North Cos. named Unisys Corp VP/Global Marketing Strategy & Integrated Programs TODD MERRY CMO. The company also promoted Guest Relations Manager SHAWN RENEE POLK to Senior Manager of GuestPath & Guest Services (THE DAILY)....The Univ. of Nebraska named S.F. Academy of Art Univ. AD Dr. JAMIE WILLIAMS Associate AD of Diversity & Leadership Initiatives (Omaha WORLD-HERALD, 5/22)....The Univ. of Dayton named Ball State Univ. Dir of Ticket Sales ADAM TSCHUOR Dir of Ticketing (Dayton)....George Washington Univ. named WNBA Sky VP/Ticket Sales & Service SHELLI ANDERSON Dir of Ticket Sales & Revenue (GW)....Western Illinois Univ. named Winona State Univ. Associate AD KELSEY HOMEWOOD Dir of Marketing & Promotions (Western Illinois).
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