People: Executive transactionsPublished April 30, 2012
Ball State University hired Bill Scholl as athletic director. Scholl was deputy athletic director at the University of Notre Dame.
Texas A&M-Corpus Christi named Scott Lazenby athletic director.
The University of Memphis hired Tom Bowen as athletic director. Bowen was athletic director at San Jose State University.
NFL Media named Manish Jha general manager of mobile. Jha was president and chief executive officer of SkyWeaver.
Keeneland President and Chief Executive Officer Nick Nicholson will retire, effective Sept. 1. Nicholson will be succeeded by Bill Thomason, who is now vice president and chief financial officer.
BeCore hired Emily Duban as executive vice president of strategy and growth.
Wasserman Media Group hired Barry Hyde as executive vice president in its golf division. Hyde was chief marketing officer at the U.S. Golf Association. Megan Morgan was hired as a senior director in the division. Morgan was director of tour communications for Titleist.
3 Point Productions, a Seattle-based sports and live entertainment company, was recently founded and launched by Patrick Walker, Todd Albright and Matt Heuer.
Green Savoree Racing Promotions launched Green Savoree Sports and Entertainment and hired Terry Angstadt as executive vice president and general manager.
Sports Commissions and Tourism Boards
The National Senior Games Association named Heather Kurstin manager of special events. Kurstin was interim executive director of the Miami-Dade Sports Commission.
Sporting Goods and Apparel
Fanatics hired Jamie Davis as president. Davis was formerly president of Versus.
Quiksilver promoted Ryan Scanlon to senior vice president of marketing and Scott Richards to creative director, and hired Taylor Whisenand as senior vice president of marketing operations for Quiksilver Americas.
Awards and Boards
The 2014 New York/New Jersey Super Bowl Host Committee added Jeffrey Sica, Sica Wealth Management president and chief investment officer, to the committee.
The CFL Winnipeg Blue Bombers named Liam Martin and Ossama AbouZeid to its board of directors.
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Marketing and Sponsorship
Gameday thinks outside the merchandise box
Ganassi signs Bud to sponsor Rahal-driven Indy 500 entry
Mayweather-Cotto shatters Golden Boy’s records for sponsor rights fees, promotional value
Dolphins’ Ross and NFL vets launch Insignia
NBA sponsors such as Nike, Right Guard and AmEx take playoff activation efforts digital
Nickell joining NASCAR expats at IMG College
Lowe’s ceding senior award
Armato takes new role as chairman at Leverage Agency
IMG in talks to buy roughly one-third of Bloomberg Sports
Spurs lead pack in RSN ratings despite drop
NBC’s digital rivals line up with their own London 2012 sites
SportsNet New York taking its gospel to Yankees fans with campaign
Original YES executives help shape sports media landscape
USGA brings aboard Greenburg for its first film production
Game maker rebrands with baseball expansion
Wimbledon designs webcast to complement TV
Getting to YES: Channel was born in a battle
Not all imitators succeeded, but idea took root
Leagues and Governing Bodies
Labor and Agents
Sports Lawyers: Chuck Baker
Sports Lawyers: Jared Bartie
Sports Lawyers: Stoke Caldwell
Sports Lawyers: Kevin Warren
Sports Lawyers: Jack Bair
Sports Lawyers: Ayala Deutsch
Sports Lawyers: Lawrence Epstein
Sports Lawyers: Woodie Dixon
Sports Lawyers: Fred Nance
Sports Lawyers: Don Remy
Sports Lawyers: Marie Donoghue
Berthelsen to write the ending to his career