Category: Management News

Management: December 2020

Christopher Pulling (left) and Julio Henriquez (Courtesy Wisconsin Center) The Los Angeles Clippers hired Alex Diaz as chief operating officer, a position from which he will oversee the operations planning of the Inglewood Basketball and Entertainment Center, the team’s future home. His previous roles include senior vice president and general manager at Madison Square Garden and similar roles with the Brooklyn Nets/Barclays Center and the Miami Heat/AmericanAirlines Arena. Derek Goldfarb was named director of partnerships for the new 9,500-seat Savannah Arena, scheduled to open in 2022. As a member of the Oak View Group Facilities team that will manage and operate the arena, Goldfarb will be responsible for securing a naming rights partner, creating founding partners, and developing advertising and promotional relationships. He was chief revenue officer of the ECHL’s South Carolina Stingrays. GF Sports & Entertainment named Lindsey Masciangelo executive vice president of entertainment as the company expands its […]

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Management: November 2020

Stephen Starks joined Bryan Cave Leighton Peisner’s Sports & Entertainment Group in Washington, D.C. Starks was vice president at Indycar LLC. Brad Nelms was named sales director of audiovisual and entertainment technology company Solotech’s Las Vegas office. L3 Entertainment promoted Cody Villalobos to vice president / artist management. Spectra named David DiSalvo director of sales at the Owensboro (Ky.) Convention Center. DiSalvo was director of sales at the Kalahari Resort in Mount Pocono, Pa. Rick Abramson retired from his full-time job at Delaware North after 54 years there. Abramson was most recently Delaware North’s chief customer officer. Stephen Bedard, president and CEO of Gaillard Management Corp., which manages the Charleston (S.C.) Gaillard Center, will retire in June. CAA Icon promoted Marc Farha and Charlie Thornton to co-CEO. Co-founder and longtime CEO Tim Romani becomes chairman. Elevate Sports Ventures named Chris Allphin executive vice president. Allphin was most recently with Van […]

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Management: October 2020

Chuck Rogers joined the sales staff at BioSaphe, a provider of microbial products to help improve grass fields at big league and college venues. The Dallas Cowboys, Milwaukee Brewers, Notre Dame and SMU are among the firm’s clients. Rogers, based in north Texas, has 40 years of experience across the public assembly industry in concessions, cleaning, crowd management, staging and scoreboards. He sits on the IAVM Region 6 Board of Directors. The London Legacy Development Corp. appointed Nathan Homer as chief commercial officer. The corporation promotes and delivers physical, social, economic and environmental regeneration in Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park and the surrounding area, including London Stadium. Homer was director of trading, broadband and sports at Sky’s NowTV streaming service. His previous assignments include leading Procter & Gamble’s global Olympic and Paralympic sponsorship through London 2012 and the role of chief commercial officer at the PGA European Tour. File movement software company […]

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Elevate Adds Chris Allphin From Van Wagner

Elevate Sports Ventures added sales executive Chris Allphin, who joins the agency as executive vice president after spending 20 years with AEG, Wasserman and Van Wagner Sports & Entertainment.

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