Karalee Adams (left) and Jacky Jabourian

Visit Pasadena, the official destination marketing organization for Pasadena, California, hired Karalee Adams as California State Association sales manager and Jacky Jabourian as destination services manager.

Oak View Group named three people to its executive team at Coachella Valley Arena in Palm Desert, California: JoAnn Armstrong as vice president of programming, Joyce Szudzik as vice president of marketing, and Ruth Hill as vice president of finance.

JoAnn Armstrong

Joyce Szudzik

Ruth Hill

ASM Global named Eric Blockie general manager of Tech Port Center and Arena in San Antonio. The center, set to open in the spring, will feature a 3,300-seat concert, esports and entertainment arena.

Eric Blockie 

ASM Global named John Boyle global chief content officer. Boyle was president of Live Nation Japan.

Concert industry veteran Joe Brauner was named director of programming at Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Uniondale, New York.

Randy Brown retired Oct. 1 from his position as executive vice president and general manager of the Allen County War Memorial Coliseum complex in Fort Wayne, Indiana, a job he held for 31 years.

Randy Brown

Jay Cooper was named general manager of T-Mobile Center in downtown Kansas City, Missouri, for ASM Global. Cooper was most recently senior vice president of global solutions for the company. He succeeds Brenda Tinnen, who stepped down from the role in May.

Jay Cooper

Chris Granger was named CEO of Oak View Group Facilities. He was group president of sports and entertainment with Ilitch Holdings.

The Lexington Center Corp. and Oak View Group Facilities named Brian Sipe general manager of Central Bank Center in Lexington, Kentucky. Sipe, who was OVG director of booking at Rupp Arena, is replacing longtime Lexington Center Corp. executive Bill Owen, who will retire June 30.

Brian Sipe

VenuWorks promoted Erin Southard to executive director of the Vicksburg Convention Center in Vicksburg, Mississippi. Southard was sales and events manager for the convention center.

Sports architecture veterans Bryan Trubey and John Hutchings joined San Antonio design firm Overland Partners. They were both most recently with HKS. Also joining Overland Partners from HKS were Austin Ash, Trip Boswell, Dan Trafford, Katie Miles and Cheryl Karalla.

PASSINGS

Ell Furano, a pioneer in concert merchandise and brand management, died of cancer Sept. 4. He was 71.

Music agent Steve Strange, died after a short illness at the age of 53. He was founding partner of U.K.-based agency X-ray Touring.