Words + Pictures, the content studio founded by former ESPN exec CONNOR SCHELL, announced its exec team. They include former ESPN VP & Exec Producer LIBBY GEIST as Exec VP & Head of Documentaries, and Emmy award-winning producer AARON COHEN as Exec VP & Head of Development. Other hires include MICHAEL NEWBURGER as Senior VP/Strategy, Finance & Ops; CORA ATKINSON as Supervising Producer; and MARIE MARGOLIUS as VP/Documentaries (Words + Pictures).
ON THE MOVE: USA Cycling Chief Commercial Officer BOUKER POOL has departed the organization. Pool had been at USA Cycling since August '19 and oversaw the addition of 13 new corporate partners. In a text, Pool said that he does not have "immediate plans" for his next career step. USA Cycling President & CEO ROB DEMARTINI also left the NGB last month (Chris Smith, SBJ).
EXECS: FC Dallas named Lexicon Services CMO JEROME ELENEZ VP/Marketing. Elenez had previous stops with the Cowboys, Mavericks and McDonald’s (FC Dallas)....The Marlins promoted Dir of Baseball Operations ADRIAN LORENZO to Senior Dir of International Operations, replacing FERNANDO SEGUIGNOL in the role (MIAMI HERALD, 1/13)....Inter Miami named JULIAN HAIGH Dir of Sport Science; TOM JOBE Dir of Fitness & Rehabilitation; and SILAS WASZCZUK Sports Performance Specialist (Inter Miami)....ESPN Manager of Corporate Communications SHAKEEMAH SIMMONS-WINTER has left the network for a new yet-to-be-announced role. Her last day was Wednesday (SBJ)....Oregon State promoted Senior Associate AD KIMYA MASSEY to Deputy AD & COO (OSU)....Sportradar named former NCAA Managing Dir of Enterprise Risk Management JIM BROWN Head of Integrity Services & Harm Prevention for North America (Sportradar).
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