Appointments round-up: LASED, Live Nation, St. James’ Park and more

The Los Angeles Stadium & Entertainment District at Hollywood Park (LASED) has expanded its leadership team with a swathe of executive hires.

The 298-acre district includes a stadium, performance venue, retail spaces, offices, hotels and parkland in Inglewood, California. The stadium will serve as the home of the Rams and Chargers NFL American football teams.

Marlene Nations has been appointed to lead LASED’s Legal Affairs group as senior vice-president and general counsel. Rosa Shen also joins the Legal Affairs team as associate general counsel, supporting the sponsorship, facilities, event and sports-related businesses as well as the general business needs of LASED.

Michael Beamer has been named as vice-president of security at LASED. He will oversee the security posture for all of Hollywood Park, including the stadium and performance venue. Senior director of security Blake Paris will support Beamer and manage security for the stadium and performance venue at all events.

Otto Benedict will serve as the vice-president of facility and campus operations at LASED, overseeing the day-to-day operations and management of the stadium and performance venue, as well as the entire district.

Chan Onechanh will serve as the vice-president of engineering and transportation, overseeing all facility and campus fundamental systems and equipment, including mechanical, electrical and plumbing in addition to parking and transportation. Juan Carrero will support Onechanh as director of parking operations.

On the programming and entertainment front, LASED has named Mitch Bornstein as vice-president of business development, overseeing the VIP outreach and influencer engagement for Hollywood Park. Adolfo Romero also joins as senior director of programming and events, reporting to senior vice-president of programming Christy Castillo Butcher.

Finally, Kristi Mexia will serve as the corporate communications director for Hollywood Park, focusing on media relations and outreach.

Away from LASED, Greg Segal has been appointed as president of brand and marketing partnerships for Live Nation in Australia and New Zealand. Segal will be based in Sydney and report to Alan Ridgeway, chairman of Live Nation Asia-Pacific and Russell Wallach, global president of sponsorship and media.

St. James’ Park, home of Premier League football club Newcastle United, has appointed Sean Brown as its catering services director. Brown will lead the Sodexo management team in delivering catering and event services at the club.

St. James’ Park has also named Jenny McNamee as meetings and event sales manager. McNamee will oversee and develop the venue’s corporate and leisure business and will be tasked with driving new business to the stadium and increasing its event bookings.

Eduardo Della Maggiora has been named as chief executive of the 2023 Panam Games multi-sport event in Santiago, Chile. Maggiora is a civil engineer who worked for more than 10 years at JP Morgan Investment Bank.

Chip Bowers has left his role as president of business operations at Major League Baseball team the Miami Marlins. Bowers first joined the Marlins in February 2018 having previously worked at NBA basketball team the Golden State Warriors as chief marketing officer.

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Image: LA Stadium & Entertainment District