People on the move: ocV!BE, Las Vegas Raiders and more

Kim Bedier has been named senior vice-president and general manager of ocV!BE, an under-construction mixed-use community and live entertainment district in Anaheim.

The district will surround Honda Center, home of the NHL’s Anaheim Ducks, and will feature a range of entertainment facilities including a new 6,000-capacity venue. It is scheduled to open in 2024 and will serve as a host venue during the 2028 Olympic Games in Los Angeles.

Bedier (pictured) joins ocV!BE from the City of Tacoma, Washington, where she served as director of venues and events for the Tacoma Dome, Greater Tacoma Convention Center and Cheney Stadium, among others.

Marc Badain has resigned as president of the Las Vegas Raiders NFL American football team, with Dan Ventrelle to assume the role on an interim basis.

Raiders president Mark Davis confirmed in a statement that he had accepted Badain’s resignation. He will be replaced on an interim basis by Ventrelle, who has been with the Raiders for 17 years and currently serves as executive vice-president and general counsel.

Badain first joined the Raiders as a summer intern when the team was still based in Los Angeles and played a key role in the Raiders’ relocation from Oakland to Las Vegas last year. The team played its first game at the 65,000-seat Allegiant Stadium last September and Davis said that Badain’s efforts in helping to build the stadium will “never be forgotten”.

Check out our story from last week for more details.

The Football Association of Wales (FAW) has appointed Noel Mooney as its new chief executive.

Mooney will take up the role on August 30 and joins the FAW from UEFA, football’s European governing body, where he serves as head of strategic development. At UEFA, Mooney works with all 55 European federations on strategy, commercial revenues, participation, public affairs, digital transformation and governance.

Mooney hails from Limerick in the Republic of Ireland and played as a goalkeeper for Limerick, Cork City and Shamrock Rovers before joining the Football Association of Ireland in (FAI) 2006. He joined UEFA in 2011.

Mike Pink has stepped down as head of consumer sales at Premier League football club Crystal Palace to take up a new role as chief commercial officer at League One club Bolton Wanderers.

Pink spent seven and a half years at Palace and will join Bolton in early August.

AEG Presents has named Scott Holtz as vice-president of ticketing strategy for its global touring and talent division.

In the newly-created position, Holtz will help expand ticketing strategy and revenue generation efforts across all ticketing platforms. Holtz joins AEG Presents’ global touring and talent team after spending the last nine years at Live Nation, where he was most recently vice-president of pricing and distribution.

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