Brooklyn Sports and Entertainment announced it has hired two longtime event and arena industry executives to work out of its Los Angeles office to oversee programming initiatives and global sponsorships.
The additions are aimed at helping the New York-based company expand its reach on the West Coast, a statement said.
Tina Suca is the company’s new Vice President, Industry Relations. She will handle new and ongoing relationships with artist management, agents and content providers, as well as help with the development of new events. Suca also will support booking efforts on the part of each of Brooklyn Sports and Entertainment’s properties, including the Barclays Center, NYCB LIVE, Webster Hall and the soon-to-be renovated LIU Brooklyn Paramount Theatre.
She has worked in the entertainment business for more than 20 years, including a role as ArenaNetwork’s Vice President of Entertainment. Suca was also general manager of Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Uniondale, N.Y. under SMG; General Manager of The Forum in Los Angeles; and General Manager of The Wiltern in Los Angeles. Suca will report to Keith Sheldon, BSE’s Senior Vice President of Programming, the statement said.
Brooklyn Sports and Entertainment’s second hire, Andy Miller, is the company’s new Executive Director, Global Partnerships. He will work alongside Suca in BSE’s L.A. office, the press release said. Miller will be responsible for cultivating corporate partnerships for BSE venues as well as its owned and operated events.
Miller, also a 20-year-plus industry veteran, most recently served as Director of National Sales for NBC Olympics & Sports Ventures, where he managed western regional partnerships and generated $280 million in advertising for the Rio Summer Olympic Games, according to the statement. Prior to that, he was the General Manager of Sales and Marketing for IMG College; an Account Executive for the NFL Network and NFL.com; and an Account Executive for National Network Sales for FOX Cable Sports. Miller will report to Michael Zavodsky, BSE’s EVP of Global Partnerships.
“As we continue to expand our portfolio of venues, it’s important that we have great talent on the ground on the West Coast to network and interface with key decision-makers,” said Brett Yormark, BSE’s CEO. “Tina and Andy are a perfect fit for our business and bring tremendous experience to the company, through which they will be able to leverage significant industry knowledge and relationships to advance our strategic goals.”
In addition to developing and managing venues, Brooklyn Sports and Entertainment operates the NBA’s Brooklyn Nets and its development league team, the Long Island Nets, and runs the business operations of the NHL’s New York Islanders.
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