BSE Global Announces Exec Promotions Including First-Ever Chief Information Officer

Barclays Center, 2017
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Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y.

Barclays Center management BSE Global has promoted members of its leadership team and named the company’s first-ever chief information officer.

Travis Sampson will become BSE’s first-ever chief information officer. Sampson, who currently serves as vp of information technology for Barclays Center, will now lead technology across all BSE teams and venues. Sampson has led Barclays Center’s IT team since the arena opened in September 2012 with the industry’s most advanced technology and will now report to Eu-Gene Sung, chief financial officer of BSE.

“I am excited to recognize these dedicated executives for their significant contributions to the company,” said BSE CEO Brett Yormark in a release. “As BSE continues to develop, these leaders will help ensure we maintain our current momentum.”

Savan Hacknorath has been promoted to senior vice president of human resources, having previously held the title of vice president. Hacknorath leads people operations, talent management and employee experience across all of BSE Global. In her new role, Hacknorath will continue to oversee talent and organizational development activities, recruitment, employee engagement and inclusion efforts, HR operations, and serve as a strategic business partner to BSE's executive leadership team. She will continue to report to Yormark.

In addition to managing Barclays Center in New York, BSE also manages the Brooklyn Nets, NYCB Live, the Nets’ NBA G League team, the Long Island Nets, NBA 2K League franchise NetsGC and Webster Hall, which re-opened in April after a comprehensive renovation.

BSE’s former vice president of communication Mandy Gutmann has been promoted to senior vice president of communications and will continue to report to Yormark. Gutmann will continue to lead the business communications efforts for BSE teams and arenas, as well as the media operations for all concerts, college basketball, boxing, family shows, and other special events, as well as oversee internal communications and community relations for BSE.

Christine Bowns has been promoted to vice president of member services for the Brooklyn Nets. Bowns began with the Nets in 2004 in member services and has helped lead the way in providing superior client services to all current and new season ticket members. She will continue to manage key ticket holder relationships and oversee the planning of client experiences, while leading the member services team. Bowns previously held the title of senior director and will continue to report to senior vice president of ticket sales and services John Baier.


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