-- WWE sent out the following press release today, announcing Brian Flinn as Senior Vice President of Marketing: WWE today announced the appointment of Brian Flinn as Senior Vice President, Marketing. Flinn, previously a senior executive at the National Basketball Association, will report to WWE Chief Marketing Officer Michelle D. Wilson. In this role he will be responsible for providing strategic direction for WWE's branding and promotions, database marketing, pay-per-view events, affiliate marketing and consumer insights.
Prior to joining WWE, Flinn was the Senior Vice President of Marketing at the National Basketball Association (NBA), where he oversaw the league's marketing, internal communications and research groups. Flinn has been involved in some of the NBA's most recognizable initiatives in recent years, including the development of the award-winning "Where amazing happens" campaign. Before joining the NBA's marketing department, Flinn spent six years in the league's communications group, where he developed strategic campaigns for a variety of business units and helped launch the NBA Development League. Flinn started his career at the New York Knicks in public relations.
Flinn graduated magna cum laude from Ithaca College with a bachelor's degree from the Roy H. Park School of Communications, with a minor in sports management.
-- WWE confirmed last week today that the late Yokozuna will be inducted into this year's Hall of Fame. You can check out his Hall of Fame video below: