William P. Burkhardt has been promoted to the newly created position of executive vice president, ESPN International and Enterprises, from senior vice president and managing director, ESPN International. Rick Alessandri has been promoted to senior vice president and general manager of SportsTicker, ESPN's partnership with Dow Jones & Co., from vice president and general manager. Bob Eaton and Jed Drake have each been promoted to senior vice president, production. Skip Desjardin has been promoted to vice president, video-products group. Jim Noel has been named vice president, business affairs. Glenn Enoch has been promoted to vice president, research.