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Executive Transactions

The USTA named JON VEGOSEN to a two-year term as Chair & President, effective Jan. 1. Vegosen previously worked as an attorney for Chicago-based Funkhouser Vegosen Liebman and Dunn Ltd (CHICAGOBUSINESS.com, 1/6).

EXECS: SMU AD STEVE ORSINI has signed a contract extension through May 31, 2015. His initial five-year deal was set to expire this May (DALLAS MORNING NEWS, 1/7)....Lions Senior Dir of Community Affairs TIM PENDELL will retire Feb. 1 after 26 years with the team (FREEP.com, 1/5)....ESPN Radio Group named Alacon Ventures Founder & Managing Partner SCOTT MCCARTHY GM of ESPN Radio 710 L.A. (ESPN)....Toronto-based architectural, engineering and planning firm Cannon Design has hired ROBERT CLAIBORNE as Associate Principal. Claiborne's recent work includes Frank Clair Stadium in Ottawa (Cannon Design)....Palace Sports & Entertainment named NICK BARTOLONE Marketing Specialist. Bartolone previously served as Promotions Dir for WDTW-FM and WDFN-AM (PSE)....BOB BRODERICK has launched RTB Media, a full-service PR and marketing firm (THE DAILY)....MTV Networks has hired KIM MANDARA to handle corporate communications and consumer products for their family and kids businesses, including Nickelodeon. Mandara previously worked in marketing communications at the NBA (THE DAILY).

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