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Executive Transactions

Maaco Bowl Las Vegas Exec Dir TINA KUNZER-MURPHY "ended her reign Wednesday, resigning after a long and successful run." Kunzer-Murphy said, "It's the perfect time. I'm happy with the decision. I loved what I did. I loved working with ESPN. I never took anything for granted." She added, "It's time to move on. There's really nothing more to do with the game" (LVRJ.com, 8/8). Kunzer-Murphy oversaw the bowl since '01. She previously worked "in the athletic departments at UNLV, Pacific and the Western Athletic Conference" (LASVEGASSUN.com, 8/8).

EXECS: Alli Sports named Gatorade Sports Marketing Dir KENNY MITCHELL Dew Tour VP & GM. Alli also promoted CHRIS PRYBYLO to VP/Events, where he will oversee event management and development of properties across Alli Sports. Prybylo will continue to lead all aspects of event management for the Dew Tour (Alli)....The MLS Rapids named AHL Houston Aeros President DAVID BURKE Chief Revenue Officer (Rapids)….New Era Cap Co. promoted EVAN JONES to VP/Global Marketing & CMO, JOHN BEHLING to North American Marketing Dir and BEN EWY to Creative Dir. The company also named ARLENE KAY Global Merchandising Lifestyle Dir, JOSH CHERIN Business Unit Dir/Accessories, WAYNE BEST Global Dir of Consumer Marketing, PAUL GILS VP/EMEA, MATTHEW GRIFFITHS Marketing Dir/EMEA and DAVID PADILLA Country Manager/Mexico (New Era)….Niagara Univ. named Univ. of New Orleans Compliance Coordinator and Senior Woman Administrator SHERI DOOLEY Assistant AD/Compliance (Niagara)….The Univ. of North Carolina-Greensboro named Virginia Tech Marketing & Promotions Dir BRENT DIGIACOMO Assistant AD/Marketing & Promotions (UNCG)….Sam Houston State Univ. promoted Media Services Coordinator JASON BARFIELD to Assistant AD/Media Relations (Sam Houston State)….High Point Univ. named NATE BURTON Assistant Dir of External Relations (High Point).

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