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Executive Transactions

AECOM yesterday parted ways with sports designer BILL CROCKETT, the principal-in-charge of the Warriors’ S.F. arena project. Crockett confirmed he is no longer employed with the firm. AECOM officials did not return e-mails for comment. Crockett worked for AECOM and its predecessor, Ellerbe Beckett, for 25 years, and was one of its first hires after Ellerbe launched its K.C.-based sports practice in '88. Over that period of time, Crockett designed several major facilities, including Barclays Center, Bankers Life Fieldhouse, the Rose Garden and CenturyLink Field. Crockett will remain in S.F. and said he is “fielding several opportunities” to join other firms (Don Muret, Staff Writer).

EXECS: The PGA of America announced that it will establish a N.Y. office. CMO KEVIN RING will relocate to the area for a planned fall opening (PGA of America)....The Single-A Northwest League Salem Volcanoes named NASL FC Edmonton GM TOM LEIP President of Business Operations (Volcanoes)....Consultants DAVID HAAS and MICHAEL VAJDA recently launched consulting, activation and experential marketing company Synertia Partners (THE DAILY)....Moffett Research named Nomura Securities Managing Dir MICHAEL NATHANSON Media Analyst (THE DAILY)....Repucom named Deloitte & Touche Partner ROD MILLOTT Global CFO. Millott will be based in Stamford, Conn. (Repucom)....Exec search firm Sports Group Int'l named Sun Capital Sports Licensing & E-Commerce Dir ROB GRADY VP/Sports Business (SGI)....CFL BC Lions VP/Football Operations & GM WALLY BUONO and President & CEO DENNIS SKULSKY "both signed contract extensions, keeping them with the Lions through the end of the 2016 season" (CP, 7/1)....The Sharks named Capitals Media Relations Manager BEN GUERRERO to the same position (Sharks)….The MLS Sounders hired MARC NICHOLLS to start the team’s U14 development academy program (Greensboro NEWS & RECORD, 7/2).

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