SBD/July 8, 2013/People and Pop Culture

Executive Transactions

Learfield Sports named MLS Fire Senior Business Development Manager TATIA BENKONVICH Illini Sports Properties Senior Account Exec (Learfield)....College of the Holy Cross AD RICHARD REGAN JR. is "stepping down from his post," which he has held since '98. A national search for his successor "will begin this summer," and Regan will "stay on in his position" to assist during the transition (Holy Cross)....S.F. State Univ. AD MICHAEL SIMPSON retired "after 28 years as a coach and administrator at the school" (S.F. EXAMINER, 7/3)....Univ. of North Carolina-Greensboro Senior Associate AD/Administration BRIAN BATTLE "is no longer employed" at the school. UNCG AD KIM RECORD said that she "does not anticipate filling his position" (NEWS-RECORD.com, 7/5)....Longwood Univ. promoted Assistant AD/Development SCOTT BACON to Associate AD/External Relations, Academic Services Advisor MAYA OZERY to Athletics Academic Services Dir, Athletics Business Operations Manager BRYAN CORNN to Athletics Business Operations Dir and Marketing Assistant WHITNEY CURTIS to Marketing Assistant Dir (Longwood).

EXECS: English League Championship club Reading FC named BEN WELLS Commercial Dir. Wells previously worked for EPL club Chelsea, Samsung, Philips, adidas, FIFA, the WTA and Premiership Rugby (Reading)....The Stars named JOE MCDONNELL Amateur Scouting Dir and MARK LEACH Head Scout (DALLASNEWS.com, 7/6).

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