The Chicago Fire named Becky Carroll vice president of communications, Mike Humes senior vice president of sales and marketing and Scott Malaga vice president of corporate partnerships. 

Sporting Goods and Apparel

Crocs named John Duerden president and chief executive officer, replacing Ron Snyder, who is retiring. Duerden was a consultant for Chrysallis Group. 

Virginia Bunte resigned as Golfsmith International senior vice president and chief financial officer.

PureSport named Brendan Hansen director of training and performance.

Sports Commissions and Tourism Boards

The Greater Springfield (Mo.) Area Sports Commission hired Bobbi Box as executive director. Box will retain her current responsibilities as sports sales manager for the Convention and Visitors Bureau. 

The Miami-Dade Sports Commission appointed nine new members to its board of directors: Bob Beamon, Lance BensonLaura Courtley-Todd, Andre Dawson, Nizam Ishmael, Barry Kates, Claudio Pico, Tony Segreto and Emilio Vazquez


The U.S. Tennis Association named Hugo Armando coach of the player development program in Boca Raton, Fla.

The U.S. Tennis Association named Tracy Austin special consultant for player development. 


Ludus Sports, an external sponsorship agency and licensed travel agency, promoted Ann Lanari to chief operating officer. 

The National Alliance for Youth Sports named Sandy Kelchner chapter development specialist. 

Awards and Boards

The NCAA Division I Women’s Basketball Committee named Jane Meyer chair for the 2009-10 academic year. Meyer is senior associate athletic director at the University of Iowa. 

The Orange Bowl Committee named Phillis Oeters  president and chair.

USA Track and Field named to its board of directors Willie Banks, Dr. Evie Dennis, Steve Holman, Kim Haines, Elizabeth Phillips, Steve Miller, Max Siegel, Kenneth Taylor, Jack Wickens, Phillip Dunn, Deena Kastor and Aretha Hill Thurmond

The Class AAA International League’s Indianapolis Indians named Red Wings and Tigers senior vice president Jim Devellano to their board of directors.

Action sports company Orange 21 named Seth Hamot to its board of directors.

The Environmental Institute for Golf named Greg Norman advisory council chair. Agrium Advanced Technologies’ Bill Boycott and GlenArbor Golf Club’s Morgan Gregory will join the advisory council.

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