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Published March 8, 2010
Sirius XM Radio promoted Brent Gambill to executive producer for MLB Home Plate.
Sports Commissions and Tourism Boards
The Indianapolis Convention and Visitors Association hired Jennifer Haire and Kenneth Hemsley as sales managers in its Washington, D.C., office.
The Western & Southern Financial Group Masters and Women’s Open named Will Sikes director of marketing and communications. Sikes was senior manager for JZMcBride & Associates.
The Walt Disney Co. named Richard Bates senior vice president of U.S. government relations.
Live Nation Entertainment named Danny Eaton senior vice president in its new Dallas office.
Major League Gaming named Ralph Rivera president of online. Rivera was head of AOL Games and AOL Latino.
Atlanta Hall Management, which will build and run the new College Football Hall of Fame in Atlanta, named Steve Ethier chief operating officer. Ethier was executive director for the Minneapolis Convention Center.
Harris Corp. promoted Harris Morris to president of broadcast communications.
J.D. Power and Associates named Michael Drago director of the sports and entertainment practice.
The National Sports Center for the Disabled named Bob Kendrick executive director of its Kansas City office. Kendrick was vice president of marketing for the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum.
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