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    Chicago Cubs ticket operations director Frank Maloney will retire at the end of the year. Maloney will remain with the club as a consultant next season.



    The Sacramento Kings named Shareef Abdur-Rahim assistant general manager. Abdur-Rahim was an assistant coach for the team.



    SMG promoted Tenille Matzek to event manager and Matt Hackler to assistant box office manager, and hired Keith Schobert as operations manager for Intrust Bank Arena in Wichita. Pam Bugler was shifted from guest services manager to group sales and marketing manager for Select-A-Seat.

    GoVision hired Scott McKinnon as vice president and partner.

    Hoops LP, the parent company of the FedEx Forum and the Memphis Grizzlies, named Eric Granger vice president of arena operations. Granger was general manager for Nationwide Arena.



    The Philadelphia Eagles promoted Aileen Daly to general counsel and hired T.J. Ciro to sell corporate partnerships. Ciro was an account manager of business development for the New York Yankees.



    The PGA of America named Jeffrey Hintz championship director for the 2012 and 2014 Senior PGA Championships. Also, Chris Vonderkall was named championship operations manager and Jeannie Dieffenbaugher championship administration manager for the 2012 Senior PGA Championship.



    The American Hockey League’s Chicago Wolves promoted Courtney Mahoney to senior vice president of operations, Justin Skelnik to media relations manager, Christina Moritz to manager of creative services, Dan Harris to operations manager, Matt Ryan to senior partnership sales executive and Bryan Brown to e-business specialist.

    The U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame Museum in Eveleth, Minn., hired Doug Palazzari as executive director.

    The ECHL’s Kalamazoo (Mich.) Wings hired Chuck Gower and Brian King as account executives.


    Horse Racing

    Churchill Downs Inc. promoted Tony Petrillo to general manager of Arlington Park in Arlington Heights, Ill. Also, Roy Arnold resigned as president of Arlington Park and its network of Trackside off-track betting facilities.

    MI Developments named Timothy Ritvo vice president of racing for the East Coast. Ritvo was a vice president and director for the Florida Horsemen’s Benevolent and Protective Association.



    StarGames hired Jennie Silverstein as a TV production consultant and Pete Holtermann as a media relations consultant.



    Speed hired Patti Wheeler as executive vice president of programming and production.



    Grand-Am Road Racing named Herb Branham managing director of communications. Branham was director of written communications for NASCAR.


    Multiteam Companies

    Palace Sports & Entertainment promoted Jeff Corey to vice president of public relations.

    Madison Square Garden hired John Whisenant as coach and general manager for the New York Liberty.


    Sports Commissions and Tourism Boards

    The Pensacola Sports Association hired Jason Libbert as event coordinator. Libbert was assistant general manager for the Pensacola (Fla.) Pelicans.



    The National Academy of Sports Medicine hired David Pettrone Swalve to direct its academic business unit. Swalve was with the Premier Education Group.

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