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Baseball
The Milwaukee Brewers promoted Jim Bathey to vice president of consumer marketing, Aleta Mercer to vice president of entertainment and broadcasting, Bob Hallas to senior director of stadium operations, Matt Kenny to senior director of event services, Andrew Pauls to senior director of corporate marketing and Teddy Werner to senior director of business operations.


The Arizona Diamondbacks hired Billy Ryan as assistant general manager. Ryan was senior coordinator of salary and contract administration for Major League Baseball’s commissioner’s office.

The Class AAA International League Scranton/Wilkes-Barre (Pa.) Yankees named Brian Modisett ticket operations manager.


The Class AAA Pacific Coast League Oklahoma City RedHawks hired David Garson as corporate marketing manager. Garson was sales coordinator for Sporting News Radio.


The Atlanta Braves hired Bob Johnson as special assistant to the general manager.


The Los Angeles Angels hired former player Gary DiSarcina as special assistant to the general manager.


The San Diego Padres hired former MLB player Brad Ausmus as a special assistant in baseball operations.



Basketball

IHoops hired Steve Hagen as vice president of sales. Hagen was vice president and general manager for The Active Network Media and Marketing Group.



Colleges
The NCAA hired Summer McKesson as interactive producer for NCAA.com. McKesson was director of communications for the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association.



Football
The Arena Football League hired Christie Cook as director of team services, Evan Vladem as manager of media services and public relations, Marissa Merritt for media support and Sarah Brown as manager of marketing and client services.


USA Football hired Samantha Rapoport as senior manager of flag and female football development, Chris Evans as member services manager, Megan Moyer as research manager, Joe Frollo as digital media and publications manager, Michelle Reuter and Donovan Etchison as member services coordinators, and Adonna Bacon as accounts payable coordinator.



Hockey
The New York Islanders hired Maggie Witowski as a group sales executive. Witowski was an inside sales representative for the Arizona Cardinals.



Horse Racing
Churchill Downs promoted Julie Koenig Loignon to vice president of communications.
 

MI Developments named Frank Stronach chief executive officer.



Law
Locke Lord Bissell & Liddell hired Lou Cohen as partner and co-chair of the real estate and finance practice group. Cohen was chairman of the Chicago real estate group at DLA Piper.



Marketing
The Argus Group hired Amos Varon as vice president of sponsorship sales. Varon was managing director of corporate sales and partnerships for the New Jersey Nets and Brooklyn Sports & Entertainment.



Media

The Competitor Group hired Josh Furlow as senior vice president of operations. Furlow was vice president of planning and operations for AEG Sports.

Inside Sports and Entertainment Group hired Richard Ebers as chief sales officer, Megan Reithmayr as director of sales and Lia Gennarelli as executive assistant.


PrimeSport hired Steve Briggs for corporate sales. Briggs founded Sports Events Ltd.



Other
USA Field Hockey hired Katelyn Nerbonne as marketing coordinator, Ashley Meunier as communications manager, Paula Conway as manager of Olympic and athlete development and partnerships and Caitie Tornes as coordinator of athlete development and programs.

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