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People: NALL names deputy commissioner

Baseball
The Arizona Diamondbacks hired Bob Melvin as a special assistant to the team president.

Colleges
California Institute of Technology hired Betsy Mitchell as director of athletics, recreation and physical education. Mitchell was athletic director at Allegheny College.

Indiana University Southeast named Joe Glover athletic director. Glover was assistant athletic director.

Football
The Miami Dolphins hired Mark Brockelman as senior vice president and chief financial and administrative officer. Brockelman was chief financial officer for eScreen.

Hockey
The Calgary Flames promoted Jay Feaster to general manager.

The American Hockey League’s Houston Aeros hired Justin Humphrey as a business development account executive.

Lacrosse
The North American Lacrosse League hired Scott Neiss as deputy commissioner. Neiss was formerly with the National Lacrosse League.

Marketing
ANC Sports promoted Chris Mascatello to executive vice president of technology sales, Malik Khan to vice president of technology services, Greg Terlizzi to director of equipment sales, Jen Lopez to director of client services and Jenn Paonessa to account executive for client services, and named Ryan Gregory account coordinator of client services.

Recher
Blau
Bosso
Learfield Sports
hired Luke Bosso as manager of business development for Indiana University Sports Properties, Mandy Blau as an account executive for Hawkeye Sports Properties at the University of Iowa, Carlton (C.J.) Recher as an account executive for Mocs Sports Properties at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga and Matt Preston as an account executive for Wildcat Sports
Preston
Properties at the University of New Hampshire.

The Aspire Group hired C.J. Wiatr as manager of the fan relationship management center for Rutgers University. Wiatr was manager of season-ticket sales for the Cleveland Browns.

Authentic Brands Group hired Mike Straka as senior vice president of media and entertainment.

KemperLesnik hired Barnaby Dinges as vice president of public relations. Dinges was president of The Dinges Gang, a communications consulting firm.

Madeline Berger rejoined MB Strategists, the consulting firm she founded in 2000.

Volkswagen of America vice president of marketing Tim Ellis left the company. Tim Mahoney, the company’s chief product and marketing officer, will oversee VW’s sports activities.

Media
Dish Network’s chairman, Charles Ergen, is stepping down as president and chief executive officer. Joseph Clayton will take over those duties.

Motorsports
The American Le Mans Series named Ben Brown director of broadcast production services. Brown replaces John Evenson, who will remain as a consultant to the series.

Olympics
The British Olympic Association named Andy Anson an independent director.

Soccer
Julian Eccles resigned as the Football Association’s director of marketing and communications.

Other
Anheuser-Busch hired Paul Chibe to lead its U.S. marketing division. Chibe was vice president and general manager of the U.S. gum and mints unit at Wm. Wrigley Jr. Co.

MillerCoors hired Rick Gomez as vice president of Coors brands. Gomez was vice president of marketing at PepsiCo.

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Awards & Boards

USA Triathalon named Charles Baker to the board of directors.

The Greater Columbus Sports Commission named Henry Ford and Mark Shaw to the board of directors.


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