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The Arizona Diamondbacks promoted Sean Maguire to senior director of security, Greg Green to senior manager of security and Trevor Harvey to season tickets account executive.
The Los Angeles Dodgers promoted Lorenzo Sciarrino to director of corporate partnerships.
The Class AAA Pacific Coast League’s Nashville Sounds hired Jason Franke as director of corporate partnerships and Jeff Hem as radio broadcaster.
The Cleveland Indians named Adam Everett special assistant of baseball operations. Everett is a former MLB player.
The Class AA Southern League’s Jacksonville (Fla.) Suns hired Steve Kolbe as its play-by-play broadcaster. Kolbe was the play-by-play broadcaster for the Washington Capitals.
The Class A South Atlantic League’s Hagerstown (Md.) Suns hired Patrick Anderson as consultant to the general manager. Anderson was coach of the Hofstra University baseball team.
George Washington University named Tanya Vogel assistant director of athletics development.
The University of Virginia named Rob Slavis assistant athletic director of compliance. Slavis held the same position at Georgia State University.
Aviator Sports & Events Center named Jaclyn Muns marketing manager. Muns was athlete marketing and promotions consultant for the Women’s Sports Foundation.
Comcast-Spectator named Brock Jones vice president of bookings for Global Spectrum and Paciolan.
Infineon Raceway promoted Rachal Pollen to director of marketing and Diana Brennan to director of media and community relations.
Memphis International Raceway named Paul Cartwright director of operations and Glynn Williford director of sales and marketing.
Phoenix International Raceway named Dave Lockett director of communications. Lockett was communications coordinator for the Pittsburgh Steelers.
VenuWorks promoted Tim Sullivan to vice president and chief financial officer and Russ Ferguson to vice president of food and beverage services.
The Tennessee Titans promoted Mike Reinfeldt to senior executive vice president and chief operating officer, Ruston Webster to executive vice president and general manager and Lake Dawson to vice president of player personnel.
The Buffalo Sabres named Brent Rossi vice president of brand strategy and marketing. Rossi was vice president of marketing for the Harlem Globetrotters.
Team Epic promoted Sarah Smith, Emily Whitaker, Elissa Dolacky, Ashlee Woods, Adam Hofmeister and Christine Fuchs to coordinators.
Learfield Sports named Ann Brett Gillespie Strickland general manager for Idaho Vandals Sports Properties, Greg Hilt business development manager for Northwestern Sports Properties, Patrick Purcell-Jones account executive for San Jose State’s Spartan Sports Properties and Ronnie Cherry account executive for Texas Tech’s Red Raider Sports Properties.
NewTek named Carter Holland executive vice president of worldwide marketing. Holland was vice president of marketing at Avid Technology.
NBC Sports Group named Tom Paredes vice president of NBC Sports Group Golf Vertical.
Sunrise Sports & Entertainment named Harold Talisman executive vice president and chief financial officer for the Florida Panthers and the BankAtlantic Center. Talisman was chief administrative officer for the Miami Dolphins and chief financial officer for New England Sports Ventures and the Boston Red Sox.
USA Swimming named Jim Fox marketing director, Karen Linhart public relations and social media director, Sandra Lopez events manager, Jim Rusnak senior manager of editorial properties and Jamie Fabos Olsen marketing and brand development director.
USA Water Polo named Claudia Dodson director of club and member programs.
Sporting Goods and Apparel
Asics America named David Thomas customer engagement manager. Thomas worked at Hubbell Lighting.
Peak Performance named Henrik Bunge chief executive officer and Tobias Sachs sales director. Bunge was Adidas Group Nordic managing director.
Performance Bicycle named Andy Kennemer senior vice president of e-commerce. Kennemer was vice president of social media and marketing at Resource Interactive.
Quiksilver named Clark Gundlach senior vice president and general manager of winter sports. Gundlach was a senior vice president at Burton.
UST Mamiya, golf club shaft and grip manufacturer, named Danny Le marketing manager. Le held the same position at Bridgestone Golf Clubs and Accessories.
The Health & Wellness Channel named Jeff Dilley vice president of finance. Dilley was chief financial officer at Golf Channel.
STR Marketplace promoted Shayla Burks to senior director of finance and administration and Justin Carroll to senior director of marketplace operations.
Awards and Boards
The National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association named WNBC’s Bruce Beck New York City Sportscaster of the Year.
The World Golf Foundation named Mike Davis, executive director for the U.S. Golf Association, to its board of directors.
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