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People: Executive transactions
Published April 30, 2012, Page 29
Ball State University hired Bill Scholl as athletic director. Scholl was deputy athletic director at the University of Notre Dame.
Texas A&M-Corpus Christi named Scott Lazenby athletic director.
The University of Memphis hired Tom Bowen as athletic director. Bowen was athletic director at San Jose State University.
NFL Media named Manish Jha general manager of mobile. Jha was president and chief executive officer of SkyWeaver.
Keeneland President and Chief Executive Officer Nick Nicholson will retire, effective Sept. 1. Nicholson will be succeeded by Bill Thomason, who is now vice president and chief financial officer.
BeCore hired Emily Duban as executive vice president of strategy and growth.
Wasserman Media Group hired Barry Hyde as executive vice president in its golf division. Hyde was chief marketing officer at the U.S. Golf Association. Megan Morgan was hired as a senior director in the division. Morgan was director of tour communications for Titleist.
3 Point Productions, a Seattle-based sports and live entertainment company, was recently founded and launched by Patrick Walker, Todd Albright and Matt Heuer.
Green Savoree Racing Promotions launched Green Savoree Sports and Entertainment and hired Terry Angstadt as executive vice president and general manager.
Sports Commissions and Tourism Boards
The National Senior Games Association named Heather Kurstin manager of special events. Kurstin was interim executive director of the Miami-Dade Sports Commission.
Sporting Goods and Apparel
Fanatics hired Jamie Davis as president. Davis was formerly president of Versus.
Quiksilver promoted Ryan Scanlon to senior vice president of marketing and Scott Richards to creative director, and hired Taylor Whisenand as senior vice president of marketing operations for Quiksilver Americas.
Awards and Boards
The 2014 New York/New Jersey Super Bowl Host Committee added Jeffrey Sica, Sica Wealth Management president and chief investment officer, to the committee.
The CFL Winnipeg Blue Bombers named Liam Martin and Ossama AbouZeid to its board of directors.
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