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Baseball
Ripken Baseball hired Amanda Shank as director of strategic partnerships. Shank was senior manager of licensing and business development for the NFL Players Association.

Basketball
The Atlanta Hawks moved Jon Steinberg to senior director of media relations, Jon Babul to vice president of basketball development, RaShauna Hobbs to senior manager of community basketball programs, Lauren Arum to senior manager of talent relations, Rob Calia to senior manager of event production, Megan Ryan to vice president of marketing strategy and Amy Serino to senior director of merchandising.

The Dallas Wings named Charles Johnson senior vice president of corporate partnerships. Johnson was manager of corporate partnerships for the Dallas Cowboys.

The Sacramento Kings named Brandon Williams assistant general manager. Williams was vice president of basketball administration for the Philadelphia 76ers.

Media
ESPN promoted Marcia Keegan to vice president of national radio programming and production.

FuboTV named Ben Grad head of content strategy and acquisition for North America. Grad was executive director of content strategy and acquisition for Verizon.

Learfield hired Ryan Cook as general manager of its Cleveland State Sports Properties division. Cook was assistant athletic director of corporate partnerships for Seattle University.

The Players’ Tribune named Matt Campbell senior vice president of product and technology. Campbell was senior vice president of product for NowThis.

Univision promoted Steven Mandala to president of advertising sales and marketing.

Multiteam Corporations
Brooklyn Sports & Entertainment hired Pawel Brzezinski as Barclays Center vice president of hospitality and promoted Keith Sheldon to executive vice president of programming, Kari Cohen to vice president and deputy general counsel, and Mandy Gutmann to vice president of communications.

GOMEZ
Kauffman Sports Management Group named Ashley Gomez marketing coordinator.

Tampa Bay Entertainment Properties promoted Kelli Yeloushan to director of event management, Tripp Turbiville to director of service and operations; Rhett Blewitt to assistant general manager of event operations at USF’s Sun Dome, and Bill Abercrombie to executive vice president of business development, corporate partnership and activation. The company also named Randy Younker director of USF athletics partnership.

Skiing
Aspen Skiing Co. Chief Operating Officer David Perry has left the company.

Soccer
Louisville City FC hired Brad Estes as executive vice president and Steve Livingstone as chief operating officer. Estes was president of Neace Ventures, and Livingstone was president of the Jacksonville Armada.

The Colorado Rapids promoted Padraig Smith to interim general manager and vice president of business operations and Wayne Brant to interim chief business officer.

Sporting Goods and Apparel
Dick’s Sporting Goods hired Scott Hudler senior vice president and chief marketing officer. Hudler was senior vice president and chief digital officer at Dunkin’ Brands.

Nike promoted Monique Matheson to executive vice president of global human resources.

VICIS hired David Auckland as chief financial officer. Auckland was finance director for Amazon.

Other
UFC hired Mike Newquist as vice president of event marketing and promoted Stacey Allen to vice president of consumer products and Briana Mattison to vice president of athlete health and performance.

Awards and Boards
The M&A Advisor named Park Lane Senior Vice President Sean Clemens a recipient of the Emerging Leaders Award.

HADDON
The Tourette Association of America added Julie Haddon, NFL senior vice president of marketing, to its board of directors.

The NCAA Division I Committee on Academics added Ursula Gurney, University of Missouri-Kansas City, senior associate athletic director for internal operations and senior woman administrator.

The National Hot Rod Association added media consultant Ed Desser to its board of directors.

People news
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