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People: Executive transactions

Published in SportsBusiness Journal on 11 / 28 / 16

Baseball The Indianapolis Indians named Bruce Schumacher chairman of the board and chief executive officer and Randy Lewandowski president and general manager.   Colleges The American Athletic Conference named Eric Ziady chief financial officer. Ziady was athletic direc...

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People: Executive transactions

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Plugged In: Cheryl DeLeonardis

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The Sit-Down: Marc Pritchard

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11/07/16
People: Executive transactions

College The Southland Conference named George Stieren associate commissioner for strategic communications. Stieren was vice president of communications for the Fort Lauderdale Strikers. Hockey The Columbus Blue Jackets named Katherine Schuette human resources coordinator, Brad ...

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11/07/16
Plugged In: Julie Haddon

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11/07/16
The Sit-Down: Tony La Russa

W e had a unique program for animal rescue, and that is we wanted to impact the lives of veterans, especially those with [post-traumatic stress]. Since day one, we’ve always felt like in fundraising we should try to offer something back rather than just, “Hey, believe ...

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10/31/16
Plugged In: Gerard Hall, SMT

Gerard Hall, founder and chairman of Durham, N.C.-based SMT, isn’t a household name among sports fans. But he and his company have played a significant role for nearly 30 years in reshaping how sports are presented on television. The technology company works with every major sports network an ...

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Faces and Places

Medal power at espnW Summit Seven Olympic medalists showed off their “power moves” at the espnW Summit in Dana Point, Calif., earlier this month: Helen Maroulis, wrestling; Maggie Steffens and Ashleigh Johnson, wat ...

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Ponturo, Turnkey to launch division

Longtime Anheuser-Busch media and sports marketing chief Tony Ponturo is joining Turnkey Sports & Entertainment to help it establish a new executive coaching division. “Even senior management has to keep learning,” Ponturo said. “Just keeping up with the content and distribu ...

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Video of the Week: SMT highlights

OO.ready(function() { OO.Player.create('ooyalaplayer', 'lxeGQzNzE6W1UvNoHfk8-Os8nqDA22TG'); }); Please enable Javascript to watch this video Highlights from our Sports Media & Technology conference this month in Manhattan Beach, Calif.

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