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People: Executive transactions

Published in SportsBusiness Journal on 06 / 29 / 15

Basketball The Denver Nuggets named Pete D’Alessandro senior vice president of business and team operations. D’Alessandro was general manager of the Sacramento Kings. Colleges Miami University hired Scott Usher and Katie Rose Thornton as assistant directors of deve...

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