SPORTSBUSINESS JOURNAL's John Lombardo notes the Univ. of Central Florida's DeVos Sport Business Management Program has named former NBA Kings President JOHN THOMAS External Affairs & Partner Relationships Dir. Thomas will "move to Orlando and will begin to lecture in classes immediately." The UCF program has also named former WNBA President DONNA ORENDER, former NCAA President JUDY SWEET and UCLA AD DAN GUERRERO Senior Advisers (SPORTSBUSINESS JOURNAL, 6/18 issue).
EXECS: HBO named NHL Senior Dir of Media Strategy & Business Affairs ALEXANDRE SIMON Senior Counsel for Technology. Simon had been with the NHL since '06 (THE DAILY)....The Raiders named ERIN EXUM Media Relations Coordinator; JEFF GILBERT and ADAM JOHNSON Equipment Assistants; GEORGE LI Football Operations Statistical Analyst; and GREG REUVENI Video Assistant (AP, 6/16)....Lamar Univ. named interim AD JASON HENDERSON AD. Henderson served as Associate AD for Compliance from '07-11 (Lamar)....The Big South Conference's Council of ADs has elected High Point Univ. AD CRAIG KEILITZ Chair (High Point)....Western Illinois Univ. hired Univ. of Oklahoma Dir of Compliance MATT TANNEY as Associate AD (WIU)....BYU named MARK ATUAIA Assistant to the AD for Student Services (BYU).
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