MLS DC United yesterday made "more front office changes," as team CMO DOUG HICKS "was fired" along with Communications Manager SARAH LERNER and Dir of Community Relations APRILE PRITCHET. A source said that the moves "were not cost-cutting and each position will be filled" (WASHINGTONPOST.com, 10/29)....An MLS Fire team official has "confirmed" that team President of Soccer Operations JAVIER LEÓN "is out." The source "did not indicate if more front office changes are planned" (CHICAGOTRIBUNE.com, 10/30).
EXECS: The Bills named Xerox data analytics expert MICHAEL LYONS Dir of Analytics (BUFFALOBILLS.com, 10/30)....The Big East named former NCAA Exec VP TOM JERNSTEDT Senior Adviser (AP, 10/28). The conference also named former WNBA Mercury President & COO AMBER COX Associate Commissioner/Women's Basketball. Her duties "will include scheduling, officiating, television, branding and marketing," and she also will oversee the annual conference tournament (AP, 10/29)....The AP promoted Arizona and New Mexico Bureau Chief MICHAEL GIARRUSSO to Global Sports Editor (AP)....Lululemon named Sears Holdings Senior VP & President of Kmart Apparel TARA POSELEY Chief Product Officer. She succeeds SHEREE WATERSON, who left in April (WSJ.com, 10/30)....TERRY PEGULA-owned East Management Services named Penn State Univ. Associate AD/Ice Arena & Hockey Development JOE BATTISTA VP/Hockey-Related Businesses, effective Nov. 11 (PENNLIVE.com, 10/29)....South Carolina State Univ. named Assistant SID KENDRICK LEWIS interim SID (SCSU).
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