Evolution Sports Partners announced the formation of its Professional Advisory Board, including former Univ. of Georgia President MICHAEL ADAMS, former UCF AD KEITH TRIBBLE, former Georgia Dome Senior Sales Exec MIKE SPRINGFIELD, former UGA Associate AD/External Operations DAVE MUIA, former Univ. of Alabama Retention Dir DR. JENNIFER JONES and American Management Strategy Principal ANNIE NELSON (ESP).
CAMPUS CONNECTIONS: The Univ. of Northern Colorado named Univ. of South Florida Senior Associate AD AYO TAYLOR-DIXON to the same position, effective Feb. 20 (UNC)....Rice Univ. named Univ. of South Carolina Assistant Dir of Compliance Services BRYAN BLAIR Associate AD/Compliance (Rice)....The Univ. of Washington named Seahawks Senior VP & General Counsel LANCE LOPES Senior Associate AD. Lopes replaces O.D. VINCENT, who left to become PGA Tour Northern Trust Open Exec Dir (SEATTLETIMES.com, 2/11).
EXECS: The 76ers promoted Senior Dir of Sales JAKE REYNOLDS to VP/Ticket Sales & Service (Sixers)....Palace Sports & Entertainment named LAURA FERICH Corporate Controller, LUKE MCMUNIGAL Senior Financial Analyst, ERICA NEITZER Promotions Manager and DAVE LOGAN and STEVE DUFFY Premium Partnership Sales Managers (PS&E)....Texas Motor Speedway named former Univ. of Texas-Arlington Senior Associate AD/External Relations GREGG ELKIN Media Relations Manager (TMS)....Marlins Dir of Business Communications CAROLINA PERRINA DE DIEGO is leaving the team, effective Friday (THE DAILY)....Former Deadspin and BuzzFeed writer ERIK MALINOWSKI has joined FoxSports.com to focus on producing sharable content and other contributions on the site (Fox)....The Springfield (Mo.) Sports Commission named JANEL WILDER to its BOD (SSC)....The World Boxing Council unanimously elected MAURICIO SULAIMAN to succeed his late father, JOSE, as President (ESPN.com, 2/11).
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