ESPN promoted Royal Purple Las Vegas Bowl Associate Exec Dir and Senior Manager of Event Sponsorship & Marketing JOHN SACCENTI to Exec Dir (Las Vegas Bowl)....Australia-based Performance sports and compression apparel brand 2XU named former Under Armour Dir of Global Brand Marketing for Golf, Run, Tennis, Training & Tough Mudder SCOTT TAYLOR as the company’s first President for U.S. business. Taylor also worked at Nike from ’90-’02 (2XU)....Korn Ferry named former NHLer BLAKE GEOFFRION to its sports practice (THE DAILY)....The 49ers named DR. FERGUS CONNOLLY Dir of Elite Performance. Connolly spent the last three years as a consultant to teams in the NFL, NBA, EPL and professional rugby (49ers)....The AHL Springfield Falcons named NHL Panthers Dir of Premium Seating ERIC LAPOINTE Exec VP & Alternate Governor. The team also removed the interim tag for President & Governor SARAH POMPEA (Springfield Falcons)....The U.S. Hockey League named Reebok-CCM Hockey U.S. Trade Marketing Manager BOB FALLEN President & Commissioner. Fallen replaces SKIP PRINCE, “who has decided to focus on other pursuits after six seasons,” but will “continue to serve in an advisory role with the league” (NHL.com, 6/2)....Texas A&M Univ. promoted Associate AD/Facilities KEVIN HURLEY to Senior Associate AD/Facilities & Construction (Texas A&M).
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