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Executive Transactions

The Univ. of California announced the following promotions: RYAN COBB to Senior Associate AD/Performance, Health and Welfare; CHRIS PEZMAN to COO and Senior Associate AD/Facilities Operations & Events Management; ASHWIN PURI to Senior Associate AD/Revenue Generation, Sales & Service, in addition to his title as CRO; and JENNY SIMON-O'NEILL to Senior Associate AD & Senior Woman Administrator (Cal)....Morgan State Univ. named George Washington Univ. Senior Associate AD EDWARD SCOTT AD (Morgan State)....The Atlantic 10 named former George Mason AD TOM O'CONNOR as a consultant (Atlantic 10).

EXECS: The First Tee CEO JOE LOUIS BARROW JR. "will step down" from his post at the end of '17. Barrow joined The First Tee in '00, and he was "at the helm as the organization, which is focused on youth development, grew to include more than 1,000 golf courses, 8,000 schools and 800 after-school locations" (, 10/5)....The Lakers named LORENA MARTIN Dir of Sports Performance Analytics and JAE KIM Basketball Data Analyst. Both will report to Dir of Basketball Analytics YUJU LEE (Lakers)....The Bucks named Chicago-based The Saha Group President RAJ SAHA Advisor. He will “help the team open its new arena in downtown Milwaukee” (, 10/6)....Learfield promoted its Mississippi State Bulldog Sports Properties GM DON WILLIAMS to VP/Special Projects. Williams will be succeeded by Bulldog Sports Properties Associate GM ANN STRICKLAND (Learfield)....Ryan Sanders Baseball named Double-A Texas League Corpus Christi Hooks Dir of Sponsor Services ELISA FOGLE Dir of Special Events for H-E-B Big League Weekend (THE DAILY).

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