Fox Sports hired BRIAN STRONG as Senior VP/Brand Communications, a new role that will see him push the Fox Sports brand through various entertainment and digital PR campaigns. He will report to Exec VP/Communications TERRI HINES and will start on Monday. Strong comes to Fox Sports from Nike, where he was Dir of Communications. He also has spent time with N.Y.-based agencies HL Group and Dan Klores Communications. He started his career as a CBS Sports researcher (John Ourand, Staff Writer).
BRANCHING OUT: The Hawks promoted Senior Manager of Corporate Partnerships JENNIFER EVANS to Senior Dir of the team's new Partnership Development department. The Hawks also promoted ERIN ANASTASI to Dir of Partnership Development and ALICE CHAOSURAWONG to Designer of Partnership Development (THE DAILY).
EXECS: Impression Sports & Entertainment named Broncos Senior Manager of Corporate Partnerships CRAIG WALSH VP/Naming Rights & Sponsorship (THE DAILY)....The NBA Kings named Lions Senior Dir of Player Development GALEN DUNCAN VP/Kings Academy & Professional Development. The Kings are "investing in a seasoned mentor and life coach." Armed with a Ph.D. in health psychology from Walden Univ., Duncan will "aid the players in everything from finding an apartment to dealing with the stress of life as a 19-year-old millionaire with no experience paying a bill" (NBCSPORTSBAYAREA.com, 9/21)....The Blues named Hockey HOFer LARRY ROBINSON Senior Consultant to Hockey Operations (Blues)....Michigan State named Georgetown Assistant AD/Communications MICHAEL CAREY men's basketball SID (Eric Fisher, Staff Writer)....Lafayette College AD BRUCE MCCUTCHEON announced his retirement (Lafayette)....The Univ. of California-San Diego named UNLV Associate AD TOD BANNISTER Associate AD/Corporate Partnerships & Development (TIMESOFSANDIEGO.com, 9/21).
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