IEG Senior VP JIM ANDREWS left the firm July 2 after more than 30+ years with the Chicago-based sponsorship consulting business. Andrews said, "The opportunity has presented itself to make a fresh start." He added, "As for IEG, I'm sure you will be hearing shortly about plans for the future" (THE DAILY)....New NFL Panthers Owner DAVID TEPPER has "fired" General Counsel RICHARD THIGPEN (PROFOOTBALLTALK.com, 7/11)....NRG Esports, the multi-team organization founded by NBA Kings co-Owner ANDY MILLER, has hired Endeavor Senior Dir CHRIS MANN as Senior VP/Marketing & Partnerships. At Endeavor, Mann represented T-Mobile on several major esports sponsorships. He will report to Miller and NRG President BRETT LAUTENBACH (Ben Fischer, Staff Writer)....The NBA G League Raptors 905 promoted Manager of Basketball Operations CHAD SANDERS to GM. He replaces DAN TOLZMAN, who held the role for the past three seasons. Tolzman will continue to serve as Raptors VP/Player Personnel & Assistant GM (Raptors 905)....Green Bay-based venue management firm PMI Entertainment Group promoted Exec VP BRENDAN BRUSS to COO (PMI)....The AAC named Catholic Univ. Assistant AD/Communications MIKE GAMBARDELLA Dir of Communications and ESPN Production Assistant CORY KAMERSCHAK Assistant Dir of Video & Creative Services. The conference also promoted HALI OUGHTON to Dir of Digital Media and GREG BARLOW to Assistant Dir of Communications (AAC)....Rochester Institute of Technology promoted Assistant AD BETHANY SCHLEGEL to Associate AD/Compliance (RIT).
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