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Executive Transactions

Architecture firm HOK named HKS Business Development Specialist ROBERT BURNS Dir of Business Development for Sports, Recreation & Entertainment. Burns will be based in Dallas and help university clients with financing and fundraising on sports construction and renovation projects. HOK also named ANDREW ELMER Project Manager and Landscape Architect. Elmer most recently worked at architecture firm HNTB (Mike Sunnucks, Staff Writer).

EXECS: Austin Peay named Duke Senior Associate AD/Internal Affairs GERALD HARRISON AD (, 7/16)....UMass Lowell AD DANA SKINNER will retire in September after 23 years on the job. Skinner will be replaced by UMass Deputy AD PETER CASEY (UMass Lowell)....The AAC named Baylor Associate Dir of Football Operations RYAN KELLY Dir of Football Operations (AAC)....The Southland Conference promoted THOMAS SAMUEL to Associate Commissioner/Compliance Services (THE DAILY)....The Lions named JEN MCCOLLUM to the newly created position of Senior Dir of Community Relations (, 7/16).


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