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Executive Transactions

MLS has hired ANGELA ALFANO as Dir of Corporate Communications, where she will oversee business and non-sports communications for MLS and SUM. Alfano joins the league from Tough Mudder, where she oversaw global communications for the last two years. Previously, she spent three years at the NFL as a Manager of Corporate Communications, as well as working in corporate communications with the Redskins. Alfano started at MLS on Monday (Ian Thomas, Staff Writer).

EXECS: The Alliance of American Football named DAVID COHEN Head of Player Operations. Cohen founded Major League Business in February '18 and served five years as the General Counsel of the Buccaneers (AAFL)....The CWHL named JAYNA HEFFORD interim Commissioner and Head of Hockey Operations & Player Development (, 7/19)....Penn State promoted the following: LYNN HOLLERAN to Deputy AD/Administration; JEMAL GRIFFIN to Assistant AD & Chief of Staff for Football; and KRIS PETERSEN to Assistant AD/Strategic Communications (PSU)....Auburn named Univ. of Georgia Assistant AD/Development EVIN BECK Associate AD/External Relations (, 7/19)....The Univ. of Illinois promoted Senior Associate AD & Senior Woman Administrator MARIA WOODS to Exec Senior Associate AD and named SARA BURTON Senior Associate AD (Illinois)....Indiana Univ. named former MLBer SCOTT ROLEN Dir of Baseball Player Development (, 7/18)....Stetson Univ. named MADELINE MASSA Assistant AD/Marketing & Promotions (Stetson).

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