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Executive Transactions

SMI promoted VP/National Sales & Marketing BRAUN SMITH to Senior VP/Corporate Sales & Partnerships, continuing to report to Chief Strategy Officer MIKE BURCH. Additionally, Burch is now overseeing corporate sales efforts at all SMI speedways. Meanwhile, Stewart-Haas Racing Dir of Business Development MIKE DINERMAN has left the team (Adam Stern).

EXECS: FC Dallas promoted Assistant Technical Dir LUIZ MUZZI to VP/Soccer Operations with Technical Dir FERNANDO CLAVIJO "taking a leave of absence as he recovers from cancer treatment" (, 9/13)....FleishmanHillard promoted Senior VP & Senior Partner DIANNA KRAUS to Global Managing Dir of FleishmanHillard Sports. The PR firm also promoted STEVE HICKOK to Senior VP & Partner (Americas) and SUKI ZHAO to Senior VP (Asia) (FleishmanHillard)....The Astros promoted Senior Dir of Baseball Operations, Research & Innovation BRANDON TAUBMAN to Assistant GM (Astros)....Fox Networks Group Exec VP/Global Solutions DANIELLE MAGED is leaving her position after three years to explore new opportunities (THE DAILY)....The Wild hired former player RYAN CARTER to their business staff, working with the team's digital content, community relations and marketing departments (Wild).

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