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Executive Transactions

Disney's newly-formed Direct-To-Consumer & Int'l segment named ESPN Exec VP & CTO AARON LABERGE to the same position. LaBerge will be DTCI's first CTO and will report to Chair KEVIN MAYER. LaBerge's role follows Disney's re-organization that in March created DTCI, which became the unit providing ESPN's tech needs, projects and functions. LaBerge will continue to be based in Bristol, but will travel regularly to N.Y., L.A. and other offices internationally (Austin Karp, THE DAILY).

EXECS: USL club FC Cincinnati named Ironman Head of Sales & Global Partnership for North America VINCE CICERO Senior VP/Partnerships & Broadcasting. Cicero from '11-15 served as ATP/WTA Western & Southern Open Tournament Dir & COO (, 10/10)....Private equity firm Teall Capital named Van Wagner Sports & Entertainment's MIKE WOLFERT Principal. At Van Wagner, Wolfert had been Senior VP/Business Development of the Collegiate Services division (Teall Capital)....NBC Sports Washington named ESPN Dir of Programming & Acquisitions MATT VOLK VP/Content Strategy and USA Today's For The Win Managing Editor NINA MANDELL Dir of Digital Media & Managing Editor (NBCSW)....Off-road vehicle manufacturer Polaris named BRENDAN DOLAN Dealer Relations & Commercial Contracts Attorney (THE DAILY)....Alabama State AD JENNIFER WILLIAMS had the "interim tag" removed from her title (, 10/10)....Utah State named Central Washington Associate AD/Development JASON ROUNDY Assistant AD/Development Officer for Aggies Unlimited, the "fundraising unit for USU Athletics" (, 10/10)....Green Sports Alliance Operations & Program Coordinator NATALIE NISHITANI is leaving the company after four years. Her last day is Monday (THE DAILY).

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