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Executive Transactions

NBC promoted NBC Sports Regional Networks Senior VP/Platforms & Strategy MATT MURPHY to Senior VP & GM of NBC Sports Bay Area and NBC Sports California, effective Jan. 2 (John Ourand, THE DAILY).

EXECS: SMI is promoting Atlanta Motor Speedway Assistant GM BRANDON HUTCHISON to Exec VP & GM, taking over day-to-day control of the track from longtime President & GM ED CLARK. Clark is staying on as president and will work on long-term projects (Adam Stern, THE DAILY)....U.S. Ski & Snowboard's BOD elected former Goldman Sachs Partner KIPP NELSON as Chair starting in May. Nelson, an eight-year veteran of the board, will replace DEXTER PAINE, who served as Chair for 12 years (Ben Fischer, THE DAILY)....Columbia Sportswear named former Nike exec JOHN SOH VP & GM of China, effective February '19 (Columbia)....Cleveland State AD MIKE THOMAS has "given the university his resignation," effective Dec. 31. Thomas said the decision "has a personal component to it." He plans to "move and begin teaching and consulting at multiple universities" in the Charlotte area (, 11/27)....The MLB Cardinals promoted the following: RANDY FLORES to Assistant GM and Dir of Scouting; ERNIE MOORE to Dir of Team Travel; and MARK WALSH to Head Clubhouse Manager (Cardinals).

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