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Executive Transactions

The WNBA L.A. Sparks named Clippers Dir of Business Operations DANITA JOHNSON President & COO, effective immediately. Johnson will oversee all business operations (Sparks).

MOVIN' ON UP: Facebook promoted Head of Global Sports Partnerships DAN REED to VP/Global Sports & Media Partnerships. Facebook also promoted Head of Global Live Sports Programming PETER HUTTON to Dir of Global Live Sports Partnerships & Programming and Dir of North American Sports Partnerships BRANDON GAYLE to Dir of Global Sports Partnerships & Solutions (Facebook)

EXECS: The Dodgers promoted CFO TUCKER KAIN to President of Dodgers Business Enterprise and Exec VP BOB WOLFE to COO (THE DAILY)....MLS expansion club FC Cincinnati named Union Senior VP/Finance DENNIS CARROLL COO. Turnkey Search led the search to fill the position (FC Cincinnati)....BodyArmor named Swire COO PAUL LUKANOWSKI to the same position, effective March 4 (BodyArmor)....WWE named N.Y. Road Runners Head of Business Development & Strategic Partnerships SARAH CUMMINS Senior VP/Consumer Products. Cummins will report directly to Chief Marketing & Communications Officer BRIAN FLINN (WWE)....PGA Tour VP/Content SLOANE KELLEY is leaving the Tour on Friday to become USTA Managing Dir of Content & Creative Services. She starts her new job on Jan. 22. Kelley has been with the Tour since '13. No replacement has been named (John Lombardo, THE DAILY)....The Pirates named former Rangers manager JEFF BANISTER Special Assistant/Baseball Operations (, 1/5)....Oak View Group named PPG Paints Arena Dir of Booking SCOTT ZIMMERMAN GM of the UPMC Events Center at Robert Morris (OVG).

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