Fanatics VP/Business Development BOB O'KEEFE is exiting the company next month after nine years. O’Keefe joined Fanatics when it was Football Fanatics. Before that, he was at the NFL from ’98-‘10 and helped launch NFL Shop, which later became NFLshop.com (Terry Lefton, THE DAILY).
EXECS: NWSL Sky Blue FC President & GM TONY NOVO resigned. Sky Blue VP ALYSE LAHUE will "serve in Novo's role on an interim basis while a search is conducted for a replacement" (NORTHJERSEY.com, 4/9). Novo's resignation came five days before the start of the NWSL season, after having spent five and a half years on the job. The latter stages of his tenure were "marked by a series of controversies over a lack of infrastructure and financial resources." The club is part-owned by New Jersey Gov. PHIL MURPHY (PHILLY.com, 4/9)....Cleveland State named Kansas State Exec Associate AD/External Operations & CRO SCOTT GARRETT AD. Garrett replaces MIKE THOMAS, who "resigned at the end of last year to return to athletics consulting" (CLEVELAND.com, 4/8)....The NLL Philadelphia Wings named Single-A South Atlantic League Kannapolis Intimidators President & GM BRIAN RADLE Dir of Partnerships (THE DAILY)....The Western Collegiate Hockey Association Men's League extended the contract of Commissioner BILL ROBERTSON in a multiyear deal (UPPERMICHIGANSOURCE.com, 4/9).
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