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Executive Transactions

The World Surf League has added three women to senior positions underneath CEO SOPHIE GOLDSCHMIDT. Former NBCUniversal Senior VP/Portfolio Sales & Client Partnerships CHERIE COHEN will become CRO; former Nike VP/Brand Marketing for Global Running PRI SHUMATE will become CMO; and former NFL U.K. Head of Marketing SARAH SWANSON will become Senior VP/Strategic Insights & Consumer Growth. Cohen and Shumate will report directly to Goldschmidt. Swanson, who will lead talent marketing and the data analytics team, will report to Shumate. Shumate is replacing former CMO WILL CHIGNELL, who left earlier this year after about one year, and Cohen is replacing BETH GREVE, who served as CCO from April '17 to December '18.

EXECS: WarnerMedia News & Sports named former CNN VP/Talent Recruitment & Development JOHNITA DUE Senior VP & Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer (WarnerMedia)....The A's hired the following as associates for the team's sports business development academy, The Core: ERIC BOHNE, JORDAN BUFFORD, IMANI DAVIS, SEAN DOBBYN, CHRISTINA FISCHER, JANE FOUNTAIN, GUNNER GARN, JORDAN GENTRY, PETER HA, SAVANNA JURKOVIC, ALEX KOSINSKI, MIRACLE LITES, QUINTEN MCLANE, RYAN MEISENHEIMER, TOSH MEYERS, DELANEY SWAN and NOAH VILLEGAS (THE DAILY).

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