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Executive Transactions

The XFL has hired the following: former AAF Dir of Personnel RUSS GIGLIO as Dir of Player Administration; Swanson Communications VP LISA MILNER GOLDBERG as XFL L.A. Head of Communications; former Buccaneers Senior Communications Manager ALLEN BARRETT as XFL Tampa Bay Head of Communications; and Grand Canyon UNiv. Dir of Strategic Communications & PR CHARLES HAMPTON as XFL Houston Head of Communications. Meanwhile, XFL N.Y. named BSE Global Senior Communications Manager GINA ANTONIELLO Head of Communications (THE DAILY).

ON CAMPUS: Conference USA Commissioner JUDY MACLEOD was named Chair of the NCAA D-I Men's Basketball Oversight Committee. She is the "first woman appointed to this position" (, 7/19)....Appalachian State named Univ. of Nebraska Senior Dir of Development DOUG BANKS Associate AD/Development (App State)....Learfield IMG College's Middle Tennessee State entity, Blue Raider Sports Properties, named Triple-A Int'l League Charlotte Knights VP/Sales CHUCK ARNOLD GM (Learfield IMG College).

EXECS: Sources said that Infinite Esports & Entertainment President RYAN MUSSELMAN on Friday "resigned from his post as the top executive" of the OpTic Gaming and OWL Houston Outlaws ownership group. Musselman co-founded OpTic Gaming in '07 and has been "involved with the team in various stints, most recently being nominated as the operational head of Infinite in October" (, 7/20)....Callaway Golf Exec VP/Callaway Brands HARRY ARNETT's last day with the company is Aug. 31. He will announce the next move in his professional career at a later date (, 7/19)....The Century Club of San Diego, the host organization for the PGA Tour Farmers Insurance Open, promoted COO MARTY GORSICH to CEO (Farmers Insurance Open)....The Hawks named Mets Dir/Patnership Strategy & Activation TIM WHANG Senior Dir/Partnership Activation. The team also named Kroenke Sports & Entertainment Senior Fan Experience Manager TYLYN WHITEHEAD Senior Manager of Guest Experience and Orlando Venues Event Services Intern AMANDA WATSON Events Coordinator (Hawks).

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