The Dynamo and NWSL Houston Dash named KATIE SCALLAN CMO. Scallan spent the previous 16 years in a variety of roles with The Friedkin Group, a privately-held consortium of automotive, hospitality, entertainment, golf and adventure companies (Dynamo).
SAYING GOODBYE: Blizzard Entertainment co-Founder FRANK PEARCE has "left the company after 28 years, marking the latest high-profile departure from the Activision-owned studio" (ESPORTSOBSERVER.com, 7/22)....Hockey East Commissioner JOE BERTAGNA will step down at the conclusion of the '19-20 season, after serving in his position since '97. Bertagna will remain in his current role as American Hockey Coaches Association Exec Dir through at least '22-23 (BOSTON GLOBE, 7/23).
EXECS: Ticketmaster promoted Senior VP/Growth & Insights KATHRYN FREDERICK to CMO. The company also named StubHub Lead of Integrated Marketing DAVID EISENBERG VP/Partnership Marketing and Fox Sports Lead of Brand Partnerships ANDREW SAMSON VP/Brand Marketing (Ticketmaster)....The XFL L.A. franchise named JIM BARAL Senior Dir of Partnerships. Baral consulted for the Chargers for the past year and a half (THE DAILY)....NBC Sports promoted SETH RUBINROIT to Manager of Content Integrations & Audio (THE DAILY)....Former NASCAR VP/Content EVAN PARKER is joining The Athletic as a GM, effective July 29 (TWITTER.com, 7/22).
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