Nike named Under Armour Senior VP/Global Brand Management ADRIENNE LOFTON VP/North American Marketing. Meanwhile, the company announced several promotions: VP/Brand Marketing NICOLE HUBBARD GRAHAM as VP/Global & Direct Marketing; VP/Brand Marketing for North America GINO FISANOTTI to the newly created role of VP/Global Brand Creative; Jordan Brand VP/Design DAVID CREECH as VP/Brand Creative in North America and VP/Global Brand Design MARTIN LOTTI as Jordan Brand VP/Design. Nike VP/Marketing for Asia Pacific and Latin America PAOLO TUBITO is parting ways with the company, and will be replaced by VP/Global Brand Communications ADAM ROTH (FOOTWEARNEWS.com, 8/1).
EXECS: Sources said that CAA Global CEO STEVE HASKER is leaving the firm after a tenure of less than two years. Hasker was named to the role in November '17. Hasker is exiting effective immediately and will become a senior advisor to private equity firm TPG (L.A. TIMES, 8/1)....Villanova named A's VP/Strategy & Business Operations ASHWIN PURI Senior Associate AD & Chief Athletics Operating Officer. Puri was an SBJ "Forty Under 40" honoree in '17 (Villanova)....Exec search service firm Direct Recruiters named Syracuse Assistant AD BRETT WALLACE Dir of its Sports & Entertainment Practice (Direct Recruiters)....Recently retired NHLer MATT CULLEN will "join the Penguins’ hockey operations department in a player-development role." He will "work closely" with Penguins Exec VP & GM JIM RUTHERFORD (PITTSBURGH POST-GAZETTE, 7/1).
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