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Executive Transactions

U.S. Ski & Snowboard Chief Commercial Officer DAN BARNETT will step down in the coming weeks after more than two years in the role. Part of his duties will be absorbed by ANDY MCKEON, a former Apple and Facebook employee who recently joined USS as Head of Marketing Communications but will now become CMO. He will oversee marketing, communications, social media strategy and partner activations (Ben Fischer, THE DAILY).

EXECS: Ryan Sanders Baseball named Vype Media CFO JONATHAN GERMER to the same position. The company's last CFO, REESE RYAN, was "promoted to CEO" after REID RYAN's departure six years ago (, 9/3)....NWSL club Sky Blue FC removed the interim tag from GM ALYSE LAHUE (, 9/3)....The expansion Seattle NHL franchise named Maple Leafs Pro Scout RICKY OLCZYK Assistant GM. Olczyk joins GM RON FRANCIS and Dir of Hockey Administration ALEXANDRA MANDRYCKY in the team's front office (AP, 9/3)....The Red Wings named former NHLer NIKLAS KRONWALL Advisor to GM STEVE YZERMAN (, 9/3)....Phillies Amateur Scouting Dir JOHNNY ALMARAZ has "decided to step down" from his role after he "requested a new position in order to spend more time with his family." He will stay with the Phillies as a special assistant to scouting and player development (PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER, 9/3)....Spoken Word Communications is applying its specialization in media, crisis and presentations training to the sports world. The company has hired Southland Conference Associate Commissioner CHRIS MYCOSKIE as a Senior Counselor (SWC)....Turnkey Search named Storbeck/Pimentel & Associates Research and Recruiting Associate KELLY LEWIS Dir (Turnkey).

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