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Executive Transactions

Liverpool and Fenway Sports Management named MSG Co. Dir of Marketing Partnerships & Team Sales KATE PRATT to the newly created position of Liverpool Head of Sales for the Americas. Pratt will be based out of FSM's newly opened N.Y. office. She will report directly to FSM President MARK LEV and work in close collaboration with Liverpool CCO BILLY HOGAN (FSM).

ON CAMPUS: USC named Rutgers Senior Associate AD & Chief Compliance Officer PAUL PERRIER Deputy AD. Perrier is the first athletics administrator to be hired by interim AD DAVE ROBERTS as USC continues its search for a new full-time AD (USC)....Rutgers Athletics is restructuring its business unit, which will see Associate AD/Finance & Administration KEVIN VANDERZEE transition to Associate AD/Team Operations & Services. Meanwhile, the school also promoted Business Manager of Finance & Administration JUSTIN DIPOTO and Business Office Manager LORI NESTA to Assistant ADs/Finance (Rutgers).

EXECS: Hibbett Sports named Ciner Resources CFO SCOTT HUMPHREY interim CFO, effective Sept. 29. Humphrey will replace CHRISTINE SKOLD, who "fulfilled her contract term" (, 9/26)....Disney named Lending Tree CMO BRAD WILSON Exec VP/Performance Marketing for Disney+ & ESPN+. He will report to Disney Streaming Services President MICHAEL PAULL (, 9/26)....Paciolan promoted VP/Business Development CHRISTIAN LEWIS to Senior VP/Business Development and Dir of Client Partners DEANA BARNES to VP/Client Engagement (Paciolan)....USA Hockey named former U.S. Hockey League Dir of Communications AARON WESTENDORF Dir of Communications (USAH)....Proskauer elected Partner STEVEN ELLIS as Chair commencing at the end of January '20. Ellis will succeed JOSEPH LECCESE (Proskauer Rose)....Former Lakers Dir of Player Personnel RYAN WEST will "help the Clippers this season." A source said that though "not a full-fledged addition to the front office, West has been contracted by the team to scout prospects at the NBA and college levels." West "left the Lakers in July after spending a decade with the franchise" (L.A. TIMES, 9/26).

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