The ATP today formally announced that MASSIMO CALVELLI will be its new CEO, effective Jan. 1. Calvelli, who has headed up Nike's tennis marketing since '14, will will work closely with fellow Italian ANDREA GAUDENZI, who becomes the new ATP Chair on the same day. The two will serve in a new split role at the helm of the ATP, replacing the combined position of ATP Exec Chair & President, which is held by CHRIS KERMODE through the end of '19 (ATP).
EXECS: Houston-based ticket distribution company Eventellect named LISA WALKER Senior VP/College Athletics Business Development. Walker most recently led Paciolan's east coast college ticketing business development efforts (Eventellect)....UMBC named Central Connecticut State AD BRIAN BARRIO to the same position (BALTIMORE SUN, 12/11)....Western Carolina AD RANDY EATON, who has been with the school since '11, will no longer serve in that role, effective immediately. The school also will not be renewing his contract, which expires in June '20. Until a permanent AD is named, WCU athletics staff will report to Vice Chancellor of Administration & Finance MIKE BYERS (WCU)....The Braves named Padres Assistant Dir of Player Development BEN SESTANOVICH Assistant GM (SAN DIEGO UNION-TRIBUNE, 12/11)....The PGA of America and PGA Frisco named Valhalla Golf Club Golf Course Superintendent ROGER MEIER the first-ever Senior Dir of Golf Maintenance Operations (PGA).
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