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Volume 25 No. 8
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Hornets' Flavil Hampsten Joining Sharks In New Exec VP Position

Hornets Senior VP/Sales & Database Marketing Flavil Hampsten is leaving the franchise to join the Sharks as Exec VP and Chief Sales & Marketing Officer. Hampsten begins his new job in mid-July and will report to Sharks COO John Tortora. Tortora: “The objective is for him to lead our already existing talented staff to continue to find new and greater revenue streams. We feel there is more opportunity from a revenue standpoint.” Hampsten’s job is a newly created position for the franchise. The Sharks used Turnkey Sports & Entertainment as the search firm to fill the job. Hampsten, an SBJ/SBD “Forty Under 40” winner this year, has worked for the Hornets since '10 and played a key role in the team’s rebranding. The Hornets have not yet named Hampsten’s replacement.