IAN STEWART joined Yachting New Zealand as its high performance director. Stewart will be tasked with delivering Olympic and world championship success. He replaced JEZ FANSTONE, who resigned last November after eight years, highlighted by the 2016 Olympics when New Zealand sailors won a record-equaling four medals (Yachting New Zealand). ... Fox Sports hired BRIAN STRONG as SVP/brand communications, a new role that will see him push the Fox Sports brand through various entertainment and digital PR campaigns. He will report to EVP/Communications TERRI HINES and will start on Monday. Strong comes to Fox Sports from Nike, where he was director of communications. He also has spent time with N.Y.-based agencies HL Group and Dan Klores Communications. He started his career as a CBS Sports researcher (John Ourand, Staff Writer).