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People: Tumminia named executive of the year

The Cape Cod League’s Bourne Braves named Daniel Kroening assistant to the executive board.

The Negro Leagues Baseball Museum hired Bob Kendrick as president.

The Minnesota Timberwolves hired Alecia Rose as director of human resources. Rose was human resources administrator at the University of Chicago.

Bowie State University named women’s basketball coach Donna Polk associate athletic director for compliance.

The University of Maine named Steve Abbott athletic director. Abbott has been the interim athletic director since August.

Oregon State University promoted Marianne Vydra, Bob Clifford and Mark Spencer to senior associate athletic directors; John Cheney, Steve Fenk and Linda Hurd to associate athletic directors; and Jacque Bruns, Cecil Hairston and Nikki Pruett to assistant athletic directors.

Charlotte Collegiate Football hired Angela Butler as director of ticket operations. Butler was a ticket operations executive at Charlotte Motor Speedway.

The Philadelphia Eagles hired Carla Caceres as a tour guide and sales associate.

Momentum Worldwide hired Adrienne Scordato as vice president and director of global communications. Scordato was previously the public relations and corporate communications manager for T3.

GMR Marketing promoted Dave Mullins to director of client development and hired Jackie Adkins as account coordinator for the Lowe’s account.

BooneOakley hired Greg Johnson as chief marketing officer and senior vice president.

Strategic hired Dan Conti as account executive. Conti worked as a junior agent at Vision Sports Group.

Greg Cohen, president, chief operating officer and director of The Empire Sports and Entertainment, is stepping down.

Jay Marciano was hired as CEO of AEG Europe. Marciano was president of Madison Square Garden Entertainment.

James Murdoch was promoted to deputy chief operating officer and chairman and chief executive officer international of News Corp.


USA Swimming hired Talia Mark as marketing manager, Emily Silver as athlete relations manager, Amanda Rost as marketing manager of corporate services and Matt Whewell as public relations and digital communications coordinator.

The Philadelphia Union expanded manager Peter Nowak’s title to executive vice president of soccer operations.

The Columbus Crew hired Tom Bowden as director of fan retention and Bobby Camilleri as season-ticket account executive.

Major League Soccer hired former player Jeff Agoos as technical director of competition. Agoos was most recently technical director and sporting director for the New York Red Bulls.

Women’s Professional Soccer named Crystal Fukumoto as communications and social media specialist. Fukumoto was director of communications for FC Gold Pride.

Sporting Goods and Apparel
Volcom hired Dougall Walker as chief executive officer of Volcom Australia. Walker was co-founder and director of Firewire Surfboards Ltd.

iSportsConnect named 2MB Sports Management Chief Executive Officer Mark Blundell to the advisory board.

Robert Penner was named head of global TV distribution and U.S. media relations for 2011-12 Volvo Ocean Race.

Awards and Boards
Tyler Tumminia, vice president of marketing and operations for Goldklang Group, was named NYU’s Sports Business Society’s 2011 Executive of the Year.

Art Matin was elected chairman of the board of directors for Minor League Baseball’s Baseball Internet Rights Co. Matin is chief executive officer of Mandalay Baseball Properties.

Ken Schofield was named to the board of directors of the Asian Tour. Schofield was the executive director of the European Tour.

People news
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