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People: Erie Bayhawks fill out front office

Editor's note: This story is revised from the print edition.


The NBA D-League’s Erie Bayhawks promoted Brett Folga to vice president of business operations and Sean Peebles to senior account executive. The team also hired Jason Vaughan as manager of promotions and client services and Kay Lampe and Jared Eller as account executives.

Erik Kaminski was named director of new media and communications for the Northeast Conference. Kaminski was assistant director of athletic communications at Mercyhurst College.

The University of Alabama at Birmingham hired Coleman Barnes as associate athletic director for development, Timothy Garner assistant athletic director for financial affairs and Brad Smith as assistant athletic director for marketing.

Duquesne University hired Nicole Imbrogno as assistant director of marketing and promotions. Imbrogno was an athletics marketing and promotions graduate assistant at the University of Memphis for the past two years.

Florida State University promoted Jason Pappas to associate athletic director for student-athlete academic services, Brandi Stuart to associate athletic director for student services, John Lata to assistant athletic director for student services and Ryan Pensy to assistant athletic director for digital media.

Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis hired Gail Barksdale as associate athletic director of internal operations and senior woman administrator.

The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics hired Eric Olson as director of championships, Elizabeth Rine as controller and Chesney Allen as manager of legislative services.

Pepperdine University hired Karina Siam Herold as associate athletic director in charge of marketing and Brian Barrio as associate athletic director for compliance.

Syracuse University hired Herman Frazier as deputy athletic athletics and chief of staff. Frazier was senior associate athletic director at Temple University.

Western Carolina University hired Todd Lawing as associate athletic director for internal operations. Lawing was most recently senior executive associate athletic director and director of NCAA compliance at Lenoir-Rhyne University.

Adam Duvendeck was named manager of The Home Depot Center’s Velodrome and Event Center.

SPIRE Institute hired John Hawks as director of volleyball. Hawks is U.S. men’s junior volleyball coach and Long Beach State University men’s assistant volleyball coach.

The American Hockey League hired Joe Banach and Kristen Krasinskas as marketing services coordinators.


IMG College hired Gerald J.W. Jones as general manager of Pitt IMG Sports Marketing for the University of Pittsburgh, Tom Stipes as general manager of Georgia Tech IMG Sports Marketing and Bea Santana-Lich as general manager of Miner IMG Sports Marketing for the University of Texas, El Paso.

Intersport hired Adam D’Andrea as senior director of content and development. D’Andrea was senior manager of business development and programming at NASCAR Media Group.

Learfield Sports hired Shawn Killebrew as account executive for Badger Sports Properties at the University of Wisconsin, Brian Rhame as account executive for MVC Sports Properties with the Missouri Valley Conference and Alli McClure as account executive for Rupp Arena Sports & Entertainment Properties.

Nelligan Sports Marketing hired Brian Teter as

general manager at Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne and Tim Statezni as general manager at California State University, Bakersfield.

VF Licensed Sports Group promoted Ken Wood and Mike Pardini to vice presidents of sales.

NASCAR Media Group hired Evan Parker as director of entertainment integration development. Parker was director of sports and entertainment marketing for Matter.

The Tulsa World hired Michael Peters as sports editor. Peters has been the high school sports editor for the Houston Chronicle for the past three years.


The Columbus Crew hired Clark Beacom as vice president of ticket sales, Will Bennett as creative services manager and Rebecca Voss as group sales account executive.

Sporting Goods and Apparel
The Topps Co. hired Michael Bramlage as vice president of digital to oversee and develop the company’s digital strategy.

C4 Waterman, a stand-up paddle and surfboard company, hired Ty Zulim as global sales manager.

GRAF Canada, a hockey skates and equipment manufacturer, hired Dave Smallwood as vice president of U.S. sales and marketing.

The Facility Operations Managers Association elected Washington Capitals assistant director of operations Jamie Gibson as president.

The National Association of Tournament Directors hired Louise Waxler as president and chief executive officer and Mike Chandler as vice president of sports industry relations.

The Bank of America Chicago Marathon hired Robin Monsky as director of media relations, a position she held from 1997 to 2000.

Awards and Boards
Bret Jones was elected to the Breeders’ Cup board of directors. Robert Manfuso and Richard Santulli were re-elected to the board.

Dick Enberg will be given the Eugene L. Scott Award at The Legends Ball benefiting the International Tennis Hall of Fame. The award is given to those who embody Scott’s commitment to communicating honestly and critically about the game.

Mike Bobinski, athletic director at Xavier University, was named chairman of the NCAA men’s basketball committee.

The Broward Health Foundation named Florida Panthers President and COO Michael Yormark vice chair.

Peter Jacobsen was named the winner of the Old Tom Morris Award by the Golf Course Superintendents Association of America.

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