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People: Executive transactions

Ball State University hired Bill Scholl as athletic director. Scholl was deputy athletic director at the University of Notre Dame.

Texas A&M-Corpus Christi named Scott Lazenby athletic director.

The University of Memphis hired Tom Bowen as athletic director. Bowen was athletic director at San Jose State University.


Daytona International Speedway promoted Jerry Mugerditchian to senior manager of tram operations and logistics.

NFL Media named Manish Jha general manager of mobile. Jha was president and chief executive officer of SkyWeaver.

Horse Racing
Keeneland President and Chief Executive Officer Nick Nicholson will retire, effective Sept. 1. Nicholson will be succeeded by Bill Thomason, who is now vice president and chief financial officer.


Scout Sports and Entertainment promoted Dan Parise to associate managing director, Adam Friedman to senior account executive and Nick Hamilton to account executive. Sam Mogilner was hired as director and Eric Martin as account coordinator.

BeCore hired Emily Duban as executive vice president of strategy and growth.


Wasserman Media Group hired Barry Hyde as executive vice president in its golf division. Hyde was chief marketing officer at the U.S. Golf Association. Megan Morgan was hired as a senior director in the division. Morgan was director of tour communications for Titleist.

3 Point Productions, a Seattle-based sports and live entertainment company, was recently founded and launched by Patrick Walker, Todd Albright and Matt Heuer.

French/West/Vaughan hired Ann Spencer as an account supervisor in its sports and entertainment practice area. Spencer was director of the sports management and strategic alliances department for Turning Stone Resort & Casino.

Green Savoree Racing Promotions launched Green Savoree Sports and Entertainment and hired Terry Angstadt as executive vice president and general manager.

Multiteam Companies

Palace Sports & Entertainment hired Sarah DeCiantis as director of corporate partner activation and services. DeCiantis was as an account director for McCann Erickson.

Sports Commissions and Tourism Boards
The National Senior Games Association named Heather Kurstin manager of special events. Kurstin was interim executive director of the Miami-Dade Sports Commission.

Florida Sports, a division of Enterprise Florida, named John Webb president and Greg Ungru vice president of development. Webb replaces Larry Pendleton, who is retiring.

Sporting Goods and Apparel
Fanatics hired Jamie Davis as president. Davis was formerly president of Versus.

Quiksilver promoted Ryan Scanlon to senior vice president of marketing and Scott Richards to creative director, and hired Taylor Whisenand as senior vice president of marketing operations for Quiksilver Americas.

Awards and Boards
The 2014 New York/New Jersey Super Bowl Host Committee added Jeffrey Sica, Sica Wealth Management president and chief investment officer, to the committee.

The CFL Winnipeg Blue Bombers named Liam Martin and Ossama AbouZeid to its board of directors.

People news
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