People: Executive transactions
The Arizona Diamondbacks named Travis Rockey business intelligence developer.
The Class A South Atlantic League’s Greenville (S.C.) Drive named Levi Palmer manager of ticket operations.
Tod Rosensweig stepped down as vice president of corporate partnerships for the New Orleans Hornets.
The Memphis Grizzlies and FedEx Forum named Toiaya Crawford corporate communications coordinator. Crawford handled event marketing and communications for the Tampa Bay Lightning and the Tampa Bay Times Forum.
Virginia Commonwealth University hired Ed McLaughlin as athletic director. McLaughlin was athletic director at Niagara.
Jacksonville University named Brad Edwards athletic director. Edwards was athletic director at Newberry College.
Steve Dennis will step down as athletic director of Troy University on Sept. 30.
Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course hired Michael Evranian as manager of business development.
The Detriot Lions hired Elizabeth Parkinson as senior vice president of marketing and partnerships. Parkinson was senior vice president of marketing and communications for the Michigan Economic Development Corp.
The Symetra Tour’s Symetra Classic named Mike Fresina tournament director.
The Toronto Maple Leafs hired Steve Staios as player development adviser. Staios was a defenseman for the New York Islanders.
IEG Consulting Group named Michael Wright chief growth officer.
NBC Sports Group named Dan Steir senior vice president of production and senior coordinating producer for NBC Sports and NBC Sports Network. Steir was senior coordinating producer for ESPN.
Fox Sports hired Eddie George and Joey Harrington as analysts for the Fox college football studio team.
NESN hired Joseph Maar as vice president of programming and production and executive producer.
Outside Television named Christopher Crowley executive producer.
Palace Sports & Entertainment and the Detroit Pistons hired Bob Feller as executive vice president and chief financial officer. Feller was chief financial officer for Scientific Learning.
The Columbus Crew promoted Tyler Hill to season ticket account executive and
Sporting Goods and Apparel
Running shoe company On named Jonathan Cook, John Jeub, Amy Johnson, Jon Madsen, Cyle Sage and Max Smith to its sales force.
The Kay Yow Cancer Fund named Nora Lynn Finch, ACC associate commissioner for women’s basketball operations and senior woman administrator, president and Sherri Coale, Coquese Washington and Carol Stiff to its board of directors, effective Sept. 1.
Tickets.com named Jennifer Zick vice president of business development.
L&S Advisors hired Jonathan Drubner as associate director. Drubner was the head writer and producer for the ESPY Awards and host and producer of “ESPN Road Trip.”
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