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People: Executive Transactions

The Southern League of Professional Baseball Clubs’ board of directors hired Lori Webb as Southern League president.

The Brooklyn Nets and Barclays Center named Jeff Gewirtz executive vice president of business affairs and chief legal officer, and promoted Travis Lee to creative director. Illiana Blackshear was promoted to hospitality and ticket administrator for Barclays Center.

Saint Joseph’s University promoted Don DiJulia to vice president for athletics and athletic director.

Stanford University named Bernard Muir athletic director. Muir was director of athletics and recreation services at the University of Delaware.

Kansas State University named Lindsey Babcock associate athletic director for compliance. Babcock was assistant commissioner of compliance and governance for the Atlantic Coast Conference.

North Georgia College and State University hired Milledge Austin as assistant athletic director for sports communication. Austin was the director of operations and media relations at Montana State University Billings.

The NCAA promoted Elisa Halpin to coordinator of men’s basketball championships, Amy Reis to associate director of championships and alliances, Liz Suscha to director of championships and alliances, and Keith Willard to assistant director of championships and alliances, and named George Mitchell independent athletics integrity monitor at Penn State. Nathan Hatch, Wake Forest University president, was elected chairman of the NCAA Division I board of directors, and Lou Anna Simon, Michigan State University president, was elected NCAA Executive Committee chairwoman.

The University of Arkansas
named Byron Hatch associate athletic director for business. Hatch was the director of championships and alliances for the NCAA.

Rice University hired Shulmith “Shu” Muthyala as general manager of ticket sales and services and Patrick Philpot as account executive.

Pace University hired Drew Brown as director of athletic development. Brown was director of alumni relations at Mercy College.

The University of Indianapolis hired Scott Young as associate athletic director for compliance, Bob Brubeck as director of facilities and operations and Jackie Paquette as senior woman administrator.

The University of Southern California named Steve Lopes chief operating officer and chief financial officer of the athletic department and promoted Tim Tessalone to senior associate athletic director of media relations, Hatcher Parnell to associate athletic director of operations, Marilee Pischel to associate athletic director and director of human resources, Monica Morita to assistant athletic director of student services, John Mosbach to assistant athletic director of academic advising and Gregory Millward to director of development.

Hampton University named Novelle Dickenson athletic director, Alexiss Robinson assistant athletic director and senior women’s administrator and Kristen Drummond compliance coordinator.

KemperSports and KemperLesnik hired Brian Milligan as chief financial officer. Milligan was chief financial officer at Business Only Broadband.

The United States Football League named hall of famer Marshall Faulk to its board of advisers.


IMG College promoted Jason Golden to assistant regional vice president of the Midwest region and named Don Berardini general manager at the University of Notre Dame property, Rick Barakat vice president of sales strategy and operations, Bryan Deierling vice president of regional sales for California and the Pacific Northwest region, Lee Douglas general manager of Gator IMG Sports Marketing, Joshua Gold national sales director, Mark Livingston general manager of Gonzaga IMG Sports Marketing and Ron Melnyk general manager of Michigan IMG Sports Marketing.

Dial Global and the NBC Sports Group hired Jack Silver as program director of NBC Sports Radio Network. Silver was program director for KLOS and KABC Radio in Los Angeles.

People news
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