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People: Executive transactions

The Chicago Cubs promoted Tim Wilken to special assistant to the president/general manager and hired Jaron Madison as director of amateur scouting.

The Houston Astros named Mike Elias scouting director.

The WNBA’s Chicago Sky named Julie Seyller vice president of ticket sales, service and marketing. Seyller was director of business development for the Chicago Wolves.

The Chicago Bulls hired Brian Hagen as assistant general manager. Hagen was director of player personnel for the New Orleans Hornets.

Husson University named baseball coach Jason Harvey assistant athletic director in charge of facilities and compliance. Harvey was assistant director of admissions.

The Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference hired Jordan Confessore as director of women’s basketball operations. Confessore was account executive/group sales manager at the Gazelle Group.

Bridgewater State University hired Marybeth Lamb as director of athletics.

The University of Texas at El Paso hired Julie Levesque as senior associate athletic director and senior woman administrator and Chris Park as associate athletic director for development and external operations and promoted Daniel Veale to director of marketing and promotions.

Daniel Hare will step down as athletic director at Western Oregon University effective Sept. 7.

Oregon State University named Dave Maggard special assistant to the athletic director. Maggard retired as athletic director at the University of Houston in 2009.

Seton Hall University promoted Bryan Felt to associate director of athletics for development and external affairs and Kelly O’Neil to assistant director of athletics for marketing and promotions and hired Jay Judge as assistant director of athletics for development.

MSG Entertainment named Nick Spampanato general manager of the Forum in Inglewood, Calif. Spampanato was general manager of the Beacon Theatre in New York City.

U.S. Bank named Steve Vogel a vice president for its Professional Sports Group. Vogel was a director for Bank of America Merrill Lynch’s Sports and Advisory Group.

The Baltimore Ravens hired Sandy Weil as director of football analytics.

Next Marketing promoted Linda Trocano to senior vice president of channel services and Seth Ferguson to vice president of events and operations.

IMG College hired Shane Hildreth as vice president of regional sales for the Southwest region, Kate Newton as director of brand activation and strategy, Kristine Schroeder as human resources director, Carolyn Center as general manager of Spider IMG Sports Marketing at the University of Richmond, Jaime Thomas as regional sales strategist, Odis Lloyd as vice president of new business development for the Collegiate Licensing Co., George Smalley as general manager for Thundering Herd IMG Sports Marketing at Marshall University and Jason Garrow as director of sponsor services. IMG Learfield Ticket Solutions hired Shayne Donohue as general manager at the University of Pittsburgh.

Premier Sports Management named Mike Goff chief marketing officer. Goff was vice president of corporate marketing at Sprint Nextel.

Sporting Goods and Apparel
Burton Snowboards promoted Anne-Marie Dacyshyn to vice president of marketing.


The V Foundation for Cancer Research hired Susan Braun as chief executive officer, effective Sept. 17. Braun was the executive director at Commonweal.

Sports Systems hired Meghan Bertovich as PressPass service manager. Bertovich was assistant commissioner for women’s basketball operations and NCAA championships at the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference.

WWE hired Perkins Miller as executive vice president of digital media. Miller was chief operating officer and founding member of Vocativ.

People news
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