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People: Executive transactions

The Cleveland Cavaliers named Koby Altman pro personnel manager. Altman was an assistant basketball coach at Columbia University.

The University of Chicago hired Brian Lang as athletics facilities manager, facilities services. Lang was the events/operations intern at Harvard University.

Providence College named Marcus Blossom associate athletic director for business, replacing Mac Hart, who resigned.

The University of Illinois named Rick Darnell senior associate athletic director for development and Loren Israel assistant athletic director for compliance.

The University of Miami named Michael Turner director of events. Turner was a facility utilization manager at Purdue University.

Lees-McRae College named Gene Renfro director of compliance. Renfro was sports information director at King College.

Warner Pacific College named Jamie Joss athletic director, effective Sept. 5. Joss was director of sales and operations for The Bleachers Corp.

Sarah Lawrence College hired Kristin Maile as athletic director. Maile was athletic director at Cedar Crest College.

High Point University promoted Bryan Weigel to director of external relations and named Mike Tuttle senior associate athletic director for facilities and operations and Jared Micklos assistant athletic director for internal operations.

Maritime College promoted Laura Mooney to associate athletic director for administration.

Gregory Williams stepped down as president of the University of Cincinnati.

The United States Football League named Lincoln Kennedy to its board of advisers. Kennedy is a broadcaster for Fox Sports Radio.

The Canadian Hockey League Players Association named Georges Laraque executive director.

The National Lacrosse League’s Washington Stealth named Cory Howerton vice president of sales. Howerton was president of the Arena Football League’s Georgia Force.

The Leverage Agency named Kevin McIntyre executive vice president and manager of sales. McIntyre returns to the agency after serving as vice president of global and digital media at Major League Gaming.

Front Row Marketing Services promoted Joe Marsh to director of finance, Bob Snyder to director of marketing and Jessica Donahue to marketing manager and hired Eddie Decker as manager of analytics.

MBF Global Media Consultants launched with Michael B. Fox as managing director. Fox was vice president of international advertising sales operations for ESPN.

Comcast Sportsnet Mid-Atlantic hired J. Michael Falgoust to cover the Baltimore Ravens. Falgoust was a reporter for USA Today.

Outdoor Channel hired Lorey Zlotnick as senior vice president of marketing. Zlotnick was senior vice president of marketing and on-air promotion for Fuel TV. named Matt Bean managing editor. Bean was vice president of digital product development at Rodale.

Univision Communications named Keith Turner president of advertising sales and marketing. Turner was senior vice president of media sales and sponsorship for the NFL.

Golf Channel named David Schaefer vice president of communications.

David Haslingden is stepping down as president of the Fox Networks Group at News Corp.

The IHRA named Robert Jaramillo to director of contingency sales.

Multiteam Organizations

Madison Square Garden hired T.J. Ciro as director of team sales focusing on Knicks, Rangers and Liberty. Ciro was in corporate sponsorship sales for the Philadelphia Eagles.

Colin Moynihan will step down as chairman of the British Olympic Association, effective in November.

Manchester City hired Ferran Soriano as chief executive. Soriano was chairman of Spanair and before that was chief executive and vice chairman of FC Barcelona.

Sporting Goods and Apparel
Janet Fox stepped down as senior vice president of sourcing for Under Armour.

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Pony Xpress Printing hired John Alexander as marketing director, Jason Atkinson as director of merchandise and Diane Atkinson as director of events.

Jeff Connor stepped down as chief executive officer of City Sports.

Michael McCormick stepped down as executive vice president of global sales and marketing for Columbia Sportswear.

Sports Commissions, Awards and Boards
The National Sporting Goods Association named Randy Hooper, John Parish Sr. and Rusty Saunders to join the 2013 class of the Sporting Goods Industry Hall of Fame.

The Hampton Roads Sports Commission promoted Morgan Lang to executive director and hired Gibby Eppler as manager of development.

The John McEnroe Tennis Academy named Peter Fleming associate academy director.

People news
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