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People: Executive transactions

The Atlanta Braves promoted Bruce Manno to vice president and assistant general manager of player development, John Coppolella to assistant general manager, Paul Adams to vice president of ticket sales, Jim Allen to vice president of corporate partnerships, Gus Eurton to vice president of marketing and Eric Perestuk to vice president of facility operations.

The independent Atlantic League’s Camden (N.J.) Riversharks promoted Adam Lorber to president and general manager and Lindsay Rosenberg to assistant general manager.

The Milwaukee Brewers promoted Eduardo Brizuela to director of Latin America operations/scouting and Manny Batista to director of Latin America scouting.

The Los Angeles Dodgers named Gerry Hunsicker senior adviser for baseball operations. Hunsicker was senior vice president of baseball operations for the Tampa Bay Rays.

The WNBA’s Los Angeles Sparks named Vincent Malcolm team president and gave general manager Penny Toler the title of executive vice president. Malcolm was the managing director of The Malcolm Group.

The Harlem Globetrotters promoted Brett Meister to senior vice president of communications.

The University of Delaware named Eric Ziady director of athletics and recreation services. Ziady was senior associate athletic director for business operations at Boston College.

The University of Detroit Mercy promoted Drew Westrick to director of athletic facilities.

Clark Davis is stepping down as vice chairman of HOK, effective Nov. 1.

C&S Family Sports named Wade Welsh president of its yet-to-be-named Chicago-area ECHL hockey team. Welsh was vice president and general manager of the Kalamazoo (Mich.) Wings.


The Aspire Group named Daria Bradshaw and Jordan Thompson as sales consultants for Georgia Tech athletics.

Learfield Sports named Lance Gerlach manager of business development for its Buffalo Sports Properties at the University of Colorado.

Premier Partnerships promoted Stephanie Cheng to vice president of marketing services.


Rogers Media promoted Dale Hooper to senior vice president of marketing and consumer insights and named Jack Tomik chief sales officer, effective Nov. 1.

CONCACAF named Jurgen Mainka director of communications and marketing. Mainka was vice president of communications and community relations for the New York Red Bulls.

Sporting Goods and Apparel
New Balance hired Lamar Lee as team uniform brand manager. Lee was the owner and founder of Star Custom Uniforms.

Sports Commissions and Tourism Boards
The Delaware Sports Commission named Matthew Robinson chairman of the commission and Jerry DuPhily treasurer. Michael Petit de Mange, Terry Rubritz, Andrew Bero, Robert Cilento and Samantha Huge were named to the commission’s board of directors and Kim Gomes, Jason Anderson, Victor Schimp, Jeffrey Robinson and Amy Colbourn were appointed as committee chairs.

The Topps Co. promoted Michael Brandstaedter to chief operational officer.

Glory Sports International hired Graeme White as chief operating officer of the kickboxing league Glory World Series.

USA Swimming hired Geri Woessner as business development manager. Woessner was group sales manager at the Colorado Springs Sky Sox.

New York Road Runners promoted Peter Ciaccia to executive vice president of event development and broadcast production; Michael Capiraso to executive vice president of operations, administration and strategy; Kerin Hempel to vice president of strategy and planning; and Thomasin Bentley to director of new business development and media sales.

Awards and Boards
XOS Digital named Rear Adm. Thomas Lynch to its board of directors.

The Football Association named David Gill vice chairman. Gill is chief executive of Manchester United.

People news
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