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People: Executive transactions


The Baltimore Orioles promoted Neil Aloise to vice president of ticketing and fan services, Greg Bader to vice president of communications and marketing and Mike Hoppes to vice president of finance.

The Houston Astros hired David Stearns as assistant general manager. Stearns was director of baseball operations for the Cleveland Indians.

The Pittsburgh Pirates hired Bill Livesey as senior adviser to general manager Neal Huntington.

The Golden State Warriors promoted Stevie Gray to senior director of ticket operations, Dan Martinez to senior director of communications, Kevin Cote to director of digital marketing, Abusheri Ohwofasa to director of community relations, Andy Fahey to manager of digital marketing, R.C. Davis to senior producer, Chris Gilbert to senior manager of ticket operations, Greg Uhrik to senior manager of suite sales, Jeanne McGrath to manager of suite services, Melissa Viceral Beach to manager of ticket services, Ron Cobb to manager of payroll, Marco Nicola to coordinator of game operations and Andrew Loomis to assistant general manager of the Santa Cruz Warriors.


Capital Fiduciary Advisors hired Matthew Ramos as director and relationship manager.

The PGA of America named Sandy Cross director of women’s and new market initiatives.

The National Lacrosse League’s Washington Stealth hired Mike

McQuaid as vice president of communications.

Shamrock Sports & Entertainment hired Rob Coppola as vice president of partnerships and analytics.

Cartan Corp. promoted Daniel Gamba to executive vice president.

Home Team Sports promoted Nicole Labrow to manager of partnership development.

The Aspire Group promoted Tom French to manager of the Fan Relationship Management Center for Seton Hall Athletics and hired Kayla Cilenti, Brian Fischer and Anthony Ricci as sales consultants.

Legends hired John Ruzich as senior vice president and general counsel. Ruzich was senior vice president of business and legal affairs/general counsel for DreamWorks Classics.


The USA Today Sports Media Group hired Dino Markus as director of video for USA Today Sports and Derek Samson as director of content for USA Today High School Sports. Markus was an executive digital video consultant, and Samson was the assistant managing editor for

Comcast SportsNet Houston hired Steve Bunin as an anchor and reporter. Bunin was an anchor for ESPN.

Comcast SportsNet Mid-Atlantic hired Gary Williams as a college basketball analyst. Williams was men’s basketball coach at the University of Maryland.

Sporting Goods and Apparel

TaylorMade named Josh Talge vice president of global brand marketing. Talge was brand manager for Procter & Gamble’s Old Spice brand.

The National Sporting Goods Association named Dustin Dobrin director of research and information.

The Boys and Girls Clubs of America hired Bill Bright as director of government relations.

Horton Lees Brogden Lighting Design hired Jeffrey Miller as a design principal.

People news
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