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People: Executive transactions


Atlanta Hall Management and the College Football Hall of Fame named John Stephenson Jr. president and chief executive officer.

Madison Sports Partnerships hired Sam Brashler as manager of corporate partnerships.

Learfield Sports named Joe Dellwo general manager of Penn State Sports Properties, Tom Koenigsfeld general manager of Xavier Sports Properties and Duffy House general manager of Hurricane Sports Properties at the University of Miami.

Home Team Sports hired Jack Burns, Victoria Toth and Alyssa Zeleznik as account executives. Burns was an account manager with NBC Universal Cable, Toth was an account executive at Current TV, and Zeleznik was an account executive at CBS Radio.

NESN named Mike Baker remote coordinating producer for Boston Red Sox broadcasts.

NFL Network promoted Mike Muriano to senior coordinating producer for event production, Ronit Larone to senior coordinating producer for studio production, Jim Cohen to senior coordinating producer for editorial, Matt Kallinger to production operations coordinating producer and Bardia Shah-Rais and Charlie Yook to coordinating producers.


Major League Soccer and Soccer United Marketing promoted Dave Mosca to vice president of club development and special projects, Chris Schlosser to vice president of MLS Digital, Tim Bezbatchenko to senior director of player relations and competition, Ali Curtis to senior director of player relations and competition, Will Kuhns to senior director of communications, Brian Keyrouze to senior designer, Jeff Berryhill to director of the MLS National Sales Center, Chris Mahadeo to manager of information technology, Jennifer Tunis to manager of human resources and benefits and Danny Urquia to manager of partnership marketing, and named Jessica Anderson coordinator of partnership marketing, Cristina Prado manager of SUM international properties, Vicky Mercado coordinator of international communications, Albert Lanzillo producer/editor for MLS Digital, Grant Cardillo director of research and Mauricio Cruz coordinator of player relations and competition.

US Youth Soccer promoted Todd Roby to director of marketing and communications and hired Ryan Loy, Steve Prince and Jennifer Rodriguez as communications coordinators.

Sporting Goods and Apparel
AstroTurf hired Anthony DiCicco as director of business development for soccer. DiCicco was chief executive officer for the SoccerPlus Cos.


Mylan World TeamTennis promoted Samantha Shaw to senior vice president of player recruiting and league operations, Jason Spitz to senior vice president of marketing and Rosie Crews to senior vice president of communications.

WWE promoted Michael Luisi to president of WWE Studios and named Monty Sarhan general counsel and senior vice president. Sarhan was senior vice president of business and legal affairs for Viacom Media Networks.

People news
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