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People: Executive transactions

The San Francisco Giants promoted Dick Tidrow to vice president and assistant general manager for player personnel, Bobby Evans to vice president and assistant general manager, John Barr to vice president and assistant general manager for scouting and international operations and Jeremy Shelley to vice president for pro scouting and player evaluation.

The NBA hired Greg Taylor as senior vice president of player development. Taylor was president and chief executive officer for the Foundation for Newark’s Future.

The Atlanta Falcons promoted Nick Polk to director of football operations.

The Tampa Bay Lightning hired Suzy O’Malley as manager of partnership development. O’Malley was vice president of the metro Tampa Bay market for the American Heart Association.


Wasserman Media Group hired Rodrigo Morales as vice president of global media-Latin America. Morales was commercial director for Chivas USA.

Nimbus Sport promoted Sunil Manocha to chief operating officer.

Todd Krumholz launched athlete/celebrity procurement agency JTK Talent. Krumholz was in-house counsel and director of athlete negotiations for Genesco Sports Enterprises.

USA Today hired Jimmy Hascup as a digital producer for sports. Hascup was an online sports producer for the Washington Times.

Multiteam Companies
Kroenke Sports & Entertainment hired Ryan Brach as senior vice president of partnership marketing. Brach was senior vice president of business development and broadcasting for the Portland Timbers.

Andy Hunt stepped down as chief executive of the British Olympic Association.

Football Federation Australia hired Russell Sargeant as Hyundai A-League general manager of operations. Sargeant was senior director of partnership marketing for Major League Soccer and Soccer United Marketing.

Manchester United promoted Richard Arnold to group managing director.

Sporting Goods and Apparel
Easton-Bell Sports named Terry Lee executive chairman and chief executive officer, Tim Mayhew president and chief operating officer and Bernie Doering senior vice president of global sales, IBD and action sports.

Kwik Goal hired Jamie Hartley as territory manager for Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Louisiana and Mississippi. Hartley was a co-founder of sales group Hartley-Wohlleber & Associates.

Ticket Evolution hired Greg Doran as president. Doran was chief executive officer for Tipspring.

Ryan O’Hara will step down as president and chief executive officer for The Topps Co. O’Hara will join the company’s board of directors and serve as a strategic adviser.

Executive search consultants Seiden Krieger Associates hired Ted Gregory as executive vice president and head of its sports search practice.

The Association of Surfing Professionals International named Paul Speaker chief executive officer.

Awards and Boards
USA Triathlon named Barrett Brandon, Susan Haag, Jacqueline McCook and Michael Wien to its board of directors.

People news
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