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People: Executive transactions

The University of Delaware hired Rick Stumpf as associate athletic director for compliance. Stumpf was assistant athletic director for compliance at the University of South Florida.

Indiana University of Pennsylvania hired Steve Roach as associate athletic director of compliance. Roach was an associate athletic director at Millersville University.

California State University, Northridge hired Brandon Martin as athletic director. Martin was senior associate athletic director for administration at the University of Oklahoma.

Georgetown University promoted Dan O’Neil to senior associate athletic director for external affairs and hired Dan Trump as senior associate athletic director for internal operations. Trump was senior associate athletic director for compliance at the University of Maryland.

American University hired Billy Walker as director of athletics and recreation. Walker was deputy athletic director at the U.S. Air Force Academy.

Stanford University hired Kurt Svoboda as senior assistant athletic director of media relations and communications. Svoboda was an assistant athletic director at Harvard University.

The University of Miami (Fla.) hired Craig Anderson as associate athletic director for compliance. Anderson was assistant athletic director for compliance at North Carolina State University.

John Blanchard, University of North Carolina senior associate athletic director, retired after 25 years at the university.

Valparaiso University hired John Kuka as an associate athletic director and Matt LaBarbera as the associate director of annual giving for athletics. Kuka was director of athletics development at DePauw University, and LaBarbera worked with ticketing, donor management and email marketing solutions at NeuLion.

Fran Ganter, Penn State associate athletic director for football administration, retired after 46 years with program as a player, coach and administrator.    

Wheelock College hired Dwight Datcher as athletic director. Datcher was director of marketing for RBK Construction, and previously served as athletic director at Howard University.

Centerplate promoted Ashley Brown to vice president of specialty retail and David Winarski to vice president of human resources and hired Lila Kahn as director of marketing for the Centerplate Restaurant Group and John Johnson III as purchasing manager for facility management and design.

The Cleveland Browns hired Ray Farmer as assistant general manager, and named Michael Lombardi general manager. Farmer was director of pro personnel for the Kansas City Chiefs.

The Washington Redskins hired A.J. Smith as a senior executive. Smith was executive vice president and general manager for the San Diego Chargers.

The PGA Tour named Rick Anderson executive vice president of television and new media, David Pillsbury executive vice president of championship management and tournament business, Ty Votaw executive vice president and chief global communications officer and Allison Keller senior vice president of human resources and corporate affairs.

The Boston Bruins promoted Kate Green to human resources manager and hired Richard Yutkins as a fan relations representative. Yutkins was an inside sales representative for the Boston Celtics.

The Alberta Junior Hockey League promoted Ryan Bartoshyk to commissioner.

The Central Hockey League’s Denver Cutthroats hired Ben Rifkin as president. Rifkin was senior vice president of marketing and operations for the USA Pro Challenge cycling race.

IMG College promoted Matt Almond to general manager for Washington State IMG Sports Marketing and named Mike Kohler general manager for Cal IMG Sports Marketing at the University of California.

Engine Shop hired Jennifer Carper as a partner and chief client officer. Carper managed her own consulting practice, Eclipse Marketing.

Home Team Marketing promoted Christopher Spear to executive vice president of sales.

Turner Broadcasting named Justin Williams vice president of digital for TNT and TBS. Williams was senior director and general manager of for Turner Sports.

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