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People: Executive transactions

The Portland Trail Blazers named Dewayne Hankins vice president of marketing and digital. Hankins was senior director of digital strategy at AEG Sports.

Austin Peay University Athletic Director Dave Loos is stepping down from the position. Loos will continue in his role as men’s basketball coach.

The University of Maryland promoted Carrie Blankenship to assistant athletic director of championships and community engagement.

The University of North Carolina Pembroke named Dick Christy athletic director. Christy was associate athletic director for external relations at North Carolina State University.

The University of North Carolina Wilmington named Rob Aycock senior associate athletic director and executive director of the Seahawk Club. Aycock was associate athletic director for external relations at High Point University.


Fields Inc. promoted Pete Fox to vice president of quality assurance, Jeff Scott to operations manager and Michael Harris to senior project manager.

ANC Sports Enterprises hired Shawn Dunbar as senior motion graphics designer, Jerry Cifarelli Jr. as account executive for new business development, Joe Occhipinti as junior account executive for client services and Kelly Whipple as communications and marketing assistant. A.J. Faxel was promoted to vice president of operations and client services, and Dan Fumai was named executive vice president of finance and operations. Malik Khan was named vice president of projects and integration, Shane Chinnon-Rhoden deployment specialist, Greg Terlizzi director of client services and new business development, Garett Hickman technical support manager and Bryce Fitzpatrick operations assistant.

Turner Construction Co. promoted Robert Rayborn to vice president.

True Capital Management named Lisa Barringer director of business management and Joseph Lum client relations associate.

Bill Prescott resigned as chief financial officer for the Jacksonville Jaguars but will remain on as an adviser to Kelly Flanagan, the Jaguars’ new vice president of finance and planning.

Golf Digest named Molly Baldwin editorial operations director for Baldwin was group director of Conde Nast productions.


Full House Sports Marketing promoted Brandon Steffek to director of sales.

Buffalo Communications promoted Scott Leightman to public relations director and Glenn Gray to public relations manager.

Cenergy named Clive Maclean executive vice president. Maclean was chief executive officer of Havas 4D Chicago.

Engine Shop named Beth Accardi account executive. Accardi was the director of premium services for the New York Giants.

IMG College promoted Kary Brock to vice president of marketing.

Las Vegas Events named Ashleigh Stevens corporate marketing coordinator.

Madison Sports Partnerships named Mark Iandolo sponsorship sales and marketing coordinator and Ian Shaw human resources assistant.

U/S Sports Advisors named Marcus Fischer director of business development. Fischer was sales director for the global events division of Octagon.

Yolanda Jackson launched female athlete marketing and promotions firm Yolanda L. Jackson & Associates. Jackson was senior director of athlete marketing and promotions at the Women’s Sports Foundation.


ESPN promoted Adam Smith to vice president of digital ad operations in its sales and marketing business operations team.

MLB Network promoted Lou Barricelli to media relations specialist.

Comcast SportsNet promoted Jason Liu to local sales manager.

Back9Network named Steven Shaw vice president of production

and operations.

Fox Sports Media Group promoted Kai Dhaliwal to senior vice president of business and legal affairs.

Campus Insiders named Bonnie Bernstein vice president of content and brand development.

Comcast SportsNet promoted Marsha Perez to research manager.

Golf Channel hired Jeff Cravens as general manager of Golf Channel Digital and promoted Mike Lowe to vice president of product development and user experience.

Sportsman Channel hired Marc Fein as executive vice president for programming and production.


Sporting Kansas City promoted Chris Flynn to manager of group sales; Zack Robinson, Casey Miles and Beth Brittain to senior account executives; and Josh Frishberg, Darin Canova and Deanna Repollet to account executives.

Sporting Goods and Apparel
Nike’s Jordan Brand hired Sarah Mensah as senior director of strategic planning. Mensah was formerly chief operating officer for the Portland Trail Blazers.

Puma hired Shirley Justice as general manager of global sourcing. Justice was director of sustainable manufacturing and sourcing materials for Nike.

City Sports named Ted Manning chief merchandising officer. Manning was the executive vice president of Eastern Mountain Sports.

Lululemon Chief Product Officer Sheree Waterson is stepping down from the position.

Awards and Boards
The Andy Roddick Foundation named to its board of directors foundation chairman Andy Roddick, foundation CEO Jeff Lau, Billie Jean King, Paul Bell, Andy Esparza, Maria Farahani and Phillip Meyers.

People news
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