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People: Executive transactions

East Carolina University named J. Batt senior associate athletic director and executive director of the Pirate Club. Batt was the associate athletic director and executive director of the Terrapin Club at the University of Maryland.

The University of Minnesota Duluth named Josh Berlo athletic director. Berlo was the senior athletic director for guest relations and event marketing at the University of Notre Dame.

The University of New Orleans named Charles Small assistant athletic director of student-athlete enrichment. Small was an academic counselor with the University of Pittsburgh athletic department.

Utah State University named Waqa Damuni assistant athletic director for football operations. Damuni was the associate director of academic support at the University of Arkansas.

Clemson University named Graham Neff associate athletic director for business operations and chief financial officer and Steve Duzan associate athletic director for athletic academic services. Neff was associate athletic director for Middle Tennessee State University, and Duzan was assistant athletic director and director of student-athlete academic services for Florida State University.

Greg Economou stepped down from the position of Madison Square Garden executive vice president of revenue performance.

The Canadian Football League promoted Michael Copeland to president and chief operating officer.

The Columbus Blue Jackets promoted Sean Tobin to season-ticket account executive and hired Doug Vinci as corporate development sales coordinator.


Matter Inc. hired Erin Weinberg as deputy managing director for the firm’s New York office and Liz Coughlin as deputy managing director for its Los Angeles office.

Repucom International senior vice president Tom Boehm is no longer with the company.

Home Team Marketing promoted Sarah Corr to associate account supervisor and hired Kirby Becker as account executive.

NBC Universal named Adam Freifeld vice president of internal communications. Freifeld was vice president of communications for NBC Sports Group.

Sony named Joni Maybury strategic partnership manager for PlayStation. Maybury was account supervisor of sponsorship and product and event marketing for GMR Marketing.

Sony Computer Entertainment America named Andrew Wamugi account manager for strategic business development in the Video Services Group. Wamugi was associate marketing manager for digital media for ESPN.


The National Athletic Trainers’ Association named David Saddler executive director.

Awards and Boards
Special Olympics Wisconsin appointed Paul Baniel chairman of the board of directors. Baniel is vice president of finance and administration for the Green Bay Packers.

SiriusXM appointed Liberty Media CEO Greg Maffei chairman and named Discovery Communications CEO David Zaslav and Liberty Media board member Evan Malone as members on its board of directors.

The National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame named Bob Vecchione, National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics executive director, to its board of directors.

The Oregon Sports Authority elected Linda Williams board president and Jim Bridges and Robb Walther to its board of directors.

The Gator Bowl Association named Andy Pradella chairman and Vince McCormack chair-elect.

International Speedway Corp. named Sonia Green and Larry Woodard to its board of directors.  Green was most recently vice president of marketing and sales at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts, and Woodard is president and CEO of Graham Stanley advertising.

People news
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