People: Executive transactions
The San Diego Padres promoted Ben Roller to director of CRM and ticket analytics and named David Holtzman director of communications. Holtzman was director of media relations for the Kansas City Royals.
The Philadelphia 76ers named Sam Hinkie president of basketball operations and general manager. Hinkie was executive vice president of basketball operations for the Houston Rockets.
Rice University promoted Chad Kocian to associate athletic director for sales and marketing.
Illinois State University promoted Larry Lyons to athletic director, replacing Gary Friedman, who resigned effective June 30.
Virginia Military Institute Athletic Director Donny White will retire effective Nov. 15.
Global Spectrum and Madison Square Garden named Chris Lawrence general manager of the American Hockey League’s Hartford (Conn.) Wolf Pack, XL Center and Rentschler Field. Lawrence was general manager of the Glen Falls Civic Center.
The Kansas City Chiefs named Marvin Allen director of college scouting. Allen was a national scout for the Atlanta Falcons.
The Pittsburgh Steelers named Phil Kreidler college scouting coordinator, Ron Hughes senior assistant of college scouting, Dave Petett pro and college scout, Mark Bruener college scout, and Mike Butler BLESTO scout.
Awards and Boards
The Maryland Department of Agriculture named Jack Griswold Jr. and Karin DeFrancis to the Maryland Horse Industry Board. Ron MacNab, Eli Solomon and Dorothy Troutman were reappointed to the board of directors.
The Arizona Cardinals promoted Dru Grigson to director of college scouting, Quentin Harris to director of pro scouting, and Josh Scobey to pro scout. The Cardinals named Terry McDonough Eastern regional scout, John Mancini Midwest regional scout, Glen Fox and Darius Vinnett scouting assistants, and Debbie Pollom college scouting coordinator.
The University of Maryland-Baltimore County’s director of athletics, physical education, and recreation, Charles Brown, will retire from the position effective June 30.
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