People: Executive transactions
Cleveland Indians senior vice president of sales and business development Vic Gregovits stepped down from the position.
The University of Iowa hired Lyla Clerry as associate athletic director for compliance and Liz Tovar as associate athletic director for student-athlete academic support services. Clerry was assistant athletic director at Arizona State University, and Tovar was associate athletic director for student-athlete academic support services at Northern Illinois University.
The University of Massachusetts-Lowell promoted Kristi Stake to associate athletic director for compliance and student athlete services and named Tracy Ellis-Ward senior associate athletic director for internal operations. Ellis-Ward was director of the multicultural education center for Gonzaga University.
The University of Southern Mississippi named Bill McGillis athletic director. McGillis was executive associate athletic director at the University of South Florida.
Western Illinois University hired Tommy Bell as athletic director, effective Aug. 12. Bell was athletic director at Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne.
University of North Carolina Wilmington deputy director of athletics Pat Howey is retiring, effective Aug. 31.
Texas Christian University promoted Mike Sinquefield to associate athletic director for administration and Matt Lewis to director of football operations.
SMG Canada named Ken Noakes general manager for the new St. Catharines Spectator Facility in Ontario. Noakes was general manager at the K-Rock Centre in Kingston, Ontario.
The PGA of America named Calvin Fields account executive.
The U.S. Golf Association named Joe Sprague director of regional affairs for the Northeast. Sprague was executive director for the Massachusetts Golf Association.
The Central Hockey League’s St. Charles (Mo.) Chill hired Lou Siville as vice president of sales and marketing.
IMG College named Tim Shannehan vice president of national sales. Shannehan was vice president of sales for luxury travel company Inspirato.
Comcast SportsNet hired Scott Bair as a reporter covering the Oakland Raiders. Bair covered the San Diego Padres for MLB.com and The Associated Press.
Fox Sports named Roy Hamilton senior vice president of talent development; Judy Boyd, Kent Camera and Jacob Ullman vice presidents of production; Michael Hughes executive producer for “Fox Sports Live”; and Azzie Mackenzie, Bardia Shah-Rais and Brad Zager coordinating producers for Fox Sports 1.
Time Warner named Joseph Ripp chief executive officer, effective in September. Ripp was chief executive officer of OneSource Information Services.
The NHRA hired Taylor Parkerson as sales and marketing manager at Atlanta Dragway.
IRG Sports & Entertainment hired Daniel Carpenter as business development consultant, Aidy Alonzo as vice president of marketing and communications and Hillary O’Brian as vice president of finance and administration.
Major League Soccer and Soccer United Marketing named Susan Fiore legal counsel, Ken Garland senior operations developer for MLS Digital, Jennifer Carroll director of human resources, Pablo Zárate Fuentes director of SUM International, Ryan Gmerek analyst for strategic planning and research, Andrew Ju staff accountant, Samuel Harrington publisher relations account manager for MLS Digital Properties, Robert Hines community relations manager for MLS Works, Lauren Brophy manager of corporate communications, Susan Marschall coordinator of sports communications, Clarisse Bidad digital designer for MLS Creative Services, and Steve Mandelbaum designer for MLS Creative Services.
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