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People: Executive transactions

The Class A Carolina League’s Salem Red Sox promoted Ryan Shelton to general manager and Allen Lawrence and Tim Anderson to vice presidents.


The Orlando Magic named Lisa Cotter vice president of marketing. Cotter was vice president of marketing for the Pebble Beach Co.

The University of Connecticut named Angie Cretors senior associate athletic director for NCAA rules education and compliance services. Cretors was associate director of enforcement for the NCAA.

The University of Massachusetts named Jana Spaulding assistant athletic director for communications and media relations. Spaulding was vice president of public and community relations for the NBA D-League Maine Red Claws.

The University of Rhode Island named Garrett Waller associate athletic director for development. Waller was executive director of the athletic association and director of major gifts at the University of Massachusetts.

The University of Miami promoted Brian Bowsher to assistant athletic director for digital strategy, Chris Yandle to assistant athletic director for communications, Amy Woodruff to associate communications director, and Lindy Sparby to director of marketing.

The University of North Florida hired Donna Kirk as senior associate athletic director for compliance and academics and senior woman administrator. Kirk was associate athletic director for compliance at Jacksonville University. UNF also hired Eric Nappy as associate athletic director for development, effective Sept. 23. Nappy was assistant director of athletics annual giving at the University of New Hampshire.

The University of Massachusetts-Lowell named Scott Dolch senior associate athletic director for external operations. Dolch was senior account executive at UConn IMG Sports Marketing.

The University of South Florida hired Brian Siegrist as associate athletic director for communications. Siegrist was associate media relations director at Penn State University.

McNeese State University named Bruce Hemphill athletic director.

California State University, Northridge, named Dawn Ellerbe associate athletic director of marketing, branding and fan development. Ellerbe was assistant athletic director of marketing at California State University, East Bay.

The Colonial Athletic Association promoted Steve Kanaby to associate commissioner for championships and Bobby Broyles to director of video services. CAA named Alex Souza director of video services and Donna Jones assistant director of compliance and student-athlete services. Souza was assistant video producer at Syracuse University, and Jones was graduate assistant for compliance at James Madison University.

Grambling State University named Aaron James athletic director.

High Point University promoted Craig Keilitz to vice president of athletics and named Eric Gabriel director of video operations for the men’s basketball team and Taylor Johnson assistant director of development. Johnson was assistant director of annual giving and alumni engagement at Greensboro College.

Alfred University promoted Tony Aquilina to assistant athletic director of internal operations.

Garnett Purnell retired as Wittenberg University director of athletics and recreation.

Western Kentucky University promoted Lindsay Boyden to associate athletic director for marketing and Michael Schroeder to assistant athletic director for communications. WKU hired Kyle Neaves as director of athletic communications and media relations, Robert Sampson and Whitney Tarpy as assistant directors, Larry Cash as assistant director of the Hilltopper Athletic Foundation, and Chelsie Cummings as ticket sales associate.

The Buffalo Bills named Gregg Brandon vice president and general counsel. Brandon was vice president and general counsel at XOS Digital/Collegiate Images.


The Century Club of San Diego named Julianne Alarcio pro-am and charity manager. Alarcio was an account coordinator at Davis Elen Advertising.

The Boston Bruins promoted Keith Gretzky to director of amateur scouting and named Keith Sullivan and P.J. Axelsson amateur scouts.

The Minnesota Wild promoted Aaron Sickman to media relations director and Ryan Stanzel to digital content manager, and named Frank Buonomo to the newly created position of senior director of team operation and business integration. Buonomo was director of marketing for Octagon Hockey. The Minnesota Wild Foundation named Rachel Schuldt executive director.


Learfield Sports named Gary Friedman general manager for its KFC Yum! Center Properties. Friedman was athletic director at Illinois State University.

Nelligan Sports Marketing named Chris Dunn director of sales at Providence University and Daryl Jasper general manager at the University of Rhode Island.

Goodyear named Jonathan Norman marketing manager of sponsorships. Norman was senior director of client strategy for GMR Marketing.


Jeff Yocom launched executive recruiting firm Marquee Search. Yocom was senior vice president of executive search at Game Face.

DC Media named Greg Economou executive vice president and chief revenue officer for Dick Clark Productions. Economou was executive vice president of revenue performance at MSG.

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