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People: Executive transactions

Baseball Hall of Fame Senior Vice President Bill Haase retired.

The Cincinnati Reds promoted Dave Collins to director of sponsorship development.

The Miami Marlins named Ryan McCoy vice president of sales and service. McCoy was senior vice president of sales and service for Sunrise Sports & Entertainment.

The Minnesota Twins promoted Rob Antony to vice president and assistant general manager, Mike Clough to vice president of ticket sales and service, Paul Froehle to vice president of ticket operations, Nancy O’Brien to vice president of brand marketing, Dan Starkey to senior director of ballpark development, Sean Harlin to director of major league video, Chris Iles to director of corporate and digital communications, Sam Henschen to senior manager of Twins productions, Brandon Johnson to senior manager of business intelligence and analytics, and Dana Minion to senior manager of ballpark maintenance.

The Class A Carolina League’s Myrtle Beach Pelicans named Nathan Barnett media relations manager and broadcaster. Barnett was announcer for the Frisco RoughRiders.

The Milwaukee Brewers promoted Bob Hallas to vice president of stadium operations, Teddy Werner to vice president of business development and Michael Boettcher to grounds director.

The Seattle Storm named Kyle Waters vice president of ticket sales and service and Kenny Dow senior manager of marketing. Waters was general manager of ticket sales and service for Collegiate Consulting at Purdue University, and Dow was assistant athletic director for marketing and head cheerleading coach at Portland State University.

The Charlotte Bobcats hired Kyle Caddell as vice president of marketing and partnerships. Caddell was director of sponsor sales and services for the Carolina Panthers.

The Houston Rockets hired Gersson Rosas as executive vice president of basketball operations.

College of the Holy Cross named Nathan Pine athletic director, effective Feb. 1. Pine is deputy athletic director at the University of Maryland.

Duquesne University promoted Nicole Bucholtz to director of marketing and promotions.

Marquette University Athletic Director Larry Williams left the position.

Rutgers University hired Sarah Baumgartner as senior associate athletic director. Baumgartner was associate athletic director for development and men’s basketball supervisor at the University of Missouri.


Skanska USA named John Reich project executive on the Sports Center of Excellence team. Reich was project executive for Satterfield and Pontikes Construction.

Sonoma Raceway promoted Jennifer Imbimbo to senior manager of media and community relations.

The Oakland Raiders promoted Airikuh Anderson and Willie McHargue to directors of corporate sponsorship sales, Jason Andrea to manager of corporate sponsorship sales, Farnoush Ansari to director of client services and corporate partnerships, and Zoe Panayides, Ronan Baynes and David Manley to managers of client services for corporate partnerships.

The Columbus Blue Jackets promoted Carmelo Marzullo to season ticket service coordinator, Caitlin Reagan to partnership account specialist and Erica Ganyard to account executive.

Jackson Lewis named Gene Marsh Of Counsel.

GMR Marketing account executive Ward Gibson stepped down from the position to join an IT recruiting firm.

U/S Sports Advisors named Ronda Hite controller. Hite was chief financial officer for iHoops.

Octagon promoted John Shea to president of Octagon Marketing Americas, Arnold Wright, Lou Kovacs and Derek Aframe to executive vice president, and Mary Lobbestael, Andre Schunk and Kami Taylor to senior vice president.

Palace Sports & Entertainment named Jim Ross executive vice president of business operations and strategy. Ross was senior vice president of business development for the Cleveland Browns.

William Morris Endeavor named Peter Klein chief financial officer. Klein was chief financial officer at Microsoft.


NFL Media Group promoted Khalil Garriott to senior editor.

NBC Universal named Mark Marshall senior vice president of portfolio sales. Marshall was senior vice president and national sales manager for Turner Broadcasting.

NASCAR promoted Michael Lynch to vice president of green innovation.

Penske Racing named David Hovis public relations manager for Team Penske IndyCar teams.

The NWSL Houston Dash named Brian Ching managing director and Tony DiCicco consultant.

Sports Commissions and Tourism Boards

The Panama City Beach Convention and Visitors Bureau hired Steve Bailey as director of sports marketing and special events and Robbie Robinson as coordinator for sports marketing and special events.

DHR International named Sean Scanlon executive vice president and global leader of its media and entertainment practice group. Scanlon was managing partner at Caldwell Partners.

STR Marketplace promoted Ray Adams to vice president of website development and technology and hired Sarah Marks as marketplace coordinator and Souriya Soukhaphanith as Web developer.

Awards and Boards
The PGA European Tour named David Williams chairman.

Hillerich & Bradsby elected Kimberley Gant and Tanée Brewer to its board of directors.

Arsenal FC named Josh Kroenke non-executive director on its board of directors. Kroenke is president and governor of the Denver Nuggets, president of the Colorado Avalanche and alternate governor of the Colorado Rapids.

People news
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